It absolutely, positively, was a Blue Wave!
Two days out makes it increasingly clear: Dems will win btw 35 and 40 House Seats. They flipped at least 7 governorships. They will likely win over 400 state legislative seats. IN, MO and ND were big losses. But this was a big wave election. There's no question.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 8, 2018
Some things since Tuesday night that reshape midterm thinking:
-4 more House R->D seats called
-Florida Gov & Senate move to recounts
-GA Gov closer to run-off
-AZ Senate still in air, keeping Dem hopes of another pick-up alive
-Dems closing in on 400 state leg flips
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 9, 2018
This election is more like Hanukkah than Christmas. Instead of opening all our gifts on one day, they're spread over eight days.
— Sarah Waites (@Addicted2Poli) November 9, 2018
One thing I'm seeing, both out there and in some correspondence, is an amazing reluctance of the media to acknowledge that Democrats won big in the House. Bigger vote margin than 1994 or 2010; >35 seat gain; but "Dems are out of touch losers" seems to be impervious to facts
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) November 8, 2018
In 2006/2010, the party "riding the wave" won an average of 57% of Toss Ups, 19% of opposite Leans, & 9% of opposite Likely races per @CookPolitical ratings.
In 2018, Dems won/are leading in 57% of Toss Ups, 7% of Lean R races & 3% of Likely races. In the House, this was a wave.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 8, 2018
Narratives that died last night:
— Trump has magical political powers, and his lies are "working"
— Democrats have no answer to the "nationalist backlash"
— Democrats can't assemble a multi-racial majority against Trumpism
My take on what happened:https://t.co/e20bzwvjGs
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 7, 2018