From the article:
"Obama's approval rating is weak, and many Democrats now accept the conventional wisdom that they may lose the House, even the Senate, in November. Some reasons why were unavoidable."
"The messianic hope that Obama inspired was destined to dissipate almost as quickly as it arose."
"Most important, however, kitchen-table realities are as grim as, or worse than, when Obama took the oath. "Democrats are overextended in marginal districts, and the economy is still in bad shape," says Democratic pollster Mark Mellman. "Those two factors are the only ones that really matter."