Monday, July 16, 2018

Pelosi is Out – Maybe

I have been predicting that Nancy Pelosi would retire from the leadership of the House Democrats since 2010 when they lost their majority. She doesn’t listen to me. But finally, it appears her time has run out. After serving the national Democrats since the 1970s and as the Democratic House leader since 2003, RealClearPolitics reports she doesn’t have the votes to win the Speakership or even Minority Leader again. The most telling statistic was that 24 new Democratic candidates were refusing to back her if they win, which reinforces a NBC/WSJ poll that reported the two highest priorities of Democratic voters for a candidate were restraining President Trump and not supporting Pelosi.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi | Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Pelosi has fought back opposition before and as recently as 2016, but this challenge is deeper and broader and appears politically fatal.

See The Buzz:
California a winner – Pelosi retires, McCarthy Majority leader
Pelosi retires?
Happy birthday Nancy

1 comment:

Dave Barnes said...

She is too old.
Nothing wrong with her competence.
But, the Dimocrats need to set an upper age limit if 56 (adios Boomers and oldsters) for any candidate.