CAROLYN RYAN, NYT WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF: But when you talked about Democrats' disappointment or depression or feeling disaffected, one interesting thing that you're seeing on the Hill and in Washington is the private grumbling about the Obama campaign operation, the political operation, and that Democrats are saying, where is it? Where's the cavalry? Who's going to rescue us? Obama tends to see himself as sort of a singular figure in American politics, and he got himself elected very impressively. But has he built a party? Does he care about these races, and it seems like Democrats are saying that he doesn't.