John Heilemann on Hardball: John Boehner Could Get Eaten


Talking with Chris Matthews and Mark Halperin last night, our John Heilemann pointed out an unhappy prospect for John Boehner: that the tea party is turning on him. “The revolutionaries are inclined to want to eat their own,” he said. “You could tell from as soon as November second happened, you looked ahead and thought, John Boehner is going to have some trouble here. He is a much more establishment figure, a much more mainstream figure than a lot of the new people coming in.”