After White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs soberly admitted on Meet the Press that there was
"no doubt" that Republicans could take control of the House in the
midterm elections, George Stephanopoulos asked if he was "firing up the
troops, or laying the groundwork for defeat?" If DNC Chair and Democratic Governor Tim
Kaine's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe is any indication, the latter option looks more likely.
When asked about Gibb's comments,
Kaine admits, "If the Republicans have an average night, the average
since Teddy Roosevelt is the party that doesn't have the White House
wins 28 House seats and 4 Senate seats. We know we're not living in
average times. It's a tough economy. There are challenges. John Boehner
is saying they're going after 100 seats. It's our job to make sure they
don't do it."
Welcome words for Republicans, but hardly heartening for the left. 'Let's hope we don't
lose too badly' doesn't sound like a drumbeat that troops would rally around.
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