Jaco – Todd Akin Is On A Mission From God
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Todd Akin isn’t quitting the race for senate. And there’s a very simple reason why. Congressman Akin believes he’s on a mission from God. And there’s a big difference between running for office and running for office on the basis of morality. This isn’t politics to Akin. It’s what he believes in his core.
Remember, when Akin first announced he was running for the senate he said God had spoken to him about running. Like all of Akin’s runs for congress this is not a simple shot at political office. This is an opportunity to bring the things he believes in his core to the public arena. This includes things like opposition to abortion, opposition to gay marriage and opposition to what he sees as an overwhelming federal government.
So these aren’t talking points to Akin. He believes every thing he’s said. Like, how liberals hate God. Or how federal student loans are socialism. Or how abortion is evil. Or how stem cell research amounts to potential murder. Or how uninsured people should just sell their cars to pay for health insurance. Or how the United States holds a special place in God’s plan for the world.
That’s why republican party heavyweights from John Ashcroft to Kit Bond to Mitt Romney haven’t been able to convince Akin to quit the race after his controversial comments on rape on the Jaco Report. In the first place, the state GOP has never given Akin much money for his campaigns. So closing their wallets this time, he figures, is no different.
But secondly, and most importantly, they’re trying to talk to Akin about politics. That doesn’t work with someone who’s looked at his entire public life as a moral crusade.
I’m Charles Jaco and that’s Jacology.