Let's say you and your Senate campaign have became a national disgrace and laughingstock for claiming that women can't become impregnated from rape because, "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Let's say that in response to the universal reaction of horror and disgust to the term "legitimate rape" and also to the Magic Lady Parts Theory, even the Republican Party (except for Mike Huckabee) runs as fast as it can from said Senate campaign—not because any Republicans disavow "legitimate rape" or the Magic Lady Parts Theory, but because duh, even Republicans could see just how toxic that statement was.
So what is the one thing your aforementioned Senate campaign should probably never, ever, under any circumstances, say?
Mrs. Todd Akin has the answer:
Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.” She added, “Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.”Just one teeny tiny little question, Mrs. Akin: If Todd is being legitimately raped in his home just like the colonists in 1776, doesn't his body have a way of shutting that down?
She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again.