Todd Akin has to decide whether to practice the withdrawal method by the end of the day today. Since he’s a white, male Republican of retirement age, nobody is better qualified make that decision.
I think he’ll stick. PPP just published a poll taken last night showing that his race is still a dead heat, even though 79% of voters disagree with what he said (84% said they’d heard the comments [pdf]). He’s been shat upon by the Republican establishment, but talk is cheap and a Senate pickup is rare, so if he stays in, count on them to STFU.
More importantly, all good Christians who understand the taxonomy of rape (wherein “forcible” is the rarest of the rape family) are be behind him. Yesterday, Reverend Huckabee came to his defense, noting that horrible rapes have produced extraordinary people. So he can bank on getting cash from some PAC or other, even if it isn’t Karl Rove or the Republican Party.