It is encouraging to find that some Republicans were so offended by Todd Akins’ claim that raped women don’t get pregnant that they want to replace him on the ticket. The comment has hurt him some in the polls. The problem is that so many Americans from both parties vote party line that they will support a bad candidate from their own party over someone from the other side whom that might actually like better. The following N.Y. Times article summarizes the initial reaction of Republicans following Akins’ remarks.