Who's the real dog in Akin-McCaskill race?
The Kansas City Star
In an odd remark over the weekend and a more irritating (and ugly) one on Monday, Todd Akin’s campaign has compared Claire McCaskill to a dog.
As such, Akin’s mouth is the gift that keeps giving in the U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri.
First, Akin implied that McCaskill is a dog, as their race goes down to the final two weeks.
The newsy Akin remarks, as reported by PoliticMo, at a Saturday fundraiser:
“She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, you know, ‘fetch.’ She goes to Washington, D.C., and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”
This from the same guy whose “legitimate rape” remarks in August cost him the support of the Republican establishment.
Then, on Monday, an Akin consultant tweeted this:
If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she’d be a “Bullshitsu”
Someone needs to point out to Akin and his backers that comparing a woman to a dog isn’t a good idea, even in a political campaign.
Finally, on Sunday McCaskill got some encouraging news when the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed McCaskill with a steady 46-40 percent lead over Akin.
Still, I have a few questions for Missourians regarding which situation is more embarrassing for this state:
That McCaskill can’t even get to 50 percent against this guy?
Or that Akin still has a chance of getting 40 percent or more of the vote on Nov. 6?