Then earlier this week from Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post:
Or this glorious headline in Politico from just a few moments ago:
Democrats are increasingly concerned about the weakness of their statewide tickets across the heartland — and its potential effect on House candidates.
The worries are focused on a slate of underperforming gubernatorial and Senate candidates across the Midwest who, when combined with a depressed party base, could cause serious problems for House incumbents and challengers in states from Ohio to the Dakotas.
One vulnerable Midwestern House Democrat, speaking on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that weak Democratic top-of-the-ticket performance could spell trouble for his own reelection bid.
“I’d be lying if I [said I] wasn’t concerned about it,” the Democrat said. “I am.”
An of course we have that scary looking pollster.com aggregate data chart:
Then there’s the New York Times elections analyst telling us that there is a 92% chance that John Kasich will win the Governor’s race and a 93% chance RobPortman will win the Senate seat.
Or maybe it’s because there is now public confirmation that the DGA and DSCC are seriously considering pulling out of Ohio.
Wow. What a bad week for the Ohio Dems. And it’s not even over yet.