Cantor loss: It is time for voter registration by party

By Lynn R. Mitchell

If the June 10th Republican Primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District had involved only Republican voters, Eric Cantor would be continuing as Majority Leader (and possibly preparing to become Speaker), and Dave Brat would be planning fall classes at Randolph-Macon.

In a recent poll, Dave Brat lost among Republicans 51 percent to 49 percent but won among “other” voters 71 percent to 29 percent. Those non-Republican voters flipped the race and proved true a Washington Post piece written by a Democratic operative claiming to have coordinated with the tea party to defeat Eric Cantor (see Democrats help take down Eric Cantor).

By removing Eric Cantor, the tea party certainly made Barack Obama’s day. He must still be laughing because the tea partiers did the job he wanted to do — remove his nemesis, the biggest thorn in his side during his tenure in Washington.

Two polls released after the primary have revealed the influence of “other” voters (see McLaughlin and Associates poll and Silver Bullet poll). What do we take away from that?

It is time for voter registration by party in Virginia.

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