"1. It was a Democratic wave in the House, and that is a very big deal.
This stands head and shoulders above anything else you'll read about the 2018 midterm elections -- and maybe the only thing that matters.
Just how big a deal is recapturing the House for Democrats? Imagine a scenario in which Republicans maintained control of the House.
President Trump and Republicans would consider themselves validated and step on the gas, likely repealing the Affordable Care Act, rolling back more regulations and seeking any other number of policy priorities that Democrats would find odious.
Now all of that is stopped in its tracks. For Democrats -- feeling a degree of disappointment at losing some closely watched governors' races and suffering a net loss of at least a couple of seats in the Senate -- taking back the House is a major victory.
It's the equivalent of a court-ordered injunction keeping the steamroller at the property line.
2. A lot of centrist Democrats will be headed to Congress. That presents an opportunity and a challenge for Democrats."
If Dems don't get control of the House, the steamroller picks up steam... and if they didn't run centrist Dems in Red districts, they would not have gotten control of the House.
For liberals it's the same old question: Do you want to be right and have your favorite elected, but lose and have no control of policy at all... or do you want to win and stop the steamroller from flattening Americans.
Some people piously pick the former, with little regard for the outcome for their fellow American, particularly the most vulnerable who may not be able to move out of the way like some people can.