I couldn't care less if Todd Akin runs, doesn't run, gets elected to the Senate, or doesn’t get elected. He’s just one of the many dinosaurs and luddites that inhabit the political world.
I think he actually believes that horseshit he spewed about women’s bodies having some secret juju that rejects pregnancy as a result of “legitimate rape”.
If only more politicians would be called out on the stoopid crap they say. Michelle Bachmann saying God told her to run. That should have ended her political life long before the bullcrap about HPV immunization causing retardation.
So many of these dinosaurs insist on attempting to inflict their misguided religious values on other people. Think life is sacred and there should be no abortion (or, as the arch-conservative meme now is, “until Roe v. Wade is properly decided”)? Fine. Don’t have an abortion. Think abortion is murder? Fine. Don’t have an abortion.
Trying to run other people’s lives, lifestyles, morals, and values is big in the vein of flawed thinkers like Todd Akin, who in the next breath will say that gubbmint should stay out of our lives.
Why do these dinosaurs like Akin, Bachmann, Rick Perry, that Santorini person, and others of their ilk continue to present themselves for “public service”? Because they see themselves, apparently, as missionaries and proselytizers.
A crypto-conservative Texas talk show host of my acquaintance (Chris Krok) spewed some nonsense on his social media feed the other day about Jenny McCarthy being a horrible mother because she consorted with a man outside wedlock. To fundamentalists like Krok, the admonition “judge not, that ye be not judged” doesn’t apply to them.
The time will not come in my lifetime, but eventually these dinosaurs will die off, and we can go back to the halcyon days when common thieves and hard drinkers ran Congress.