Who is any ones guess but the why is obvious. The Republicans need him if they are to have any hope of winning the Senate. He had actually been ahead of incumbant Claire McCaskill for awhile. Until he made a humongous gaffe on national TV by stating a woman's body is programmed to keep from getting pregnant in the case of a legitimate rape. Remember the hue and cry that was raised? Rightfully so.
There was a massive call for him to quit the race so a gaffe free candidate could take his place. He refused. He was denied funds. Still he refused. Romney asked him to drop out. He refused. But he did apologize and it would appear that now all is forgiven.
After all, Newt Gingrich suggests the Republicans should support him because they have a 'moral obligation' to win a majority in the Senate. Strange, he doesn't seem to feel a 'moral obligation' to support his party's candidate for President.
With Akin being solidly pro-life, I'd like to think he'd have a better grasp of how women get pregnant and that there are no degrees of rape. He apologized for what? Being ignorant? Nope. I don't think so. More then likely he meant what he said, believed it for whatever reason, and apologized hoping to make it go away.
It worked to an extent. As I've mentioned, supporters are returning. After all he apologized. I don't buy it. It has now been revealed that he was arrested many years ago for an anti-abortion protest. I don't have a problem with that per se. Lots of people have been arrested for participating in protests.
What I question is if he was involved in such a protest would he or would he not be expected to be familiar with what brings about the need for an abortion? Like pregnancy. Many times from rape. Or was he just a young buck out there protesting about something he knew nothing about because it was politic? Either way, he doesn't look good.
The whole situation reeks. It's one reason why politics and politicians turn people off. Everyone who is supporting this man would seem to have a self righteous reason. They want to prove how magnanimous they are. They can forgive. They understand. They need the seat in the Senate. If they don't get it there will a whole lot more than a pregnancy aborted.
I'm sorry. Honest I am. I'll correct the error of my ways. Until it happens again.