Todd Akin

(Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15)

Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, is continuing this week to make the rounds of the national news outlets as he promotes his new book, “Firing Back.”

But most Republicans, nationally and in Missouri, are continuing to ignore his book – and him.

In the book, Akin generally defends his controversial 2012 contention that in cases of “legitimate rape,’’ women rarely get pregnant because “their bodies have ways of shutting the whole thing down.”

Missouri State University

Political pundits couldn’t help but weigh in on Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 15 point victory Tuesday night over Republican challenger Todd Akin, a race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat that gained a tremendous amount of attention following Congressman Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment.