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Nancy Pelosi will run for minority leader, she tweets

By Rachel Weiner

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will run for Democratic leadership again, despite concerns from some in her party over the thousands of campaign commercials that helped turn her into one of the nation's most unpopular politicians.

"Driven by urgency of creating jobs&protecting #hcr #wsr SocSec&Mcare I am running for DemLeader," Pelosi wrote on her Twitter account.

Liberals immediately cheered her decision. "Speaker Pelosi's decision to run for leader is the first bold move we've seen from Democrats since the election, America is better off as a result, and we hope there's more bold Democratic leadership to come," said Stephanie Taylor of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in a statement. "Democrats lost on Tuesday because of Blue Dogs and others who urged Democrats to not fight for popular progressive change -- and the way to re-inspire former Obama voters is to have progressives like Nancy Pelosi boldly fighting the fight."

But even some liberals in Congress have said privately that Pelosi should step aside.

"She's been demonized unfairly. This wasn't her agenda. It was an agenda supported by lots of people, including myself," one liberal House Democrat told the Post. "It wouldn't be good for her or the party [to remain in the leadership], and this is from someone who loves her."

By Rachel Weiner  | November 5, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
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Comments

"She's losing her job not because she does it poorly but because she does it so well ..."

LOL!!! I thought that you guys were the reality-based crowd. You really think that 8% approval rating and losing the most seats since 1948 is "doing well"?

Posted by: JakeD2 | November 5, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I do not think that the "PROGRESSIVES"
create tax paying jobs they create jobs
that are paid by taxes.
Progressives want to take that burdensome
hard eurned cash from hard working motivated,individuals that put their
sucess or failure on the line daily by
employing individuals in their business.
That is what is killing the ecomony ,
along with excessive spending and
the uncertain "economic progressive plans"
that businesses will not hire till
they know the costs !! Yes reforms
are needed, but not take overs.

How can a senator jump ship and go over to
the house of represenatives, when she
was voted into a senate seat not a
seat in the house !! again she will
not be representing her constituants
that voted her into the senate!!
Ms Pelosi does not loosing power,
is that why she is jumping ship?
SO no more private jet, unless she
buys her own,and pay for the fule..
that is the way it should be, WE THE PEOPLE
are struggeling to pay our bills
while those in power and wasting tax
payers money, how about the "fair tax"?
how about all the congress go on to
social security? then you would see
that get fixed so fast!! because they
have an interest in it surviving.

Posted by: barryahoffman | November 5, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Is this a cruel joke? Pelosi as minority leader has to help Republicans now and in the 2012 elections.

She needs to give up and maybe even retire.

Moderates only need apply. The Dems hope must be the Repubs overreach.

Posted by: TCarrollo | November 5, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Nancy needs to step down. Her refusal to work with the republican party was too bad. Now that she is not the majority leader she can't really play the "lets all get along and work together now" card.

Posted by: qballgeek | November 5, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Is this a cruel joke? Pelosi as minority leader has to help Republicans now and in the 2012 elections.

She needs to give up and maybe even retire.

Moderates only need apply. The Dems hope must be the Repubs overreach.

Posted by: TCarrollo | November 5, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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