Oh, the saga of Todd Akin
On the troubled trail he’s taken
Now his party has forsaken him, and hung him out to dry
This Republican pariah
Claims he queried his messiah
Now, this modern Jeremiah wants to have another try
From his party he’s been cut off,
And his money flow has shut off,
But he wants to work his butt off for Missouri if he can
His campaign is in a pickle
Going after every nickel
Cos the voting base is fickle, when you tell it like a man
Now he’s after your donation
Looking all across the nation
So express your indignation in a monetary form
Cos the message he is sending
With his dime and nickel spending
Is, his fight is never-ending for the male and Christian norm
He’s an underdog—a fighter,
Though the funds could not be tighter
Still the future’s getting brighter, and “legitimately”, too!
Send him lots, or just a portion
So he’ll live to fight abortion
And the GOP’s contortions are in full and vivid view.
Todd Akin, having been cut off from the more traditional sources of GOP funding, has fallen back on Plan B:
“The media is against us. The Washington elites are against us. The party bosses are against us,” Akin says in an email plea to supporters. “Will you help my fight back by chipping-in $5 today?”
You know, it costs them a bit to process each donation; I’m tempted to encourage people to pledge them one-cent donations, which would be a net loss.
I have seen both sides happy Akin is still in–Democrats happy they have someone to put a face to the GOP’s platform position on abortion, Republicans because they believe Democrats are afraid to express their own abortion position. If I were a bit less jaded, I’d be surprised by the fact that Akin apparently still stands a chance in the race.
But I guess I am that jaded.