Salon explains the reasons, noting that Akin could still win,and why not having support of the big hitters in the party doesn’t matter to him.
Plus, he’s a stone cold ideologue.
Missouri politicians who have in the past tried to negotiate with Akin describe it as sort of like trying to negotiate with Ahmadinejad. He is a zealot, in every sense of the word. As one top Republican said this morning, “It’s hard to reason with an idiot.”