Akin still in race; McCaskill ready to pounce?
The Kansas City Star
Defying a lot of skeptics, Todd Akin is still in the U.S. Senate race as of Monday, just eight days before the official deadline in Missouri for pulling out of his contest against incumbent Claire McCaskill.
Akin, by the way, doesn’t sound like someone ready to quit just because all the GOP-powers-that-be have told him to leave. Akin keeps saying, as in this good National Journal article, that he believes God will see him through.
Meanwhile, McCaskill supporters are licking their chops, waiting for the Sept. 25 deadline to pass.
After that, they say, she’s going to be able to unleash holy heck upon Akin in the form of destructive commercials attacking his ultra-conservative views on all sorts of issues.
Then again, McCaskill probably should go ahead and start doing that right now. Akin doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.
So the sooner McCaskill and the Democrats ramp up their attacks against him, the better it might be for them when it comes time to vote in November.