Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°" and "State of the Union," as well as participating in special events coverage.
Washington (CNN) - It's not easy being a Democrat these days.
All that hope and optimism just 17 months ago, and now Democrats are scrambling to try and keep their congressional majorities.
Republicans, who have become professional critics, are finding that saying no is a winning strategy, at least in the short term. When voters are asked which party's candidate they would prefer to vote for, they now say the GOP by 5 points. In 2008, it was the Democrats who were the favorites by a whopping 10 points.
Those were the good ol' days for the Democrats.
Gloria Borger's opinion is just spin. Must be tough to write a "think" piece without saying anything. I think this article reflects why I don't watch CNN anymore! Marlene in Mich
Well Then Ms. Borger Must Be On A Different Planet As Well. Contrary To Republican And HypocriCNN Talking Points, Elections Are Won On Election Day...And Not Before. I Do Agree That Some Democrats Do Look Flat In Defending Themselves, Depending Solely On The Media (HypocriCNN Specifically) And President Obama To Do It For Them. That While Republicans Have Obstructed Congress (Filibuster Junkies), Distort The Truth For Their Own Political Purposes, And Worked The Refs (HypocriCNN And Self-Proclaimed Fair Journalist). That Has Worked Well For Them So Far I Admit. It's Amazing In This 24 Hour Opinion Based Passage For News, That The President Obama Hasn't Even Been Impeached Yet, I'm Certain Some Fool Here At HypocriCNN Might Even Suggest/Debate It.