According to TalkingPointsMemo, Todd Akin is going to hold a press conference at 4:15PM Central Time. The only possible reason to call a press conference at this point in the race after that comment he made is to drop out of the race. I don't think you'd call a press conference to announce you're staying in the race when you've already made comments about that previously to the news outlets.
Todd Akin will address the media at 5:15 Eastern Time, according to a release from his campaign. The full text:We'll see what happens in about forty minutes from now.
St. Louis - Todd Akin will hold a press conference in St. Louis County today at 4:15pm central time. Details to follow.
UPDATE: It does seem that in fact, Akin has called a press conference to announce that he's staying in the race according to tweets from reporters. What a waste of a press conference.
UPDATE 2: He actually is going to reiterate that he's staying in the race according to Politico, and it's because of support from Mike Huckabee and the crazy religious whackos that he's going to stay in the race.
Rep. Todd Akin is calling a press conference Friday afternoon in Missouri to say what he’s been saying all week: He’s staying in the race.I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Mike Huckabee, and the Family Research Council, for delivering this race to us.
A source close to Akin said the congressman felt boosted by support from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and conservative leaders he met with at a Council for National Policy conference in Tampa, Florida earlier in the week.