Reid Wilson: On The Trail (Hotline On Call)
The Arena (Politico)
The first article takes a more optimistic stance, while the Dems in the Politico debate seem a bit less than enthusiastic.
It would seem that the recent poor performance of Democrats in the generic Congressional polls is the reason for the despondency among Dem analysts, aides, and other insiders. The actual House ratings are mixed. In addition to the CQ Roll Call ratings, the New York Times and other rating services also see the Democrats successfully retaining House control.
Also, the Democratic fundraising has been picking up lately. According to an NPR report yesterday, the DNC has more than twice the money in the bank as compared to their Republican counterparts, the RNC.