November 5th, 2010
01:13 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Pelosi running for Dem leader

(CNN) - Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats have said she should step aside.

Pelosi made the announcement on Twitter: "Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader."


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soundoff (213 Responses)
  1. c brooks

    Good for Nancy. She is smart enough and caring enough, I say go for it. So many people criticize Ms. Pelosi because it's hard to see a woman with this much power. Also the fact that she does not bend to every critical comment others make.

    November 5, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. frankie

    Please, Nancy. The damage you have done as Speaker of the House was a major cause of the "earthquake". Don't be an 'aftershock' for the Democratic Party. Quit now and let the moderate Democrats clean up your mess. It won't be easy, but when the dog poops on the rug, it's easier to clean up the mess after you kick the dog outside.

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Su Morales

    This woman is suffering from delusions. Staying to promote job growth??? Is she kidding??? Joke right!!

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Awesome

    Now instead of a tone-deaf majortiy, we can have a tone-deaf minority. Pelosi is the gift that keeps on giving.

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Sean

    Oh, God. Please no. She's one of the worst things about the Democratic party. Yes, I said 'thing'. And, I lean Democrat.

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. John

    Only an idiot would vote for her. Please send her packing!

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. mlr

    let's see if the dumbicrats left in office are stupid enough to vote for her...

    November 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. mel

    oh please, really?

    November 5, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Helen B

    Pelosi can run but she can't hide. It's time for her to be held accountable for the damage she has done to this country. I wouldn't hire her to clean out my barn. Why doesn't she do the honorable thing and leave Washington. At least then she will have done something good for this country.

    November 5, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. cc

    Sounds like another Lisa Murkowski. Can't give up that power and feelings of entitlement.

    November 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Tony

    Ok Nancy. Even your own party has said they have had enough of you. Retire gracefully...

    November 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Vince

    She's one of the reasons the Dem's lost so badly. She should step aside for the sake of the party and any hope of cooperation.

    November 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. oldpunker

    I'm a liberal and I even think she should keep a low profile now. Let someone else carry the ball for awhile. Her side just got blistered and it seems obvious that some fresh leadership should step in.

    November 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. T Diddy

    She is suck a loser. She will not be elected to minority leader. She needs to just go far far away!

    November 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  15. Gabriel

    Great! We can continue to use her during the 2012 election. The gall of this twit dem is phenomenal

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. P.E.Rich

    Atta girl, don't let those morons get the best of ya!

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. John

    What amazes me is when you consider what the democrats have done to California, how could they vote Pelosi, Boxer, and the rest of the socialistic gang back in? Amazing.....or just stupidity.

    "It must be a very tough time to be a democrat. With the election of Obama you were finally able to implement all of your grandiose, utopian ideas and put them into practice only to find out that all of those dreams that you believed in with every fiber of your body are complete and total failures. The guy you thought was the answer to all of your dreams has turned out to be an incompetent, rank amateur. Take heart, for yesterday's election was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal ..."

    We have been blessed with the scientific determination there is a genetic motivator for a person to be a liberal. I have been a long time supporter of the premise gays are born with a genetic reason they are gay. I fully support that with the clear understanding other factors such as environment and an amount of choice also play roles. One can only hope they can find suitable treatments for both of these genetic defects and rid the world of both scourges.

    Mr. President, listen to the people you have sworn an oath to – ABOVE your Democratic ideals. No more gov meddling oin business as every attempt has ended in failure – not the purpose or role of the government. Next, NO AMNESTY. Secure our borders! Arrest and deport ALL illegals (including relatives of politicians). Arrest employers of illegals. No more anchor babies. Enforce our federal laws. Make America safe for Americans. DO YOUR JOB.

    What else really blows is after you die you always vote Democrat!

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. jordan

    Pelosi is 33% responsible for the mess the Democratic party is in. The radical Healthcare bill that crimilizes citizens for not having insurance and requires they purchase it is just a starter.

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. The Dawg

    The EVIL witch has once again spoken. Why wont she just go away you arrogant woman

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. jackie

    Pelosi
    Here is a piece of advice.
    RETIRE.

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. Steve

    Sure she still wants the power even though her hard line antics cost many fellow Democratics their jobs
    It's ALL about her. She just doesn't understand she is the Democratic's Bush and the Party would be better off with her sidelined.

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. wayne

    U go girl. U got us almost there to being a Socialist country, finish the job. Continue to drive that seperation between the rich and poor and all their mo

    November 5, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  23. Travis

    First! But seriously, this is terrible news. Nancy needs to step aside and let some one who is qualified take the job.

    November 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. WTF

    Just proves, the Speaker is more interested in her legacy than unity...too bad the urgency to create jobs weren't there for the past 4 years that she has been the Speaker...

    November 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  25. Drew

    She just needs to step aside. She has done enough damage...

    November 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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