Romney urges Akin to bow out

With the Missouri dropout deadline fast approaching, Mitt Romney has added his voice to those calling on Todd Akin to withdraw from the Senate race. Romney alluded to his earlier criticism of Akin’s rape remark and added that today, Missouri citizens have said Akin should withdraw. “I think he should accept their counsel and withdraw from the race,” Romney stated.

Romney probably was referring to former or current Missouri Senators Danforth, Bond, Talent, and Blunt, all of whom say that Akin should bow out. Unfortunately, there is little reason to believe that Akin will be more inclined to listen to Romney than to the Missouri Republicans.

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