The guys at Outside the Beltway weigh in with aAn Observation about Akin that brings to light an important point.
In a ravcw to get elected, politicians spend more time trying not to offend anyone than actually telling us what they believe.
If Akin is against abortion, without exception, then he should say so. He will lose some votes but not as many as he thinks. There are some single issue abortion voters, but not that many. Besides, federal law makers don't have thatuch influence on abortion policy.
That is the problem with ideological litmus teat issues, there is little room for nuance.