Elections 21 August 2012 President Obama: "Rape is rape." Quote of the day. Print HTML At an impromptu news conference at the White House, President Obama responded to Representative Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape": “Rape is rape... The idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.” › Morning Call: pick of the papers President Obama at the White House news conference. Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe More Related articles Munich shootings: The bloody drama where everyone knows their part Donald Trump brings home his dark vision of America at the Republican convention Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as Environment Secretary mean for policy?