If Akin had any common sense he would withdraw.
There's nothing he can say to make up for it. My jaw dropped when I heard his comment
The fundamental problem with what Akin said is not that he "mispoke" but that there are lots of other fringe right wingers, Paul Ryan included, who actually believe the crazy stuff they are spouting. He and many other still believe this stuff, they just want the gaffe to go away so they can wine the election.