Cantor Chosen for VP! (By a Blog)
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2) McCain has admitted he is computer "illiterate."
Both of which make it unlikely that he will be much swayed by ...
Why Cantor? "While a young man, Cantor has served in federal office twice as long as Barack Obama -- and was a member of leadership when Obama was still in Springfield. In that short time, he has established himself as a dedicated and intelligent member of the House," the directors -- the six bloggers who make up the site's board -- write, later concluding: "John McCain makes people of all political stripes proud to be American. Eric Cantor will make you proud to be a Republican. We need him. He fights."
Cantor's endorsement by the influential conservative blog marks the apex of the Virginian's VP boomlet. Never quite mentioned on any final short-lists, Cantor nonetheless does appear to have been at least considered for the post and has earned a fair amount of media coverage and a Web site touting his candidacy.
The case for Cantor typically includes the facts that he's conservative (more so than McCain), a rising star in the House (fun Nexis search: rising star w/3 Cantor), youthful (45), from a swing state and Jewish (Florida!).
Alas, unless all the final-stage press reports on McCain's VP search are wrong (and there's no chance of that, right?), it looks like Cantor is not the pick. But in case you haven't heard, he's a young man with a bright future, so there's always next time.
August 28, 2008; 2:30 PM ET
Categories: 2008 Campaign , GOP Leaders , House
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