Nancy Pelosi could sure use a friend these days, especially considering the people who are supposed to have her back—don’t.
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Rep. Filemon Vela told Politico after the election. As Vela suggested, Pelosi is widely disliked. NBC/WSJ poll released in September found that 25 percent of Americans viewed Pelosi favorably, compared to 39 percent with favorable views of President Trump.
With midterm elections ahead, the purported problem with Pelosi, according to pundits, isn’t her competence, but her unpopularity in competitive House districts the Democrats are hoping to succeed in come November.
Reminder: this is the person Democrats have chosen as the face and leader of their party. Not that we have a problem with that. Nancy’s omnipresence and repeated gaffs will continue to push voters to the Republican party this November.
If the Democratic Party underperforms significantly in November and identifies Nancy Pelosi as the locus of their problems, those members are going to have to get used to minority status.