1. Akin-Gate

    Rape-Theory Doc Mitt Surrogate

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Manchester N.H.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Mitt Romney may not be able to “defend” Todd Akin’s theory that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” but apparently the physician behind this controversial theory was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s presidential campaign in 2008. Dr. Jack C. Wilke, former president of the National Right to Life Committee, is known as the “father of the anti-abortion movement.” A 2007 statement from the Romney campaign hailed Wilke as “a leading voice within the pro-life community and will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney's pro-life and pro-family agenda.” Obama adviser David Axelrod probably put it best when he tweeted, “Awkward.”

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