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September 16, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Next Move: Dancing With the Stars?

Eric Cantor’s Next Move: Dancing With the Stars?

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After his shocking primary loss, outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s days are numbered on Capitol Hill. So will the Virginia Republican’s next move be to the dance floor?

It will if Sara Benincasa has her way. Benincasa, a California-based writer and comedian, recently started a Change.org petition asking ABC to offer Cantor a spot on their competition series “Dancing with the Stars.”

“If Tom DeLay can do it, Eric Cantor can freaking rock this show,” Benincasa wrote on the petition. “He is a dreamboat and even if you don’t like his politics, you need to admit that the man’s got swag. Plus, he’s got some time on his hands, and this is a way better use of time than becoming some lobbyist. He can do that AFTER he wins Dancing With The Stars. “

The petition has more than 80 signatures so far, but Benincasa says Cantor should be getting more support. “I think Eric Cantor deserves better than 83 people,” Benincasa said in a phone interview.

Benincasa is editor-in-chief of the site “Happy Nice Time People,” a political humor website. She said she started the petition because she is “really interested in anything that could get a politician involved with entertainment,” adding that Cantor would also be nice to watch on TV.

“Even though I don’t agree with his politics, I agree with his face,” Benincasa said. She added that he could also use dance as a way to express himself once he leaves Congress.

“I feel like Eric Cantor has demonstrated a lot of passion in his life,” she said. “And I feel like the only way for that passion to find a voice now is through the magic of dance.”

So if Cantor decides to become one of the dancing stars, he can at least call another former House majority leader for cha-cha tips.

 

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  • Chaz22

    Don’t do it Eric–it would be a bad sign . Sort of like having an affair on the rebound. You have a lot of places to go , and shouldn’t give up on politics yet .
    Use this time to take a rest from the mad schedule of a key Congressman. After that, rememeber you are very good at raising funds for campaigns. Stick around ; aren’t politics your thing ? ? I thought that was one of your life’s dreams.

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