Far be it from us to give the Democrats any advice that might work to their benefit, but it seems premature to throw in the towel a full 9 months before the midterm elections.
Yet, that is precisely what some top Democratic party strategists and donors are recommending. They think that there’s no way that the Democrats will recapture the House this fall, so why not allocate all resources to keeping the Senate?
They’re going to need those financial resources if they want to take the Senate. One resource that a lot of Democratic Senate candidates won’t have available to them is the President of the United States.
Of course, the reason that those Democratic Senate candidates won’t have the President available to them is because they don’t want the President available to them. They’d rather not campaign with him at all because he’s now considered a political liability.
Apart from that, we don’t know why the Democrats are giving up on the House so early. There’s a whole lot of time between now and November for Republicans to go on record as saying that rape is the will of God or some other such verbal insanity. Maybe they’re selling themselves short.
They don’t think so.
“There is no question that Democratic donors are shifting towards the Senate in 2014. They will continue to support Nancy, but everyone agrees that the emphasis is going to be on the Senate,” said Joe Cotchett, a prominent San Francisco trial attorney and friend of Pelosi’s who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party candidates and causes. “When you see people like [longtime California Democratic Rep.] George Miller announcing that they are not running again, you know where the money will be going.”
“…[U]nless we have a George Washington Bridge fiasco in the House,” he added, referring to the traffic scandal that has engulfed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, “control is not going to change.”
The good news for freedom-loving Americans is that Democrats are playing defense. That means that they’re losing.