Anybody who even loosely follows the news is aware of the controversy surrounding congressman Akins and his bid for the Senate. There's a lot of people in the G.O.P. calling for him to step aside so they can put somebody they consider more 'electable' in his place to assure a victory in the Senate. Is he electable? I doubt it. The way I see it, it's his ego compelling him to stay in the race -- or perhaps somebody on his payroll who doesn't want to be out of a job right now.
There is absolutely no way somebody can remain a credible contender who says the kind of stupid things he said about "legitimate rape" and a woman's ability to somehow selectively not get pregnant. No way. Goodbye, Congressman.
If he is truly a decent guy, he will put aside his personal interests and really think about what is good for the party -and, in this case, ultimately good for the country. Let me be clear: I'm not a Republican and would not normally care what they do; but, in this case, I feel strongly that it is critical that the Republicans retake the Senate and put Harry Reid (who I consider one of the most despicable politicans to ever 'serve' in the Senate).