Dont think for a second that Romney or Ryan or the GOP dont agree with Akin, because they do. They have said so much, in more politically correct terms... many and many times. Ryan and Akin are joined at the hip when it comes to this issue, and that is a problem.
Right now the GOP has some major problems. Romney's tax returns (which still has not gone away) and now this. They simply can not focus the message on what they want, and that is because of their own incompetence or that of others in the party. This election was suppose to be about the economy.. so when are they going to start talking about that instead of Romney's taxes and flipflops, Ryans draconian economic policies that Romney does not agree with (at the moment at least), and random GOPer acting like a total moron on national tv?
And it does smart, because that seat was one of those that the GOP were wanting to pick up. Now at best it is going to be a toss up, but more likely a slam dunk for the Dems.
I suspect that this GOP convention next week is going to be critical for Romney/Ryan.. err Ryan/Romney.. whatever... because they need to be forming the talking points and not be the talking points.