Why Democrats can't quit Nancy Pelosi

Posted June 25, 2017

The recent victories of the Republicans in two special congressional elections held this week should give the Democrats a heads-up of what could possibly take place in the 2020 #Presidential Election. Nor have they identified a challenger.

Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice from NY told CNN that it's time for the Democrats to let her and the entire Democratic leadership team go. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint".

In the wake of the Democrats' loss in the Georgia special election, some in the party are calling for a new message and new leadership.

The former advisor said the incumbent president is only doing what he is supposed to do and that is to impress the American voters "with the fact that he withstood assaults on four different states" where the Republicans reigned over the Democrats.

Advertisements tried to tie Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in that election, Jon Ossoff.

Ossoff ran on a decidedly moderate platform with millions of dollars to back him up. The two candidates together had spent more money on this campaign than on any other House contest in USA history, over US$50 million.

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority.

Michael Bloomberg also thinks Trump will likely win a re-election considering the Democratic Party's performance during the 2016 election campaign.

But, talking about the 2006 midterm elections isn't going to win her any sympathy from the younger generation of Democrats, who want to shake up the party and are exhausted of losing congressional races time and time again.

No other Democrat possesses the stature to match those accomplishments.

Well, it appears that Pelosi and her team are fighting back.

"When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun", Pelosi said. "I love the fray". "And I think the answer is obvious", Vela said.

"We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect any opinion that my members have", she said. But, Pelosi is the woman at the front of the pack, and the buck stops with her. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party".

Pelosi's most logical challenger would be Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., 55, the House Democratic Caucus chairman.

Vela said he believes if the party sticks with the Pelosi in the top slot, it will hurt the efforts in the kinds of districts they need to flip to win back control of the House in 2018. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. Remarkably, for Nancy Pelosi, yes.

Pelosi's defensive comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close.

The congressional seat was left vacant when its previous congressman, Tom Price, accepted an offer to serve in President Donald Trump's cabinet.

And Pelosi's fundraising prowess? Republicans never would have been able to use the Pelosi play against Sen.

The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share).