GOP Leader Cantor Looks to Rebrand Party, Changes Tone
Of course, there are still many issues on Capital but he gets an “E” for “Effort.”
Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, seems to be looking to rebrand his party. In a speech prepared for the American Enterprise Institute, Cantor said he hoped Republicans and President Barack Obama could “set differences aside” in the interest of helping ordinary Americans.
Cantor isn’t known for his bipartisanship as much as he is known for being combative. But his speech made only passing referencing to the bitter fights with Obama over the debt ceilings and immigration; he made no particular concessions on anything. The only thing he did was change his tone, which deserves some acknowledge after the loss Republicans took last November. A rethinking of their image and approach among Americans is just what they (and America) needs—maybe a change in tone is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles to true bipartisanship.(Reuters)