The challenge is most dire for Democrats, who are defending a fragile six-seat Senate majority that relies on a handful of races in hostile, GOP-leaning territory — and trying to pick up House seats in a difficult year, politically.
Remember when they thought it was overwhelming?
Mitch Stewart, Obama’s former battleground states director, said the lack of engagement at the primary level seems to be a systemic problem.
“It’s a symptom of our politics today. It’s hard to look at Congress and be super jazzed about voting,” he said.
It’s hard to look at Obama and not want to blow your own head off.