Bucking speculation that she would step down after her Democratic Party suffered a "shellacking" in Tuesday's election, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she will run for minority leader in the next Congress.
. . . Many on Capitol Hill have speculated that Pelosi, 70, who has held the No. 1 job in Congress since January 2007, would resign from the leadership, paving the way for the current No. 2, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to take the top job.
There comes a time when a leader's continued presence hurts their party, and they must have the strength of character to resign.
As big an egoist as Newt Gingrich knew when it was time to go.
The only bigger fool than Pelosi would be any Democratic representative who votes for her.