Read it here.
Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove.
Some Republicans on Capitol Hill are bracing for losses of 25 House seats or more. But party operatives say Rove is predicting that, at worst, Republicans will lose only 8 to 10 seats -- shy of the 15-seat threshold that would cede control to Democrats for the first time since the 1994 elections and probably hobble the balance of Bush's second term.
Is this just bravado -- the WaPo seems to think so, but I would never, ever bet against Rove on these sorts of things.
Don Surber agrees:
Let's see, they pulled it out in 2000 and 2004 against predictions of wins by Al Gore and John Kerry.
My money is on the White House.
Read the whole thing here.