Because that's what democrats do. They sat out 2010 and the House of Representatives was taken over by Republicans.
IT'S TURNOUT THAT MATTERS.
The Senate is almost republican rule. If democrats decide they can sit at home, we're looking at a republican trifecta -- The White House, the Senate and the House, which will guarantee conservative judges on the Supreme Court. It almost certainly guarantees more war. Romney will owe Sheldon Adelson.
Perhaps that is what this country really needs, a serious wakeup call, as if the recession wasn't enough.
Republicans aren't like the democrats -- blue dogs vs liberals. No, there won't be any of that. They'll take their trifecta and run with it in lock step.
Seventy-four percent of Republicans said they’re thinking about the election “quite a lot,” compared to 61 percent of Democrats, the USA Today/Gallup survey found.
“In most prior election campaigns, Republicans have typically paid a higher level of attention to the election than Democrats. However, the current 13-point Republican advantage is larger than Gallup has measured in recent presidential election years,” Gallup wrote. “That may be because Republicans had a competitive nomination contest this year, while on the Democratic side, President Obama was not challenged for the nomination. In the early part of 2008, when Democrats had a prolonged and competitive nomination contest between Obama and Hillary Clinton, Democrats led Republicans in thought given to the election.” Read more at Politico