It occurs to me

That one major reason that the Republicans didn’t win more seats in the Senate is that only one third of the seats were open in this election.

2012 and 2014 will bring other changes to the other 2/3. (Unless the Republicans do something even more stupid than I think they will. I do, however, believe that the possibility of major league stupidity is there, especially with misguided morons like M.Steele at the helm.)