Monday, May 23, 2011

Cantor says he will not be 2012 presidential candidate

During a mid-day press conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) restressed to reporters in the Capitol that the role of the GOP is to take leadership as the times demand and what the people want to see by making the tough decisions about deficit reductions, debt management, and lay out a growth agenda.

He apparently sounded presidential as he spoke because one reporter called out, "Are you going to run?" [as a candidate for 2012 presidential election].

Without missing a beat, Rep. Cantor laughed and responded, "Absolutely not! I have no intentions on running," to laughter from the press pool.

Maybe not in 2012 but who knows what may come down the road....

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

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