Saturday, April 27, 2013

Todd Akin sort of says he might possibly make a potential political comeback

By Richard K. Barry

In an interview with KDSK-TV in Missouri, former Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) said that a political comeback is possible. You'll recall Akin of the "legitimate rape" comment, which destroyed a campaign that might otherwise have easily defeated Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. 

To refresh your memory, the comment was, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Within days of the comment, some in the Republican leadership lobbied to get him to drop out, but to no avail. McCaskill defeated Akin by 15.5 percent. 

Since then, Republican Karl Rove has started a new PAC to try to prevent candidates like Akin from running for the GOP. To that Akin replied, "Karl Rove has made himself and expert. I think I lost one race. He managed to lose about 12 of them in one night." He added that Rove spent an estimated $175 million with nothing to show for it. 

No love lost there. 

Akin cites a number of future activities that might keep him busy, including, academia, public speaking, and even politics.

"It's one of those things that depends on the circumstances really. I don't rule anything out," he said. " I consider it a bright new future and I'm interested to see what the possibilities are."

In truth, the interview was hardly an announcement that he expected to make a political comeback. It was more of a statement from a man badly beaten down that he would like to think he could make a comeback if he wanted to. 

That's a different question. 

You can see the full interview here.

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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  • He looks like Gollum...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:14 AM  

  • When I see Akin all I can hear is the theme from Deliverance....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

  • Gollum had an excuse. Let's hope Akin doesn't hang around as long, although he, too, may have some part to play in the grand scheme of things. If that turns out to be the case, let's hope it turns out much the same way - Akin self-destructed just as handily as Gollum did.

    By Blogger Eric, at 2:06 PM  

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