Eric Cantor forgot the #1 rule in politics

“Unprecedented!” “Historic!” “Out of left field!” (or in this case, right field) “Unexpected!… Stunning!… Shocking!…” Writers all over the country are pulling out the old thesaurus to try and find the right words to describe US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss last night. In addition to the right headline grabber, writers were (and are) scrambling to find out WHY Cantor lost. People I know and trust call him the “workhorse of the Republican majority, a statesman, a faithful husband, and a great father. He also surrounded himself with some of the best…

Utah’s Fourth Congressional District: What’s in a Young Gun?

[Updated 4-3-2014] A candidate’s level in the Young Guns program is largely determined by fundraising. Rumors are that Bob Fuehr, who is at the first level of the program, is largely there due to loans to his campaign to put him over the threshold. People close to his campaign, however, indicate that Bob Fuehr is “in it to win it.” With Jim Matheson retiring at the end of his term, the odds on favorite to win the seat will be a Republican. I say “will” because short of a scandal…