Their faces peered out from the pages of The New York Times a couple of days ago, the Democrats who would become committee chairmen if their party wins the House.
These mini-profiles were followed by a Times interview published yesterday with Nancy Pelosi, who laid out her agenda if she becomes speaker again.
CNN’s Chris Cillizza followed up with this piece: “Nancy Pelosi Is Right. The Democrats Should Win the House on Tuesday.”
Sure sounds like the media are viewing a Democratic takeover as pretty close to a done deal. It’s being baked into the cake of political coverage.
At Nate Silver’s 538 site, the projection is that the Dems have 85.5 percent chance of being able to give Pelosi the gavel.