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Republican whip Eric Cantor is a possible heir to Newt Gingrich. Plus, Hillary’s Gaddafi problem

By Renegade   November 2009

ABOVE: Congressman Eric Cantor is exploiting elderly Americans’ fear of health reform

HUAC stood for the House Un-American Activities Committee when, 60 years ago, the young Richard Nixon made it his springboard to the vice-presidency. Republicans wits say that today it stands for Health, Unemployment, Afghanistan and Climate—the four issues which will hand them control of congress after next year’s midterm elections. Since they are barely even with Democrats in the polls, they are counting their chickens dangerously early. Their biggest problem is that they lack a recognisable leader like Newt Gingrich, who was critical to their 1994 success.…

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