Todd Akin — yes, that Todd Akin, the Missouri Congressman and Senatorial candidate — has not withdrawn his candidacy despite great pressure from everyone in the Republican establishment from Karl Rove (or is it really Mitt Romney at the top?) on down. Okay, Akin said some very misguided things about how women's bodies respond to rape — but would a substitute candidate drawn from his primary challengers take a more "moderate" stand on abortion?
The problem with Akin is not that he's too conservative. The problem is that he's a moron. His potential replacements, on the other hand, just never had the opportunity to put their feet so far into their mouths that those feet emerged through their respective assholes.
Okay, maybe that's wrong. Maybe they were better trained to stick to the approved talking points.
I don't think much of Clair McCaskill (remember Corker-McCaskill?), but I'd hate to see the Democrats lose their Senate majority — and I suppose it ought to be easier to beat a moron like Akin than somebody with a few brains. Still, I don't believe for a minute that the "withdrawal" of funding for Akin's campaign is real. Yet another well-funded SuperPac will fill the breach in short order.
Morons For American Prosperity?