Despite an election that saw Republicans taking control of the Senate and making gains in the House, a White House aide told The New York Times that President Barack Obama is not taking the loss personally.
From the Times story:
Sagging in the polls and unwelcome in most competitive races across the country, Mr. Obama bristled as the last campaign that would influence his presidency played out while he sat largely on the sidelines. He privately complained that it should not be a judgment on him. “He doesn’t feel repudiated,” the aide said Tuesday night.
This, after an election cycle that saw Republicans running on an anti-Obama platform, while Democrats desperately ran from the president. Even Obama admitted his policies were on the ballot.
[h/t New York Times]