Maddow, Letterman Discuss Todd Akin

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and David Letterman discussed Todd Akin’s political future on Wednesday, agreeing that the Missouri Republican Senate nominee isn’t likely to exit the race. 

“One person who’s really pointedly not calling for him to get out of the race, is the Democrat he’s running against, who would be very happy for him to stay there,” Maddow said of Sen. Claire McCaskill. 

McCaskill knew, Maddow said, that Akin would self-destruct eventually. “He just did it too early,” Maddow said.

 

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