Magazine
Latest Issue

Washington Watch

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.…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect