Cantor against the defeatists
In the previous entry, I pointed out that Rep. Eric Cantor’s assurance that the Democrats are still way short of the number they need was hard to understand and also seemed to contradict other indications, a fact that AllahPundit, who almost seems to want the bill to win, leaped on. But Cantor, in an interview with NRO, is staying with his view, and, while I don’t understand the basis of his estimates, I think he’s an honest man.
From the Corner, posted at 4 p.m.:
Cantor: Pelosi’s ‘False Momentum’ and ‘Fiscal Chicanery’ [Robert Costa]The chief worry at the moment would appear to be Stupak’s press conference tomorrow morning. Why would he call a press conference if it were only to repeat what he’s said so many times, that he opposes the bill so long as it lacks the Stupak language? If Cantor’s statement is correct that there are currently 45 Democratic No’s, and that 12 of them are the Stupak group, and if Stupak changes to Yes tomorrow, then I would say that it’s looking bad. But the statements by Charles Krauthammer, Larry Sabato, and Allah Pundit have constituted pre-emptive surrender to the enemy.