Wednesday, June 11, 2014

U.S. News - Cantor Loss

In what looks to be a major shake up of the Republican party, Eric Cantor, the house majority, leader has lost in a primary to Tea Party candidate, Dave Brat. This is the first time in U.S. history that the the house majority, leader has lost in a primary in spite of outspending his opponent 42-1. So what led to Brat's victory? Pundits are stating that Cantor's support for immigration reform was a key catalyst to motivate voters to oust him. I think it was also an anti incumbent mood in the electorate combined with a good campaign by Brat. Maybe this is the beginning of a national move against incumbents? No doubt we need a changing of the guard in Washington. I also think that people are fed up with the status quo. So congratulations to Dave Brat. May your message grow and spread so that more incumbents are ousted and we can finally have something meaningful accomplished in Washington.

What do you think?