Election 2014

White House to Potential Dem Losers: Don't Look at Us!

Guess it's their own fault for supporting the President


As prospects for Democrats holding onto the U.S. Senate dimmed, the White House sought to distance President Barack Obama from Democrats getting voted out of office in today's midterm elections.

"Ultimately, you know, it's the quality of these candidates that's going to be the driver of their success in this election," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today when asked about Democratic gubernatorial races that were the focus of the president's campaigning.

That the White House is leaning away from taking blame if Democrats suffer losses is a change in tone from four years ago, when Obama took responsibility for what he called a "shellacking" of his party in the 2010 midterm elections.