Top progressives are backtracking on talks of a blue wave in an attempt to save face. Fox News reports:
Top Democrats are working to manage expectations about a “blue wave” sweeping the party into power on Capitol Hill, urging caution about those predictions amid fresh signs that the midterms could be much closer than anticipated.
With just over two weeks to go before the critical elections, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Monday that he doesn’t use the term “blue wave” to talk about a possible victory for his party. Even though House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who has her eyes on the speaker’s gavel — said just days earlier they could be looking at a Democratic “tsunami,” Perez predicted a tight race for control of Congress.
“We always knew that this election was going to be close — I don’t use the term ‘blue wave,’ I always talk about the need for the blocking and tackling,” Perez told CNN. “I always talk about the need for organizing, to make sure you’re leading with your values, and that’s how we’ve been winning throughout this year and throughout 2017.”
Still, Perez said he is confident that Democrats will take control of the House and pull off victories in a number of gubernatorial races.
Republicans have really turned the tables on the Democrat momentum.