The response from many Republicans around the country to Rep. Todd
Akin's (R-Mo.) appalling and now-infamous comments on "legitimate rape"
not producing pregnancies has been swift, unequivocal and appropriate.
When was the last time the National Review asked someone to step
down from a ticket just 24 hours after an offending remark? But the
sting of Akin's comments, even if he does step down, promises to follow
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) around in the days and weeks to come — even if
he doesn't agree with them.
The campaign of Mitt Romney denounced Akin's comments rapidly, and Romney called them "insulting, inexcusable, and frankly wrong." The campaign also released a statement that said that neither Romney nor Ryan agrees with Akin and that "a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape."
Get ready for The War on Women: Chapter 29.
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