Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-MO), who is still trying to make it up to women since he suggested that victims of “legitimate rape” cannot become pregnant, blew another hole in his pro-woman persona on Thursday when he said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is not as “ladylike” as she was in 2006.
In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Akin implied that a woman taking an agressive stance in a competitive election is somehow unpalatable, expressing apparent displeasure not with McCaskill’s politics, but with her personality:
“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin said. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”
Akin’s been trying to get back on track with his female constituency and Republicans alike since he blew past the September 25 deadline to drop out of the election. He just launched a “Women for Akin” group last week.