The lament of the fed-up voter

With just seven states in play, the 2014 election is merely a mini-wave with a 50/50 chance of going either way; Democrats have a ridiculous amount of money in their favor, and Republicans have a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm in theirs.

Voters think both parties have a ridiculous amount of nothing going on.

And therein lies the problem: This has been an election about nothing; mechanical and ideologically scripted, it has sucked the life out of the robust debate that American politics used to be, and has left voters searching for something new.

That sentiment is building. It is very much a case of Washington folks versus the rest of the country. Evidence of it will be found in the midterms and, because it is not a national election, both sides will claim victory.