The Washington Post reports today that Dave Brat is focused on the economy after his stunning upset of Representative Eric Cantor last Tuesday. He also is keeping the media at arm’s length:
Despite staging the biggest political upset in recent memory, Brat has remained completely out of sight since his victory party, while Cantor went on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Probably not a bad idea and not really all that unusual really. Brat was not expected to win. He took down Goliath and the national media wants to talk to him, and likely try to show he is not ready for the national stage. Here’s a news flash – Brat isn’t running for the “national stage.” He is running to be the congressman for the 7th Congressional District. Apparently a lot of people wanted Cantor to be the 7th District congressman and when he ascended to the national stage they thought he lost touch with the people back home. I don’t necessarily agree with that assessment but that seems to be what caused a lot of former Cantor supporters into Brat supporters this primary season.