Eleven reasons Todd Akin didn’t quit

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.”