Mike Huckabee, who endorsed Rep. Todd Akin in the Republican Senate primary in Missouri, reaffirmed his support in an email sent out to his supporters Thursday, Politico reports.
"The Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren't rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound," Huckabee wrote. "In a Party that supposedly stands for life, it was tragic to see the carefully orchestrated and systematic attack on a fellow Republican."
Huckabee writes that GOP operatives secretly plotted to get Akin off the ballot:
From the spotlights of political offices and media perches, it may appear that the demand for Akin’s head is universal in the party. I assure you it is not. There is a vast, but mostly quiet army of people who have an innate sense of fairness and don't like to see a fellow political pilgrim bullied. If Todd Akin loses the Senate seat, I will not blame Todd Akin. He made his mistake, but was man enough to admit it and apologize. I'm waiting for the apology from whoever the genius was on the high pedestals of our party who thought it wise to not only shoot our wounded, but run over him with tanks and trucks and then feed his body to the liberal wolves.
Finally, Huckabee urges grassroots support:
Now is the time to focus on electing a conservative Senate Majority. And if the NRSC and RNC and the money-rich PACS won't help Todd Akin get us to the majority, then we'll do it without them.