Roy Blunt: I'll Campaign for Todd Akin
Senator had asked Akin to quit after 'legitimate rape' flap
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2012 3:56 PM CDT
Sen. Roy Blunt, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., at a news conference in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Seems like Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt's call for Todd Akin to step aside wasn't, ahem, "legitimate." Blunt asked Akin to quit the Senate race in August after the House lawmaker defended his flawed science of "legitimate rape"—but now that Akin's officially still running, Blunt promises to stump for him. "I think anybody else would have been a candidate that clearly would have won, and Todd very well may win," said Blunt today on State of the Union.

"He’s on a ticket at a time when people look at a Senate that’s not doing its work, and the only way to change that is to change the majority in the Senate," he added. Called a flip-flopper by co-panelist Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Blunt steered the conversation toward the big picture, saying, "What I said was that the national issues are big enough that we need to have a discussion of these issues rather than those that Todd managed to bring to the table."

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stlman1
Oct 1, 2012 9:25 PM CDT
The Constitution declares that we have the right of 'freedom of religion'. But what Blunt doesn't understand is that we also have 'fredom from religion'. That's why this hippocrite is endorsing a total embicile. What sane person would make statements like he did. My mouth would no work trying to say those things.
MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 1, 2012 11:33 AM CDT
Time to unite for one last effort to save America before it's too late. Keep digging boy's, keep digging. That hole is just about big enough for all of you.
MichaelBenesch
Oct 1, 2012 6:50 AM CDT
From condemnation (he-he) in piblic CONservaSHAMS were always going to back the (R) no matter if it's denigrating to women,hateful toward American natives or simply racist toward minorities. Say anything they want but as always, the immorality, greed&power from (R)USHubliCONs ALWAYS causes them to fall in line no matter how vile&putrid their candidate is. How can any human being with a shred of decency support Todd Akin,Scott Brown or Macaca Allen or even MittBAIN the weathervane for that matter? What a party!