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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

AP: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to Announce Plans Wednesday



I believe House Minority Leader Pelosi is one of the most skillful Leaders in Congress, House or Senate. And in either party but there comes a point where you either move on or you get moved out of the way. House Democrats under Minority Leader Pelos's leadership were not successful in winning back the House. They needed a pickup of twenty five seats and as it stands now with about half a dozen seats still in play. They are eighteen short in an election where the Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees were running on a plan to turn Medicare into a. Voucher system and when the GOP is about s unpopular across the board except for maybe Caucasian voters. As they were unpopular when President Bush stepped down, House Democrats ran on Medicare, raised a tone of money. Either matched or came real close to what House Republicans raised, despite being in the minority but didn't put up very good candidates in a lot of cases. Even though sixty two Tea Party Republicans were up for reelection in 2012.

I would like to see Minority Leader Pelosi step aside and watch House Democrats bring in new leadership. I love Jim Clyburn whose the Assistant Minority Leader and fellow Marylander Steny Hoyer the Minority Whip. But House Democrats badly need some new blood with their top three Leaders all over seventy years old. And someone like Xavier Becera whose the Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, whose in his mid fifties, a very bright politician and policy maker. Would bring in the new blood that House Democrats need.