Pep Talk

Reasons for Democrats to Cheer

Buck up, Democrats! Harvard professor Lawrence Bobo writes on The Root that the Republican takeover of the House isn’t that bad. “Let's remember that this outcome was completely foreseeable in light of the economy,” Bobo writes. He points to Massachusetts, where Democrat Bill Keating beat out a Scott Brown-endorsed opponent in the 10th District. “Had Republicans won this race, rest assured, it would have been national headline news. They did not. And that they did not matters greatly,” Bobo says.