The deadline for Todd Akin to withdraw from the race has passed. Akin is now probably in the race through November, against Mitt Romney's wishes.
Now we just have to make sure that Akin loses in November, because he's a hateful, ignorant human being who should not be a lawmaker.
The Obama campaign will later today send out a mass e-mail to supporters from abortion rights activist Sandra Fluke criticizing the comments of embattled Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin... Fluke will also be announced as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention. Her email today will note that the Republican National Convention adopted a platform plank today that opposed abortion, with no exceptions mentioned. The Obama campaign has been calling this plank "the Akin Amendment" since Akin's controversial comments from Sunday were made in an attempt to explain his opposition to abortion in all circumstances, even for women who were raped.
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