Whether Todd Akin is a suitable Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in face of his inexcusable blunder on how babies come into the world is a decision that the people of Missouri will have to make on their own I suppose. Far be it from anyone in the State of Illinois to dictate candidacy standards to the rest of the nation. It's not like we're some shining beacon on the hill in that regard.
Still, Akin's less than stellar understanding of the female reproductive system? I'm telling you, it's like something out of a 1950s biology textbook; I'd like to vet him on his knowledge of pregnancy via toilet seats since we're on the subject of old wives tales, but even if he's not an appropriate option for Congress, there may still be some wiggle room as a VP choice if he'd be willing to switch parties, so he does have that going for him.
For Akin's sake, that might be his wisest course of action. Ignorance frequently comes off as sacramental rites of passage when you have a 'D' after your name. There's no escaping the immutable truth… the big 'R' that follows the names of Republican candidates comes with a level of accountability that not everyone can hold themselves to, and as much as the conservative media wants to circle the wagons on this mess and defend the indefensible, I prefer being in a party that has at least some understanding of culpability. Of course, that's just me. Winning is nice but being right is usually better.