On the Other Hand, Or Steady On, Everyone

Lest Mike Murphy and Ramesh Ponnuru lead us all into the slough of despond, a hopeful note from Karl Rove, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal:

[I]t is like that the GOP will retain and even grow its House majority in 2014. Since 1938, the incumbent president’s party has lost an average of 33 House seats and seven Senate seats in the midterm following a re-election….

[And t]here are five Democratic representatives whose districts were carried by Mitt Romney and 39 other House Democrats re-elected with less than 55 percent of the vote. Seven of the 20 Democratic senators up next time are in states Mr. Romney won, six of which he carried by double digits.

Feel better?