This is what hubris looks like.
If Todd Akin stays in the race, it will make it that much easier to convince people that the War on Women is real, and it's here to stay as well. If Akin sticks to his guns, and loses, he can simply blame it on the liberals and collect at the wingnut welfare trough.
Akin is delusional. I hope he is front and center in Tampa and I hope every American is allowed to revisit his terrible remarks early and often. He is very, very close to Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and, if history tells me anything, you're a fool if you don't exploit the personal relationships and associations of political candidates.