ABC's George Stephanopoulos: Will GOP Landslide Be a 'Blessing in Disguise' for Obama?
Stephanopoulos touted the historical model of Bill Clinton losing the Congress in 1994, but being reelected in 1996.The host, who was a senior advisor to Clinton when the Republicans won the Senate and House in 1994, didn't seem very happy at the time.
In his book, All Too Human, he recounted with gloom: "Our nemesis Newt Gingrich was now Speaker- two heartbeats from the White House. If Clinton really were a prime minister, he'd have been out of a job." [Page 322. Emphasis added]