Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic for Wednesday, August 22rd at 11:00 a.m: Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said Tuesday that he was not exiting the Senate race even as he is losing support from party leaders including Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who called on him to drop out. The embattled Senate candidate asked voters to forgive him for the comments about rape and abortion. Does he deserve to be forgiven? If forgiven, should he remain in the race as he argues he should? Does forgiveness imply forgetfulness? Can one forgive a bad act and still take it into account in future encounters?