If Day One of the new Republican majority was John Boehner’s moment, Day Two was all about Eric Cantor.
The No. 2 Republican blitzed five national morning TV shows all before 8 a.m., standing before the ring of cameras overlooking the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building. He also did local Richmond radio, read his piece of the Constitution on the floor, met with other senior GOP leaders and with his top aides.
It’s an early sign Cantor is building his brand: He’s got the “Cantor rule,” in which he asks lawmakers, “Are my efforts addressing job creation and the economy?” He has eight “Cantor protocols” to guide legislation, including the requirement of constitutional authority for legislation, and so-called cut-go rules for new federal spending. And he has one of the most aggressive press shops on Capitol Hill.
While Republicans insist that