Now while the story claims the Nacny Pelosi-led Democrats have a chance to reclaim some 10 to 15 seats this fall, which we doubt, the prospects of wresting control of the House of Representatives appears to be a longshot, at best. We think they’re being too optimistic on behalf of the Democrats, who face a bloodbath if the Obama economy continues to circle the drain.
Democratic hopes of recapturing the House are dimming as a series of race-by-race setbacks and economic uncertainty suggest that the 25 seats they need to net might be out of reach.
The Hill projects that Democrats will net somewhere between 10 and 15 seats, assuming the presidential election remains a close contest. The full race ratings, which contain a contest-by-contest breakdown, are available on thehill.com.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has given her party a better than 50-50 chance of wresting control of the lower chamber — but missed opportunities in specific races and increasing economic worries have put that prediction in doubt.
“The environment certainly isn’t as good as it was six months ago for Democrats,” a senior Democratic strategist who works on House races told The Hill, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to comment candidly.
“Democrats are way off track of where they need to be to regain the majority,” said David Wasserman, the House race editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
These reporters continue to try and point a rosier picture instead of facing reality.
There are signs that the economy might be stagnating. Last month’s jobs report showed the unemployment rate tick up slightly, to 8.2 percent, the first increase in a year. Just 69,000 jobs were created in the month, the third consecutive month in which job growth did not reach expectations.
Signs the economy is stagnating? How many more anvils need to drop on your heads?