The political world was stunned last week when little-known college professor David Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, but Brat knew exactly why it happened.
"This is a miracle from God that this happened," he said.
Who am I to say he's wrong?
But here's my question: Whether or not it was a miracle, why do Congressional leaders get beat in years that end in 4?
It was in 1994 that revered, long-time House Speaker Tom Foley got beat by a Republican thought early on to have no chance.
It was in 2004 that popular Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle lost his seat in a stunning upset.
And now, right on schedule 10 years later in 2014, the folks back home took down Eric Cantor, number two in the House Republican leadership, and the odds-on favorite to be the next House Speaker.
Every parent knows about the "terrible twos," but if I held a Congressional leadership post, what I'd worry about are "the fearsome fours."