Akin Slams 'Unladylike' McCaskill
She was like a 'wildcat' in debates, Senate candidate complains
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2012 4:10 AM CDT
Republican Rep. Todd Akin speaks to reporters in the Missouri Capitol building rotunda as part of his Missouri Common Sense bus tour yesterday.   (AP Photo/Columbia Daily Tribune, Ryan Henriksen)

(Newser) – Todd Akin, the GOP Senate candidate whose comments on rape united his own party against him, doesn't seem to be trying too hard to win back women voters. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who attacked his "legitimate rape" remark when the pair debated last week, "was much more ladylike" when she was running for office in 2006, the Missouri candidate told supporters at a campaign stop this week, the Chicago Tribune reports. "The first two minutes, wow, it's like somebody let a wildcat out of the cage," he said. "She was just furious and attacking in every different direction."

Akin "is at it again with another comment that's demeaning to women and offensive to all," says Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. "Unless the national party condemns Todd Akin and his latest comments, every Republican candidate in the country will be held accountable for their support of of Akin's beliefs and sentiments." The final deadline for Akin to quit the race passed this week, and he has now picked up endorsements from conservatives including Rick Santorum and won the support of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a fundraising group that pledged yesterday to direct $290,000 to Akin's cash-strapped campaign.

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Antagonist
Sep 29, 2012 7:45 AM CDT
He reminds me of "Maggot" from The Dirty Dozen Movie Anyone else agree?
jrh
Sep 29, 2012 12:45 AM CDT
Akin and his backer's should have all their family members experience legitimate rape and tell the media how much they enjoyed it.
Twiny
Sep 28, 2012 11:16 AM CDT
McCaskill isn't a Stepford wife and that just confused Akin all to hell. The man is a true piece of shit.