The sobering summary for Obama

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Editor’s note: David Gergen is a comparison domestic researcher for CNN and has been an confidant to 4 presidents. A connoisseur of Harvard Law School, he is a highbrow of open use and executive of a Center for Public Leadership during Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Follow him on Twitter: @david_gergen. The opinions uttered in this explanation are his.

(CNN) — Almost all that can be pronounced about Tuesday night’s elections has been said, so with some trepidation, a few afterthoughts:

• The verdicts in a 2014 midterm races make it transparent that President Barack Obama can't simply censure Democratic rubbish on a bad map, as he did Tuesday. (The President upheld off a elections as holding place in states slightest auspicious for Democrats “since Eisenhower.”)

David Gergen

It should be sobering for a White House that when Obama took office, Democrats had 59 senators and 256 House members; after Tuesday night, they will approaching have 45-47 senators and some 190 House members. That is one of a biggest slides in congressional seats of any complicated president. Surely, his White House has to take critical shortcoming — and demeanour for ways to leave a improved legacy.

• This was an suddenly large night for a GOP: Predictions for Republicans were already high, though they blew a doors off. Who could have illusory Republicans winning a governorships of Maryland and Massachusetts, winning Senate seats in Obama states such as Colorado and Iowa, and convention their biggest bloc in a House of Representatives given a 1940s.


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Sen. John McCain is approaching to turn a subsequent authority of a Armed Services Committee. McCain is a outspoken censor of President Obama for being too soothing on unfamiliar policy. If he assumes a position, he will approaching pull for belligerent battalion in Syria and Iraq in an bid to better ISIS. Sen. John McCain is approaching to turn a subsequent authority of a Armed Services Committee. McCain is a outspoken censor of President Obama for being too soothing on unfamiliar policy. If he assumes a position, he will approaching pull for belligerent battalion in Syria and Iraq in an bid to better ISIS.

Sen. Thad Cochran is in line to turn authority of a Appropriations Committee. The Mississippi Republican will have vital change over supervision appropriation as he oversees 13 spending bills for a subsequent mercantile year. Sen. Thad Cochran is in line to turn authority of a Appropriations Committee. The Mississippi Republican will have vital change over supervision appropriation as he oversees 13 spending bills for a subsequent mercantile year.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is subsequent in line to chair a Budget Committee. The Alabama senator is a bill hawk who is meddlesome in slicing supervision spending and waste. Sen. Jeff Sessions is subsequent in line to chair a Budget Committee. The Alabama senator is a bill hawk who is meddlesome in slicing supervision spending and waste.

Sen. John Thune is set to chair a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. He would concentration on business and trade legislation and oversight. Sen. John Thune is set to chair a Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. He would concentration on business and trade legislation and oversight.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski would lead Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She is approaching to pull to lift a anathema on exporting wanton oil and build support for a Keystone XL Pipeline.Sen. Lisa Murkowski would lead Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She is approaching to pull to lift a anathema on exporting wanton oil and build support for a Keystone XL Pipeline.

Sen. Jim Inhofe is in position to control a Environment and Public Works Committee. The Oklahoma Republican has uttered his doubt opposite meridian change claims, job it a most-media hyped environmental issue.Sen. Jim Inhofe is in position to control a Environment and Public Works Committee. The Oklahoma Republican has uttered his doubt opposite meridian change claims, job it “the most-media hyped environmental issue.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch will lead a absolute tax-writing Finance Committee during a year many senators are clamoring to renovate a taxation code. He also has vital change on a Affordable Care Act and Medicare and Social Security.Sen. Orrin Hatch will lead a absolute tax-writing Finance Committee during a year many senators are clamoring to renovate a taxation code. He also has vital change on a Affordable Care Act and Medicare and Social Security.

Sen. Bob Corker will control a Foreign Relations Committee. He's been a arch censor of a White House on Syria and Iran though has also shown a eagerness to work with President Obama.Sen. Bob Corker will control a Foreign Relations Committee. He’s been a arch censor of a White House on Syria and Iran though has also shown a eagerness to work with President Obama.

Sen. Ron Johnson will lead a Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. A censor of a administration's doing of Benghazi, a Wisconsin Republican is approaching to control another investigation.Sen. Ron Johnson will lead a Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. A censor of a administration’s doing of Benghazi, a Wisconsin Republican is approaching to control another investigation.

Sen. Lamar Alexander is set to be a subsequent authority of a Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. He is a proponent for preparation remodel and would approaching pull to diminution supervision involvement in state preparation systems. Sen. Lamar Alexander is set to be a subsequent authority of a Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. He is a proponent for preparation remodel and would approaching pull to diminution supervision involvement in state preparation systems.

Sen. Chuck Grassley will turn a subsequent authority of a Judiciary Committee. If Obama waits until subsequent year to commission a new profession general, Grassley would play a pivotal purpose in a acknowledgment process.Sen. Chuck Grassley will turn a subsequent authority of a Judiciary Committee. If Obama waits until subsequent year to commission a new profession general, Grassley would play a pivotal purpose in a acknowledgment process.

Sen. Richard Burr is a approaching claimant for dual chairmanship positions. He is now a ranking member of a Veteran Affairs Committee, though is also a subsequent in line to chair a Intelligence Committee and has uttered seductiveness in that panel. He has nonetheless to confirm that post he will take. Sen. Richard Burr is a approaching claimant for dual chairmanship positions. He is now a ranking member of a Veteran Affairs Committee, though is also a subsequent in line to chair a Intelligence Committee and has uttered seductiveness in that panel. He has nonetheless to confirm that post he will take.

If Sen. Burr does not accept a Veteran Affairs Committee chairmanship, Sen. Johnny Isakson is rumored to take adult a gavel. The Georgian has served on a cabinet given 2011. If Sen. Burr does not accept a Veteran Affairs Committee chairmanship, Sen. Johnny Isakson is rumored to take adult a gavel. The Georgian has served on a cabinet given 2011.

Sen. James Risch will approaching lead a Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. If Sen. Burr decides not to chair a Intelligence Committee, a Idaho Republican would be a subsequent in line. Sen. James Risch will approaching lead a Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. If Sen. Burr decides not to chair a Intelligence Committee, a Idaho Republican would be a subsequent in line.

Sen. Richard Shelby will turn a authority of a Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, a position he hold from 2003 to 2007. He is a censor of a Dodd-Frank Act. Sen. Richard Shelby will turn a authority of a Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, a position he hold from 2003 to 2007. He is a censor of a Dodd-Frank Act.


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Conservatives will approaching disagree, though one takeaway for Republicans is that they were good served this year by recruiting conservatives whom electorate saw as reduction tough right than a tea party. Look during Cory Gardner of Colorado: The GOP investiture intentionally promoted him as an choice in Colorado who — distinct Ken Buck, a tea partyer who mislaid a few years ago (but won a regressive 4th Congressional District this year) — would interest to moderates as good as conservatives. Even The Denver Post permitted him — only as The Boston Globe permitted Republican Charlie Baker, who wrested a Massachusetts State House from Democrats.

• A splendid mark from Tuesday night that needs some-more attention: The Center for American Women and Politics during Rutgers University reports Americans will now have during slightest 100 women in Congress — a three-fold boost over 25 years. Women such as Joni Ernst, Shelley Moore Capito and Jeanne Shaheen also won pivotal Senate races. Past knowledge says that a some-more women leaders in Congress, a some-more approaching a dual sides will find common ground.

• Tuesday night also witnessed a choosing of a fourth era of a Bush family inaugurated to open office. George P. Bush, a son of Jeb, won statewide bureau in Texas as land commissioner. His great-grandfather was Prescott Bush, a U.S. senator (and roughly Ike’s clamp presidential using mate); his grandfather was President George H.W. Bush; his father was administrator of Florida and his uncle was President. Will his father now announce his possess candidacy for a presidency? Tuesday night’s formula substantially make it some-more likely.

• For this observer, this choosing night was generally honeyed since of a breakthrough feat by a immature male we have famous and upheld for 15 years: Seth Moulton, a Democrat who swept to a double-digit feat as a new congressman from a North Shore of Massachusetts. Seth has 3 degrees from Harvard and 4 tours in Iraq as a Marine battalion officer. More than that, he is a indication among a rising era of leaders who we trust can renovate a politics. we wrote about him and others of his era in a new mainstay on CNN.com. Congratulations, Seth!

(Note: An progressing chronicle of this essay pronounced there will be during slightest 100 women in a House; that series relates to a whole Congress.)

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