House Minority Whip Eric Cantor on Mid-Term Election Strategy

Friday, September 17, 2010

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) makes remarks during a news briefing at the U.S. Captiol March 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Every state save for Hawai'i has been to the primary polls, and the ballots for November are nearly set. In a few states we saw surprising results: results that might lead to changed strategies in the general election.

Fox News contributor and former GOP strategist Karl Rove declared on-air that Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell's primary win in Delaware spells nearly certain doom for at least one Senate seat the GOP was hoping to take in November.  

Does this gloomy forecast hold true for other states that saw Tea Party backed candidates unseat the traditional party players?  For the Republican reaction to Tuesday’s primary returns, we speak with House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Republican Representative from Virginia.


Rep. Eric Cantor

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Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [4]

Trevor Bauknight from Sumter, S.C.

Sure wish you'd challenged Cantor a little bit more on his lies and hyperbole.

People are tired of the politics of villainization? That doesn't really square with the way the Tea Party folks have portrayed the president over the past two years, as if he's some kind of foreign usurper rather than the (convincingly) elected democratic leader of a free people.

Here's a man that has run the most scrupulously centrist administration in my lifetime, full of what used to be Republican ideas, and in Cantor's imagination, it's "the most liberal agenda in generations."

What bunk, and he just spewed this stuff for five minutes. It was like an ad for the GOP. I understand that your format doesn't really allow for a great deal of in-depth interaction, but I don't understand how you guys can sit there with a straight face while these people say this stuff. Maybe you don't.

Sep. 17 2010 09:53 AM

I would very much like it if someone would touch on the difference created by the choice that small business owners have to run their business as a steward and thereby pay personal income tax on business income, or to pay themselves and separately pay business taxes.

Sep. 17 2010 09:42 AM
Phoebe from NJ

What about running up the deficit with tax cuts, 2 wars, Medicare Part D, the Farm Bill? Where were the tea-baggers under Bush? Hypocrites, every one.

Sep. 17 2010 09:36 AM

If tax breaks for the rich create jobs, then we should have No unemployment. The rich have had their tax breaks for long enough now to have solved the "Jobs for Americans" problem. My guess is that they have not been investing in American employment, but in overseas' businesses which are more lucrative for them, because foreign labor is cheap. They gave sent all our overseas and now they want a Tax Break as a reward!

Sep. 17 2010 07:48 AM

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