It is easy to understand why so many top Republicans are working to get Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Not only could he cost them a seat and potentially control of the Senate, but his problem is already starting to metastasize to other Republican candidates. Normally the exact nuances of a vice presidential candidate’s position on abortion are not a big topic in elections, but because of Akin’s controversy, Paul Ryan has started to be asked very pointed questions about the similarity to his own views.