After Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s well-reported idiotic statement on rape, big Republican names all over the country are calling on him to drop out of the race. Now I read that unless he drops out by tomorrow, the Missouri state party would be unable legally to replace him. Time is definitely a-wasting. This calls for the big guns. Both George Bushes, Nancy Reagan, Michael Reagan, and Bob and Elizabeth Dole should all put out a joint statement demanding that Akin get out of the race. Behind the scenes, Dick Cheney and others should all Akin and read him the riot act, explaining that they will make sure he has no chance to win if he stays in.
Some mistakes are politically inexcusable. Akin made such a mistake. Somebody needs to put the fear of God into him.