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Oh, Now You Take It back!

by coldwarrior ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines at April 26th, 2013 - 11:02 pm



Former Rep. Todd Akin said he regrets the comments he made about “legitimate rape” which derailed his Missouri bid for U.S. Senate last year.

In an interview with KDSK-TV on Thursday, the 65-year-old was asked whether he would take back the controversial comments. “Of course I would,” the former congressman replied.

“I’ve relived them too many times. But that is not reality.”

The Republican who represented Missouri’s second congressional district for twelve years saw his otherwise winnable campaign come to a standstill after he said in a television interview last summer that he believes pregnancy can be prevented by a woman involved in a “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, capitalized on the comments, while major players in the GOP called for Akin to drop out of the race.

Akin decided to fight on, but McCaskill went on to defeat him by more than 15 percentage points.

“There was a very, very strong grassroots element saying don’t you give in to those party bosses,” Akin told KSDK.

Still Akin hinted that he might consider a repeat run. “Oh no, I don’t rule anything out,” he said in the interview. “I consider it a bright new future and I’m interested to see what the possibilities are.”


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6 Responses to “Oh, Now You Take It back!”
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  1. 1 | April 26, 2013 11:17 pm

    Oh God, no. Get the h-ll out of politics, Mr. Akin. You’re damaged goods for life now.

  2. Bumr50
    2 | April 26, 2013 11:32 pm

    Those comments are indefensible.

    Not even a drug problem explains that away.

  3. coldwarrior
    3 | April 27, 2013 9:18 am

    the dumbest comments of the 2012 campagn and possibly the entire year. i want no part of the republican party he represents.

  4. SciFiGuy
    4 | April 27, 2013 9:33 am

    Akin =SMF. nuff said..

  5. texasam7
    5 | April 27, 2013 9:36 am

    Akins reminds me of Homer Simpson as Montgomery Burns prank monkey, only he does it for the Democrats.

  6. coldwarrior
    6 | April 27, 2013 9:40 am

    texasam7 wrote:

    Akins reminds me of Homer Simpson as Montgomery Burns prank monkey, only he does it for the Democrats.

    i keep hearing he was a dem plant…

    i am still shaking my head over his comments and then from the knuckleheads who came out to support him!

    it was like a convergence of morons, they could not see the damage that was being done.

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