Another pro-family activist is coming to the defense of
embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Brian Camenker, president of MassResistance, had the chance to meet Akin
several years ago and says he was impressed with the congressman's
character. Now, he cannot understand why the Republican Party has
thrown Akin under the bus, despite the fact that he has apologized
for his now infamous misstatement about "legitimate rape."
"I think that the fact that he was so far ahead in
the polls before this incident happened, and the fact that he won a
very hotly-contested primary shows that he is capable of coming
back and winning," Camenker suggests. "The question is are the
Republicans going to continue to try to keep that from
He is bothered by the double standard.
"It's one thing for Todd Akin to talk about rape, [but] Bill
Clinton was actually accused of rape during the campaign and
accused of sexual harassment," the MassResistance president
recalls. "Then there was the Monica Lewinsky thing and getting
impeached, and they all stuck with him. They all pretended like it
was just nothing."
But with incident now behind him, Camenker says indications
suggest Akin is making a comeback and will win this race.