We're about to start -- if we haven't already started -- the long slog toward congressional elections in 2012. In a video making the rounds from the National Journal, analyst Charlie Cook suggests we shouldn't expect any real change in the makeup of Congress:
Did someone say "Wayback Machine?"
Here's Congressional Quarterly's assessments on the 2010 congressional elections, which was published almost as far ahead of the actual election as Cook's:
With 257 of the 435 U.S. House seats, Democrats are strongly favored to retain their majority in the 2010 elections -- though history points to party losses in the first midterm election of President Obama. Most of the 435 congressional districts have such well-entrenched incumbents that the 2010 House races there will be landslides.