Eight Lessons Learned from Eric Cantor's Primary Loss

Photo by Elena Schneider/ Medill News Service

Photo by Elena Schneider/ Medill News Service

Eight Lessons Learned from Eric Cantor's Primary Loss 

# 1 Never underestimate the power of the grassroots.

# 2 Laura Ingraham, who was dubbed the only national conservative figure to back Cantor's opponent, is also a racist

# 3 Immigration reform must have nine lives.  How else can you explain this, this and this?

# 4 Voters don't like politicians who flip-flop on the issues.

# 5 When you act out of fear, not strength you set yourself up to fail.   Lindsay Graham gets this.  Cantor, unfortunately did not.

# 6 It is not a good idea to alienate your state party leading up to your primary.  

# 7 Immigration reform is more popular than Eric Cantor. 

# 8 The GOP needs new pollsters.