Krauthammer: Cantor Opposition To Cliff Deal 'May Be Prelude' To Boehner Challenge Charles Krauthammer: "It's possible (Eric Cantor's opposition to fiscal cliff bill) is the prelude to a challenge Thursday. It would be naked to do it at this late hour as a result of the split over this vote. Look, there are a lot of conservatives in the Republican caucus in the House who hate the bill and for good reason. This is a complete surrender on everything. The ratio of tax hikes to spending cuts is 40 to 1, rather than 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 or 1 to 3. So, I mean it's a complete rout by the democrats."