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Todd Akin Talks "Bright New Future," KSDK Asks If He's "The New Comeback Kid" (VIDEO)

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A legitimate comeback?
"Could Todd Akin be the new comeback kid?"

KSDK (Channel 5) seems to answer its own (pretty ridiculous) question with its much hyped, underwhelming interview with the former Missouri congressman who destroyed his Senate campaign by saying, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

The station promoted the exclusive as an interview about his "comeback," -- tweet your comments with hashtag #AkinComeback! -- but were the hints of new political ambitions legitimate? Check out the video below.

Sooooooo....

First shocker of the interview: He regrets the comment that ruined his campaign and destroyed his reputation! Ya don't say?

"I've relived that moment many, many times," he says, adding, "Of course you regret it. You think what would it have been like if I hadn't done that?"

"All of us are fallible," he also says during the interview.

And does he believe in that whole legitimate rape thing?

Akin replies, "No, no and I apologized for that."

After he offers some insight on the future of the Republican Party, we get to the money question -- the "comeback" in their headline and teasers.

"Would you ever consider putting your hat back in the political ring again?" reporter Leisa Zigman asks.

"I don't rule anything out. I consider it kind of a bright new future and I'm interested to see what the possibilities are," he replies.

There you have it, folks. The #AkinComeback.

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27 comments
Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

i'm pretty sure he's got a few dollars saved up.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

they aren't "marketing" anything, retard.

Joanna Franke Kleine
Joanna Franke Kleine

KSDK has officially lost me as a viewer. Between Liesa and Kay's stripper shoes and this monstrousity, I'm done.

Scooter Von Donaken
Scooter Von Donaken

He was my congressman for quite sometime and he said that sort of thing all of the time. I was dumbfounded that no one ever noticed but me.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

He's delusional at best. No way. Stick a girl in it Akin, 'cause yer done!

Matthew Susick
Matthew Susick

I usually watch KMOV. KSDK is too fluffy for me.

Craig Richason
Craig Richason

Pathetic that KSDK would market this as a comeback. At this point? I'm not sure which one is the bigger joke: KSDK or Akin

Dustin Triplett
Dustin Triplett

"Legitimate Rape" was both the highest point and lowest point of his political career. It got his name out there across the globe, but in the most damaging way possible. He'll never live that down and will never be viewed as anything other than a pathetic joke.

Matt Irwin
Matt Irwin

nuts. & im sincerely disappointed in ksdk.

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