The problem for Mr. Akin is that nobody knows what a legitimate rape is, and now he's in a heap of trouble. His own party wants him out of the race, and what looked like a sure win for Republican efforts to retake the Senate doesn't look like that anymore. I think Mr. Akin was planted in our midst by either the Democrats or Ron Paul.
Buried near the end of the article was the news that Mitt Romney was trying to distance himself from Mr. Akin. Mr. Romney wants to talk about the economy, not about bizarre rape theories that play right into Mr. Obama's hands. And so the article tells us:
Besides distancing itself from Akin, Romney's campaign said a Romney administration would not oppose abortion in case of rape. That would be a departure from the position of his vice presidential pick, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, who has proposed legislation that would outlaw abortion with no exception for rape.Messier and messier. Drip, drip.