Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Akin misunderstands liberals
Embattled GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin tweeted this evening "I apologized but the liberal media is trying to make me drop out. Please stand w/ me tonight by signing my petition at..." As a liberal, I'd like nothing more than a continued Akin candidacy. From a practical standpoint, it makes a Democrat-controlled Senate much more likely. More generally, Akin's continued presence lends more support to Democrats' warnings of extremist Republicans running amok should they gain control. That Akin and Paul Ryan have a similar voting record on social issues doesn't hurt, either.