Now that the GOP is going to throw the election by nominating Romney and we are all going to have to learn to live with four more years of Obama, can the Democrats retake the House? Maybe. Charlie Cook has an interesting article hereAll Stirred Up - Charlie Cook - NationalJournal.com, but here hare the raw numbers. 31 House members are retiring (18 Dems and 13 Republicans) 24 incumbants are "double bunked"- Two congressmen running for the same district. Only two of those are likely to produce a switch in party. A total of 47 districts will have no incumbant at all... Then you have massive dissatisfaction for both parties in Congress. Now, historically, when an Incumbant wins, (as Obama will do, because honestly, Romney's a bad joke) he usually doesn't have long coat-tails in the house. 2004- Bush - +3 GOP- Mostly due to remaps in Texas. 1996- Clinton + 9 Dem 1984- Reagan +16 GOP 1972- Nixon +12 GOP 1964- LBJ +37 Dem 1956- Ike -2 Gop lost two seats despite Ike's win! 1948- Truman +75 Dem However, the factor of redistricting combined with the fact that Romney is going to be an absolute trainwreck might put them over the top.