The Todd Akin saga has given Missouri about as much national and international press as when Tom Eagleton withdrew as a Democratic vice presidential candidate after it was disclosed he had been treated for mental stress resulting in depression. That was in 1972.
A new book out this year by Joshua M. Glasser, “The Eighteen-Day Running Mate” details that 1972 “Campaign in Crisis,” which, of course, was different from the Akin situation except that the two political events resulted in wide publicity for Missouri.
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