Charlie Cook: Dem situation has "slipped completely out of control" and Cook thinks that a net loss of 20 seats in the House is possible.
That doesn't jeopardize control of the House and Cook was careful not to insinuate that it is in jeopardy. But the number could change radically depending on how the Democrats react to their August experience. The notion that Democratic congressmen are considering passing health reform despite the public mood is probably not going to be the truth. If nothing else, Congressmen are good readers of the political winds and they really like to hold onto their jobs.
But the larger question will be whether the public is going to forget this episode?