I’m with the next Congressman from the Old Dominon’s Second Congressional District:
Scott Rigell, the Republican businessman challenging Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.) in Nov. 2’s election, said at a meeting with Tea Party-ers over the weekend that Boehner would be an OK Speaker, but that Cantor would be an “outstanding” choice for the next GOP leader.
“I think John Boehner would be a good Speaker,” Rigell told the meeting. “I think Eric Cantor would be an outstanding Speaker, and there may be some others that come along.”
Like Rigell who leads outgoing Congressman “Nye by 6 percent” (“with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report [rating] the contest as a “lean Republican” race”), I agree that the more principled and thoughtful Cantor would be a far better Speaker than Boehner.
He may, however, lack the political acumen of his Buckeye colleague. All that said, seeing Cantor rise as he has in past Congresses and foreseeing him as Majority Leader in the next Congress is a good sign for the Republican Party. And the United States of America.