Don't know if Steve Deace is right about Akin; I don't know enough about him. But Deace is absolutely right about Romney. And it does indeed look like Bob Dole II will go down to defeat in November, barring a dramatic (though not inconceivable) turnaround. As of today, Romney is losing the Electoral Vote, 332 to 206. To have a chance, Romney has to hold every state currently in his column, PLUS take FL, OH, and VA. Even then, he's short about 4 votes. He would have to take a state like WI or CO to go over the top. Possible, but not likely.