Todd Akin Thinks Claire McCaskill Isn't Very 'Ladylike'

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There's no point in asking why Todd Akin would say the following:


"I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent," Akin told the paper. "She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened."

When you're Todd Akin, this is just what you do. You expect your opponent to curtsy and bake you cookies. It's just who you are. Tell em Denny.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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