Heard the news on NPR on vacation yesterday. Here in California, Kevin McCarthy already being touted on conservative talk radio as the man. However, suburban Sacramento's Congresscritter said nobody in the House GOP has near a majority right now.
How that will shake out in 5 weeks, when John Boehner officially leaves, I don't know. I do find it interesting that Eddie Munster, I mean Paul Ryan, is getting no touts so far. And, Eric Cantor, the former majority leader upended in his 2014 primary for not being hardcore enough? Is he sad, or glad, to be out of the picture now?
I'll have a fuller breakdown after vacation.
Note: McCarthy is now being pitched as a pragmatist. Please.
If you're a Texan, think of an opportunistic political climber like Tom DeLay, yet, unlike DeLay, apparently unafraid to move to the top rather than operate in the shadows.
He knows why Boehner faced rebellion, and as an opportunistic climber, beyond his already conservative record, he knows he'll have to trim any "pragmatic" sails he has to the teabaggers.