JAY CARNEY: I mean, I think you can't, this is not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition, right? The last time an incumbent president's party did well in the midterms was in 2002 which was a strange midterm in the wake of 9/11, so, and the sixth year of a presidency is always particularly bad for the president's party.
Then you couple that with the fact that so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double digits in most cases and there's no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate. I think it's just going to depend on how localized the races are. There's a national wave the Democrats were in trouble, if not, there's a way where the Democrats hold onto the Senate, but it's going to be hard.