Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate a robust defense of Rep. Todd Akin as he faces pressure from Washington Republicans to drop his Senate bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill. Speaking harshly about establishment Republicans who have tried to force Akin from the Missouri race, Huckabee at one point compared the National Republican Senatorial Committee to "union goons" who "kneecap" their enemies. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.co...tors-to-akins-side-attacks-gop-establishment/ -------------- Really, Mr. Huckabee? Akin says an incredibly stupid thing and you want Missouri pastors to defend it? It just makes Republicans look dumb and dumber.