PSCI 3308: Legislative Process: Spring 2017.
Slingshot: The defeat of Eric Cantor by Bell, Meyer, Gaddie.
In regard to the Slingshot reading answer the following three questions: 5 to 7 pages.
1. The authors believe that Eric cantor’s defeat resulted from a loss of relationship and proper fit with his district. Explain in detail whether you agree or disagree?
2. The authors note that moderation on the immigration issue and close ties to Wall Street contributed to Eric Cantor’s defeat. Do you agree? If they were significant factors does this help explain the success of Donald Trump?
3. In Chapter 7, Conclusions, the authors list 9 lessons learned from the Cantor defeat. Which are most significant and why?