There is much guarded joyfulness in the ranks of the Democrats today.
Not because they have assembled a winning team, or because they have winning ideas.
It's not because what they want for the country is what the country wants for itself or because they have turned a new leaf and started placing their constituents needs above their own voracious appetite for political power.
The hopefulness of the Democrat party is not that it will WIN the House or Senate, but that the Republicans will LOSE it.
What is this country coming to?
"We have to go back to 1974 (during Watergate) to find such a favorable environment," says James Carville, who ran Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. "If we can't win in this environment, we have to question the whole premise of the party."