Akin Says He Should Have Turned Down At Least One Interview

At a news conference in Lee’s Summit Tuesday GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin looks back on a key mistake in his campaign.
The KC Star’s Steve Kraske reports on Akin’s remarks.
“Asked if he had any regrets in this campaign for anything he’d said, Akin said, “There was at least one interview that I wished I had turned down.”
That was a reference to the St. Louis TV interview he did in August in which he talked about “legitimate rape.” He apologized later for his remarks, but the resulting media and political firestorm led to a chorus of calls for him to withdraw from the race, which Akin refused to do.
“On the other hand, we move forward and do the best we can at each point,” Akin said. “When we make a mistake, say you’re sorry and just keep on going.”
Akin said he had a good sense of how the election will turn out “and I believe our supporters are going to be very pleased with the outcome.”
A poll conducted for The Star that was released Sunday showed McCaskill leading Akin by 45-43 percent, totals well within the survey’s 4 point margin of error.
Gingrich said Republicans who called for Akin’s withdrawal “made a mistake in principle” and “made a mistake historically.
“And I think on election night when Todd wins there will be a number of people picking up the phone and calling to say, `Oh, gee, I really meant to be for you.'”
Gingrich defended Akin once again.
“If having made a mistake was grounds for getting off the ticket, Joe Biden would have to resign once a week,” he said.

Read more here: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/akin-ill-match-mccaskill-tv-final-week/#storylink=cpy


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