Umm, what’s missing in this "why they’re alike" graf, from today’s Politico front-pager on the Twitter wars between Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the third ranked Democrat in the Senate?
The Twitter wars between Cantor’s and Schumer’s offices may seem superficial against the backdrop of the dead serious budget showdown, especially outside the Beltway. But the approach of these press operations is an extension of the two politicians themselves — ambitious, brash and obsessed with winning the message war on the most important issue before Congress. And while Cantor and Schumer are on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, they seem to be kindred spirits as political climbers: They’re both second fiddles who aspire to be No. 1 in their chambers, and they’ve both assiduously built two of the most active and aggressive press shops on Capitol Hill to boost their cause.