The American Prospect proclaims, “Yes, it’ll make for a miserable two years. But just look at what 2016 will be like.”
Here’s the good news for Democrats: Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, Democrats will almost certainly take it back in 2016. There will be twenty-four Republican-held seats up that year, but only nine Democratic-held seats. Almost all those Democratic seats are in states that Obama won comfortably two years ago, and none of them are in states Mitt Romney won. So it’s possible that no more than one or two Senate Democrats will face a difficult race. More important, seven of those Republican seats are in states Obama won.