Hey, Ladies: Todd Akin Is Really, Really Sorry

Missouri Senate candidate and recent PR Fail winner Todd Akin (expert in both “legitimate” and “illegitimate” rape) knows he screwed up—and he wants the voters of Missouri to know that he knows. How does he know? Because all those mean journalists just won’t leave him alone—especially after he ditched Piers Morgan and left the poor Brit to interview an empty chair:

The always-respectful newsman called Akin “a gutless little twerp,” and things are generally looking quite bad for the Senate hopeful. Top members of his own party have pressed him to drop out of the race and skip the upcoming Republican National Convention, but he doesn’t seem to be listening, and the following ad is his attempt to fight back and clear his now-infamous name:

Awkward! Akin predictably apologized for the words he used but not for the sentiment they expressed, so we can only assume that he still wants to make abortion illegal for rape victims.

What do you guys think? We can imagine his PR team’s most urgent request today: Please stop talking about this story! No such luck, guys. It’s all yours.

*Update: Despite all this horrible PR, Akin may be pleased to know that the weird contraceptive method he described on Sunday truly does occur…among ducks.