Of course Todd Akin’s “rape” comments change everything. If he stays in the race, Claire McCaskill will win. It turns out I was wrong. I figure she pumped up Akin’s candidacy because he knew he was likely to say something stupid and offensive like this. In retrospect, running ads attacking him while the Republican primary was still going on was a very clever strategy. McCaskill as Brer Rabbit, “Don’t throw me in the briar patch” “Don’t give me Todd Akin as an opponent”
This doesn’t change my opinion of McCaskill however. And if the Republicans can get Akin out of the race, replace him with another candidate, the balance will change once again.