What happened to Eric Cantor

Last night, a political earthquake occurred. There is no denying that fact.  While stunning, it is not entirely surprising.

The tremors began back in April when State Senator, Frank Wagner, an Eric Cantor Ally, was defeated by Curtis Colgate for Second district Chairman during a highly contentious convention.

Ed Morrissey at Hotair has an excellent analysis of Eric Cantor’s defeat with his post “The only poll that matters”  In my rushed post last night I stated that Cantor’s campaign had outspent Dave Brat by over 20-1, Morrissey has the  tally at 25-1, but it could well be as high as 50-1 . An outrageous amount, but more outrageous is the fact Cantor’s campaign spent more money on stake houses as Brat spent on his whole campaign.

Talk about the privileged elite!

What also hurt Eric Cantor was his attempt to bury Brat with a blitz of negative ads, it served to have the opposite effect:

“It gave [Brat] oxygen and it gave him sympathy. It was just a tactical mistake,” a Virginia Republican strategist said. “That’s when Brat went from being a guy that die-hard tea party people had heard about to being a guy that just ordinary conservatives driving around and listening to talk radio had heard about.”

This leads me to Mississippi, and the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel’s Senate Race. McDaniel won the first round but failed to reach 50 percent forcing a run-off election.  Thad Cochrane has responded by going overly negative and I think you will see another backlash with McDaniel defeating Cochrane handedly.

Finally, let’s meet Dave Brat:

 

 

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One Response to What happened to Eric Cantor

  1. omanuel says:

    Thank you for this encouraging news!

    And thank you Dave Brat and the American Tea Party for successfully ending the reign of socialist rule by pseudo-Repuicans.

    By coincidence, I happened to discover the unreported CHAOS and TERROR in late August 1945 that forged an alliance of world leaders – including USSR’s Joseph Stalin – to take totalitarian control of the world by:

    1. Uniting all nations together under the United Nations on 24 Oct 1945
    2. Forbidding public scientific knowledge of the energy that destroyed Hiroshima

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/CHAOS_and_FEAR_August_1945.pdf

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former Student of
    KAZUO KURODA
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

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