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Eric Cantor: The Next Speaker of the House?

Virginia’s Congressman Eric Cantor has come a long way, and most believe he has a long way yet to go. As Minority Whip for House Republicans, Cantor has proven time and again he has what it takes to demand responsible government, and the ability to get the Republican votes in line when it comes time to just say no the the reckless spending and social programs that the Democrats are thrusting on an unwilling public. It stands to reason that this same talent will become useful in correcting the horrendous mistakes of the Obama Administration and the Democrats.

This has not come without a personal price for Cantor. The left has elevated him to most hated status, and the attacks seem to be never ending. But this is merely a badge of honor to those that support Virginia’s rising star. Most would not want it any other way.

While some have taken issue with Cantor in the past, to those that pay attention, the Congressman is the wall that stands between a path to ruin the Democrats have us on, and the path to restore America to prosperity.

Cantor is logical and methodical in addition to being one of the brightest leaders in the country. It is this logic that utterly confounds the liberals and elevates him to chief thorn in their side. Cantor is the master at the calm reasoning that drives the liberals mad.

It will take a special person to bring this country back from the abyss that Obama has led us into. What a refreshing change Eric Cantor would be from the illogical and out of touch Nancy Pelosi.

Eric Cantor is the right man at the right time to lead America.

Here is a pretty good piece on Congressman Cantor from NBC 29 in Charlottesville. Please do not miss the link to the video at the bottom of this post.

From NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va:

Eric Cantor’s political savvy and ambition have political analysts speculating about his next position in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Virginia has long been a launching pad for politicians with national ambitions. After all, the state has produced more U.S. presidents than any other, and it could be on track to produce the next speaker of the House.

Throughout the marble hallways of Virginia’s State Capitol are photos of each new group of legislators. If you look closely at the class of 1992, you will find the eager young face of a new delegate: Eric Cantor.

“When I was a delegate and had the privilege of representing the 73rd district in the House of Delegates, you know, I learned a great deal,” said the Republican representative.

Now, nearly 20 years later, Cantor is among the most powerful people in Washington. But he says he still takes lessons from the Virginia General Assembly.

“Washington really, really could use a dose of wisdom from the way that body works,” Cantor said.

Cantor is the GOP whip, the second-most powerful Republican in the House behind Minority Leader John Boehner. The 7th District congressman took his leadership role in 2008, and since then has been one of his party’s most visible figures, particularly in criticizing President Obama and his policies.

“We have to be able to stand up for our principles and the people that elect us,” said Cantor.

As talk increases that Republicans could take back control of the House in November, there is also chatter about Cantor’s ambition and whether he could become the first Jewish speaker of the House.

“There’s no doubt he’s got a lot of ambition,” said NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd. “The question is, how quickly can he get to the speakership.”

Click here to view the video.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Eric Cantor: The Next Speaker of the House?”

  1. sandy says:

    Eric Cantor is about nothing but power, pure,plain and simple. He may have voted the right way, most times, but, Cantor wants nothing more than to enlarge the Federal Government, he just wants it by his rules. Cantor is a blowhard that needs to be one of those incumbents that needs replacing in Congress. I live in Cantors district. I won’t be voting this year.

    • Tom White says:

      I would have to say you probably don’t know Eric very well. And while I agree that in many cases, those who serve a long time are in it for power, the fact is, there are those like Eric Cantor that are in it for the right reasons.

      While term limits sound good on the surface, I have grown to believe they would be worse in the long run. When a politician is hoping to be reelected, they listen to the voters a lot better. They become dangerous when they are lame ducks.

      But it takes a number of years for people in a new hob to rise to effective leadership roles. Cantor has been in since 2000 and is Whip and possibly in line to be speaker.

      Could you imagine if the NFL had term limits? 4 years and out?

      For some, going home after a few years would be a good thing. For others, they are just beginning to reach their full potential. Eric Cantor fits this category.

      And I doubt he will be in the House too many more years anyway. The man is on his way up.

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