The 2014 election can now be considered a “wave,” at least in Chuck Todd’s eyes.
The “Meet The Press” host said late-night on MSNBC that after huge wins in the Senate and numerous wins in gubernatorial races and the House, a “wave” election has arrived for the GOP.
Chuck Todd: This is a wave tonight. Let’s not beat around the bush. This is a wave. This is a big win. They could get up to nine seats, I think when you look at it. That’s big. You brought up Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Maryland governor is not called yet, that says something. This was clearly Republican momentum at the end. They’ll have the largest House majority since World War II. Maybe they find another seat and it’s the largest number of Republicans in the House of Representatives since 1928. I don’t know what else you want to come up to with the definition of a wave. Listen to this stat. Bruce Rauner, the new Republican governor elect in Illinois, first time the home state governor lost reelection since 1892.
Rachel Maddow: Wow.
Todd: This is — there’s no way to slice this. I do think when Democrats — I think there are two people to blame here for this, for the problems the democrats have. You can say President Obama is one. Harry Reid is the other. How he ran the U.S. Senate and he did this to protect all these guys from taking tough votes, it hurt Mark Pryor, it hurt Mary Landrieu.
Chuck Todd also repeated this sentiment on Twitter:
Calling the senate for he GOP before midnight eastern? This is what a wave looks like.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 5, 2014