Rush Limbaugh noted that he was hesitant to “join the mob” calling for Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri U.S. Senate race after making controversial comments about “legitimate rape.”

“Democrats circle the wagons,” Limbaugh said. “We circle the firing squad.”

Limbaugh agreed that Akin’s comments were “stupid” and “untrue.”

“There’s no evidence for this, this is absurd.” Limbaugh said, about Akin’s claim that a woman’s body “shuts down” preventing her from being impregnated by rape.

“What I think Mr. Akin should try to realize here as he makes his decision is that all of these things that he truly cares about will be much easier to make happen if we win the Senate and the White House and hold the House this November,” Limbaugh added. “He must put the nation and its future ahead of everything else that he’s considering.  And I hope he comes to the right conclusion.”