Dana Milbank begins the Long Slog:
There are five 2014 House races still to be decided before we can answer a question of historical interest:
Was this the worst election for House Democrats since 1928? Or was it merely their worst since 1946?
Either way, the results do not reflect well on the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi — a conclusion that seems to have escaped Nancy Pelosi.
Professionally speaking: I kind of feel his pain. Having to deal with your side’s unaccountably-still-there’s failed leadership can be emotionally draining. At least the GOP has the good sense to excise ours quickly, once they screw up too much. But the only way Nancy Pelosi is going to leave is if somebody primaries her. Which would be a sight to see…
PS: The answer, by the way, is going to be ‘1946.’ Not because I know how those races will turn out, but for a more prosaic reason: we’re unlikely to have another stock market crash and Great Depression next year. More accurately, if we have one it’s not entirely certain that people will really notice at this point.