Susan EstrichDate / 2014-06-23 09:16:37
A lot of people it took to fetch down House Majority Leader R-Va., Eric Cantor, doom migration improvement and leave the whole but the most of the tea-sodden Republicans trembling. No, it was not the Democrats who performed it. A lot of complicated psychoanalysis of the patterns of voting confirms what anybody who has ever keeps a try to induce even their own mother to vote “deliberately” knows: Voters do not work that manner. They can cast their vote to convey a message — that occurs every time — but not to perform a plan that completely depends on their voting for somebody they do not like at all thus that somebody else they do not like at all would not win.
And it was not “low” churn out that did Cantor in, as a minimum compared to usual turnout. No, any people voted in the primary Republican in 2014 compare in 2012 — approx 20,000 more. Therefore in 2014, you had only more than 65,000 people who done their vote — and 7,212 extra of them done their vote for an obscure professor over a famous politician. In case some of those persons plus one had left the other manner — 3,607 in the whole — Cantor would have received a scare. One more thousand and no one will be attentive.
And after that there is this: over 86 percent of the persons who were qualified to vote in the primary did not. Therefore what you have are some thousand persons who were obviously angry with their longtime congressman. They clearly were not supposing regarding the fact that you are too much superior off, basically speaking, being showed by one of the very powerful persons in the Representatives House than by a freshman. Nor were they praising Cantor for every time he has approved the water of Tea Party, because it were, playing chicken with the general economy and intimidating to take the nation over the economic cliff.