Aiken was wrong in what he said on two counts.
First, there is no such thing as legitimate rape.
There are "FemiNazis", as Rush calls them, who would categorize every marital act as an act of rape but they are quite insane for if that were true then the marital act would be a "legitimate rape" since marriage is legal.
So, there is no such thing as a "legitimate rape". That's just as much nonsense as liberals calling every marital act an act of rape.
Secondly, women can conceive children under the most horrible of circumstances, including violence.
Dr. David Reardon, of The Elliot Institute, with Dr. Theresa Burke, in their book "Forbidden Grief" discusses several stories of women who've conceived children under the most horrible of conditions, including violent rape and incest and how for those women who chose not to hold the child accountable for the crimes of its father and who gave birth to those children conceived under such horrible circumstances, the women who did so faired much better in the long run emotionally and psychologically than those who aborted their children conceived in rape or incest.
So, Todd Aiken was wrong on two counts in what he said.
And he owned up to his mistake.
And I don't know if he would make a good senator or not.
But I think if he is driven out of the race by the tag team of GOP Big Whigs and conservative pundits because they say if he stays in the GOP won't be able to take back the Senate then I think the GOP has already lost the Senate and it doesn't matter if he stays in or not.
That's because if he has to leave and be replaced by someone more to the politically correct leanings of the Big Whigs in the GOP and consevative pundits than there's nothing to stop the same thing from happening to Ted Cruz in Texas or any number of other conservatives running for the US Senate until either the Democrats retain control of the Senate or they are replaced by more Big Whigs in the GOP who'll buckle under to any slight breeze.
I don't agree with Rush or Hannity or Levin that Aiken should go for the good of the nation. I think he should stay in for the good of the country.
If he leaves under these circumstance than they'll force others to leave in the same way because everything conservatives say will be construed as wrong and stupid and so on and we'll end up with more of the same Big Whig GOP RINOs running for high office.
I think the people of Missouri should decide whether he stays or goes and we should abide by their decision.
And that is for the good of the nation.