6:57 am ET
My “Morning Joe” Take on why the GOP’s newly contemplated support for Todd Akin is a big risk in wake of his “ladylike” remarks:
SCARBOROUGH: So it looks like he can’t handle even the possibility of success.
HALPERIN: There’s two elements with him. One is whether he can win and whether investing money in there for them is a good idea. The other is, when he does stuff like this, and every Republican who knows him thinks he’ll do more like this, the problem is other Republican senate candidates get asked about what he said. So, if they don’t cauterize him, cut him off, keep him from being part of the national Republican conversation, they risk having him be a problem, not just for losing the seat there, but for hurting other Republican candidates across the country. I think they’re going to be reminded of that dynamic with this latest remark.
Watch the video above.