Historically, the number of competitive House races is declining. But that's not Democrats' problem this year. And that holds hope for them in elections beyond 2014.
With an array of crises facing President Obama, his competence has come under scrutiny. But that might be the wrong way to look at the situation.
There's an argument going around that it's 'virtually impossible' to be president today because of the power of the job and partisanship surrounding it. But there are problems with both those assertions.
Republicans might have good reason to believe that President Obama will be affected more by the IRS scandal than by new revelations about the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.
President Obama himself has slammed the reported IRS actions regarding tea party and other conservative groups. But inevitably, Republicans will attempt to link the White House to this activity.