Day two of the Todd Akin firestorm has begun with the uproar over his rape comments not abating. In the Hill, the Washington political newspaper, GOP sources said Akin is in for big problems:
His comments from Sunday's interview, however, led GOP consultant Patrick Ruffini, who worked on George W. Bush's campaign, to wonder whether it might be necessary for Missouri Republicans to find a new candidate.
"I imagine Akin's fundraising will now dry up. It'll be difficult for national donors to take him seriously in what should be one of our best hopes for a pickup. His response stating he 'misspoke' shows a certain political tone-deafness and that he is not willing to do what he needs to do to rectify the damage from this," he said in an email.