Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:36 AM
pstokely (7,520 posts)
Missouri U.S. Senate debate ignores 'legitimate rape' furor
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Republican Todd Akin and incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill debated Medicare, immigration and the national debt on Thursday, but did not discuss Akin's "legitimate rape" remark that drew national attention to their Missouri U.S. Senate race.
Akin's comment in August that women have biological defenses against pregnancies that might be caused by "legitimate rapes," which he later retracted, drew widespread rebukes even from members of his own party.
The six-term congressman from St. Louis resisted requests that he step aside for another candidate to take on McCaskill, who had been seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Republican effort to win a majority in the Senate.
McCaskill's campaign earlier this month released an ad featuring rape victims to highlight the Akin gaffe. Akin has faced an uphill battle for financial support since making the comments, although some conservative Republicans have renewed support for him since he stayed in the race.
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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
rwsanders (292 posts)
2. I'd have to disagree...
Repugnant party members should have to wear these statements like a dead albatross. The problem is not the he made a mistake, as everyone speaking in public will eventually do, but the fact that it shows how he, like all members of the repugnant party, have to make someone else small to feel bigger themselves.
Response to The Stranger (Reply #3)
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
Robbins (2,050 posts)
4. Doesn't matter
McCaskill Is running ads with aprolife republican woman who attacks akin comments and says for first time In her life she Is voting
for Mccaskill.That Is fr more damaging to akin than a debate comment.