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. ProudUSMCmom

    She is an I D I O T ! ! ! ! !

    November 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Richard

    Get rid of her. She's a drag on the party. 21% approval amongst the American people, that includes Democrats.

    November 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  3. ed

    You go Nancy. We need all the help we can get

    November 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  4. Nathan S.

    Pelosi should run and I hope she wins.

    November 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. CSnord

    More bad news for the Democrats.

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. DAS

    Is this woman dense or what??

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  7. Stephanie Keen

    This woman has done enough! Her record speaks for itself. She needs to step down and give the American people a break.

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. Art W

    Of course . . . because she didn't get the message clearly enough on Tuesday.

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. Miss Emma

    Great Idea!

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  10. Charles

    Nancy Pelosi has to be the most clueless member of the house. Does she not even consider that her policies were soundly defeafed?

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. guest

    The democrats would be very smart to NOT vote for her as minority leader. This is their chance to get someone new who would help them and that is not her. She isn't interested in the US jobs or anything. She wants only power. Please vote another deserving person into that position. She is dead wood and needs to bow out.

    November 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  12. Kathleen

    Please just go a way. Haven't you done enough damage already? Do you think you're the great savior of this nation or what? I already have a mom I don't need one in Washington trying to take care of me. I'm a big girl now! My mom taught me how to work hard and earn my way, not have somebody else take care of me like you seem to think you need to do.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. J Thomas

    Talk about an ego. Your party just got slaughtered, in large part thanks to your heavy-handedness, and you actually don't think stepping aside is the prudent thing? You actually believe you'll get the votes?

    In a way, I hope she does. I left the party because of her and the current Democratic party is best represented by her. Good luck with it, guys.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. marygrace Florida

    Go Speaker Pelosi. I offer you 100 pc support.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. Serge NYC

    She should step aside, it is clear that Americans whether democrats or republicans don't want her there. Her job is to work for the people not her own personal agenda and beliefs... On top of that she is awful

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  16. jf

    She should retire.
    The fact that she will not is a sure sign of a mental disorder.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  17. Matt

    I'm a independent voter who in general, leans left, and I wish this whack-job would go away.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  18. S Hall

    Good for her. She is a grand lady and history will prove her to be a visionary.

    November 5, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  19. Greenspam

    Pelosi should step down. She is a failed leader.

    November 5, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  20. Imneutral

    Great, psycho lady hasn't gotten the hint...

    November 5, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Marty

    Hasn't she messed things up enough yet?

    November 5, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  22. Frank

    I think it's a good short-term strategy for her and the Dems because it counters the perception they're down and are simply going to rollover for the Republicans. If you look at the popular vote totals the Republicans claim of a mandate is false.

    The down side is it truly is in both parties' interest to compromise otherwise the possibility of a third party entry in '12 goes up and that will threaten one of the major candidates. Pelosi is a die-hard partisan who will not compromise and a continuation of the current tone will not be helpful.

    November 5, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  23. Milo

    You ought to step aside. Staying in will only serve to hurt your party.

    November 5, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  24. NH Independent

    She really should step aside. The overwhelming democrat losses this past election can be attributed to her.

    November 5, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  25. john Stuart

    Hahahahahahaha Good Luck Nancy

    November 5, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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