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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Joplin Globe editorial: Akin should drop out for legitimate candidate
In an editorial in today's edition, the Joplin Globe recommended that Congressman Todd Akin drop out of the U. S. Senate race:
Abortion is a very polarizing topic. We find absolutely nothing legitimate regarding Akin’s comments. We find Akin’s understanding of the human anatomy and the depth of ignorance in such a thought process outright offensive.
There was a time in this country when a man’s word was his bond and his honor sacred.
If it were up to us, Mr. Akin would reach deep into his soul and do the honorable thing. He should drop out of the race and open the door for a legitimate candidate.
But it’s not up to us. It’s up to the voters of Missouri, and it will be they who ultimately decide.