Democrats tread water at light speed

Correct me if I'm wrong, but two days ago there were 28 Republican governors (a majority), and today after the "huge win" by Democrats there are still 28 Republican governors (still a majority.) So what explains headlines like this?* The GOP Takes a Beating Yahoo!In the Suburbs, Backlash Against Republicans Hits Hard Wash PostDemocrats celebrate as voters pile woe upon woe for Bush Times OnlineMore Bad News for Bush NewsweekElections raise GOP worries about Bush, values, exurbs San Diego Union TribAs Democrats celebrate wins, more trouble for Bush ReutersDemocrat victories give Bush black eye SMHBlow for Bush in regional polls Guardian UnlimitedGOP sought a light at the end of the tunnel, found none Minn Star TribPoll washout means grim news for Republicans Indian ExpressUS poll results rejuvenate Democrats Aljazerra.netThat's a lot of beatings, blows and black eyes for a party that stayed exactly where they were a week ago. I have to say, I was quite surprised, I didn't even know George Bush was running for governor in all those states.* That was a rhetorical question. Of course I know this was due to bias, unfound hopefulness and irrational exuberance.