Todd Akin Comeback? Failed "Legitimate Rape" Candidate Talks GOP Future in KSDK Exclusive

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Is this Todd Akin "comeback" legitimate?
They shout his name at the Missouri State Capitol when lawmakers propose anti-abortion bills. He was the inspiration for an entire episode of Law & Order SVU this season.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, the failed Senate candidate who got national attention for his controversial abortion remark, is back...with an exclusive KDSK (Channel 5) interview in which the reporter states, "It may be the greatest comeback ever." Huh?

The segment airs Thursday at 10 p.m., but KSDK already has an intriguing teaser out. Video below.

Here's the short promotion for the interview with reporter Leisa Zigman.

The video starts out with some seemingly sympathetic words for the former representative who lost his Senate bid against Claire McCaskill, in large part because of his comment that women can't get pregnant from "legitimate rape."

"To this day, Todd Akin continues to be attacked from all sides, especially from the Republican establishment," Zigman says. "He's been blamed for everything, including the Republican divide."

And the teaser gives us this snippet of insight from Akin: "I believe the party will either stand on principled positions, or it's going to be replaced by some other party."

A bit strangely, the channel seems to be promoting its interview with the hashtag #AkinComeBack:

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#WhatKindOfComebackExactly??

Tune in Thursday at 10 p.m.

(h/t @ssnich)

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jealousblues1
jealousblues1

I have to say the promos that I saw were WEIRD

its like the reporter is trying to campaign for him or something

crashtest
crashtest

Todd Akin was only reason I bothered to vote for Claire "right in the middle" McCaskill.

ThatsMyTattooo
ThatsMyTattooo

Comeback?! As IF. Oh Akin, please. Just sit down and give it up. You publicly outed yourself as a misogynist, an ill informed one at that, incapable of understanding basic science. Too late to cry over spilt milk. He is right about one thing, a self fulfilling prophecy: the Republican party going ultra conservative in the age of science, technology, and information will secure their position as draconian, thus wheedling their numbers down until the 3rd party assumes their place. 

Brandi Person
Brandi Person

Good to know I wasn't the only one seeing that commercial for his interview on KSDK channel 5 and thinking "WTF?!?" Still an A** even if he being used as a scape goat for the Republican party....BOOO F*cking WHOOO!!!!

Chris DiMercurio
Chris DiMercurio

Anyone else think he looks like the evil preacher from poltergeist? Or is that just me?

Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson

A legitimate toilet seat. I gotta take a Todd.

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Is this a legitimate come back, Or is he just making stuff up?

Benjamin Braun
Benjamin Braun

I'm told when Todd Akin decides to make a legitimate comeback, the people of Missouri have ways of shutting that whole thing down.

jealousblues1
jealousblues1

@ThatsMyTattooo THIS is what really annoys me

not only are these politicians horribly ignorant...they think they can lead and make policy without having a clue!

What a joke!

You see it a lot when congress discusses science as well.  Its PATHETIC

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