Akin's gaffe repels even more women voters
The Kansas City Star
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill responded Friday to opponent Todd Akin’s latest loose-lipped bid to lose the support of even more women voters in Missouri.
The Republican U.S. Senate candidate insulted McCaskill on Thursday, drawing statewide and some national ridicule as a result.
Wind the tape:
“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin said at a news conference in Jefferson City. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”
Ah, yes, “ladylike,” as in demur, knows her place.
On Friday, McCaskill said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program:
“I don’t know exactly what his accusation that I’m not ladylike means. I think the debate was tough for Todd because I went through the list of his very, very extreme positions and I think he wasn’t prepared to answer some of that.”
Yes, apparently, a woman who goes toe to toe with Akin - and then clearly wins the debate with specific answers on her opponent’s very extreme views - should not be trusted.
Here’s a recap of what McCaskill said Friday morning on “Morning Joe.”
She pointed out once again how extreme Akin is, describing his as part of a fringe group that will never compromise even in the best interests of the country.
Oh, and she wants to capitalize on Akin’s remarks, requesting donations on her “ladylikeness” or not.
Akin, of course, has had all kinds of problem with women after his asinine “legitimate rape” comment of mid-August.
His “ladylike” remark won’t help him win back any of that lost support.
By now, McCaskill has to just hope that Akin keeps talking into the microphone, especially as his campaign implodes over its constant belittling of women.