Former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin broke his post-election silence Thursday, telling a St. Louis TV station that he regrets his legitimate rape remarks that boosted the candidacy of Democrat Claire McCaskill.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
He also said he cant rule out another run for public office.
Its one of those things that depends on the circumstances really, he told KSDK. I dont rule anything out.
Akin said he would of course walk back his legitimate rape remark that drew nationwide attention and a sparked a short-lived, but deadly serious, push to get him out of the race last summer.
"Ive relived them too many times, Akin said. All of us are fallible. We make mistakes, and we say things the wrong way.
The consensus among political insiders is clear: Akin should find another line of work outside of politics.