From the national news:
Four weeks away from the 2014 midterm elections and even some Democratic operatives struggle to imagine a scenario where they retain control of the U.S. Senate. The terrain and current momentum seem all but overwhelming and against them…
“If you put a gun to my head, I guess I’d say that we’re going to lose the Senate,” one Democratic consultant told me in a moment of anonymous candor.
It’s not even so much that President Obama is an Ancient Mariner-esque Albatross around their necks, though he is.
“I love the guy and I don’t think there’s anything he could do to fix it,” the Democratic operative says, “but he’s a real drag. But the bigger drag is the economy overall — even though the economy is getting better, people aren’t feeling it because wages are stagnant.”
The other issue is that many of the Democrats defending their seats in GOP-leaning states had a fresh new Obama in 2008 helping to sweep them into office — and often then, just barely. The class of 2008 were a bunch of Obama babies — and now that’s working against them.
Oh, wait. The above news quote is from CNN.