You think they can gain 9 in 2012 to break that ceiling of 55?? It is possible but it would take a lot of luck and a tremendous “wave” once again. I think a gain of 4 to get to a majority is very possible but getting up to 56 is probably out of reach. At this point though just to see the Dems in the minority would be great.
If 0bama is reelected and 2014 is his second midterm then we can hope it is a bad year for Dems and dolts like Franken et al will get dumped.
Two years is so long in politics.. look at how quickly things changed from 2008 to 2010.