Here's What Eric Cantor's Loss Means For Reforming The GOP

wochit politics
June 11, 2014 AT 6:34 AM
Political events are often Rorschach Tests. So it is with the upset loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his primary election. In reality, his loss was probably as due to idiosyncratic factors as it was to broader political trends. Poor constituent services. Cantor’s own complacency. An opponent with an impressive resume. But it does mean something for a movement I’ve been involved with to make the Republican Party’s agenda smarter, more conservative, and more responsive to the 21st century needs of America’s working and middle class, known as “reform conservatism”. In particular, most calls to “reform” the GOP (as opposed to #reformocon calls) focus largely on the issues of immigration reform and social issues.