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Thread: Odds Nancy P Resigns and there is a Special Election for her seat...

  1. #1

    Odds Nancy P Resigns and there is a Special Election for her seat...

    What do you think? John D definitely has some name recognition in the district to pull off a major coup if she steps down...
    Last edited by DirtMcGirt; 11-04-2010 at 07:07 AM.
    I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks.



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    I think it's a fantasy. You'll get her power when you pry it from her cold, dead, fingers.
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  4. #3
    Did I miss something? Why would she resign?
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  5. #4
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  6. #5
    I once was hopeful that after a NP resignation, JD would be better positioned to take her place. However, his super unfortunate polling numbers has me thinking it does not matter now - he has no chance against whoever runs on the DEM ticket.

    Tell me JD will consider running as a Democrat in San Francisco, and I may take interest again. Tell me he's running as a GOP somewhere else, and I may take interest.

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by roho76 View Post
    Did I miss something? Why would she resign?


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20101027/...000003755885_2

    excerpt-
    Pelosi and her allies adamantly refuse to entertain questions about a possible Democratic minority. But Democratic sources say they have a hard time imagining the 70-year-old, independently wealthy California Democrat would want to return to the less-powerful post that she held for four years before becoming Speaker in 2007, particularly after having spent the past four years driving the Congressional agenda.

    Should Republicans sweep into power on Nov. 2, the pivotal question that some Democrats have begun contemplating is one of timing: Does Pelosi step aside immediately, or does she stick around for a few months as Minority Leader to help smooth the transition to her successor? Both scenarios assume Pelosi heads for the exits within a few weeks or months.

    "It's pretty clear that what she does is just leave," said a former House leadership aide who now works downtown. The Democrat had no direct knowledge of Pelosi's plans but predicted she would probably resign from Congress in fairly short order. "Once you've been Speaker of the House, why would she just want to be a Member of Congress?"
    I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks.

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Krugerrand View Post
    I once was hopeful that after a NP resignation, JD would be better positioned to take her place. However, his super unfortunate polling numbers has me thinking it does not matter now - he has no chance against whoever runs on the DEM ticket.

    Tell me JD will consider running as a Democrat in San Francisco, and I may take interest again. Tell me he's running as a GOP somewhere else, and I may take interest.
    maybe an independent run in that district?
    I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks.

  9. #8
    Wow I hope this happens, doesn't seem likely though.
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  11. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Original_Intent View Post
    I think it's a fantasy. You'll get her power when you pry it from her cold, dead, fingers.
    Her power already got pried away from her.

    I don't expect her to keep sitting in Congress as a peon. I give her a 75% likelihood of resigning.

  12. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by erowe1 View Post
    Her power already got pried away from her.

    I don't expect her to keep sitting in Congress as a peon. I give her a 75% likelihood of resigning.
    I hope you are right - I would love to see her gone. I just pictured her more as someone who will cling to whatever power she has for as long as possible. I could see the scenario where she leaves though. /cross fingers
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    He would need to run as a Dem to win that district.

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    Lightbulb she may try to time any retirement with a 2011 election cycle

    she picked up 80% of the vote...

    if she retires, she may wait until

    the summer of 2011 if only to see

    how the HOUSE is after this january.

    she picked up 80% of the vote, she

    has people who are very loyal to her.

    i doubt another Democrat could pull

    off a win. admittedly i thought that

    john dennis had one in ten odds for

    a firm totally unexpected win over her!

  15. #13
    we have two years to see how Boehner does things now...

    nancy pelosi is a team player and actually has less of an ego

    than newt gingrich. she may sit back and watch mitch mcconnell

    aim trey grayson at A.G jack conway as he balances the tea party

    people's demand for less of a debt with barack obama's high hopes...

  16. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by MRoCkEd View Post
    He would need to run as a Dem to win that district.
    Good idea! A low-turnout primary can easily be won, especially if support from Gonzalez, Sheehan etc. can be maintained.

  17. #15
    No chance to win that district. It is not like Pelosi is just some popular democrat in that district. The people of that district BELIEVE in socialism. Relabeling anybody that is spouting free market words will NOT make a win in that district. Any attempt is a complete waste of money and effort.

  18. #16
    John would lose if Osama himself was his opponent so long as John had an "R" beside his name and Osama had a "D".
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  20. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by One Last Battle! View Post
    John would lose if Osama himself was his opponent so long as John had an "R" beside his name and Osama had a "D".
    Yep .

  21. #18
    If she retires he needs to run as a Dem , he would win.

  22. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by erowe1 View Post
    Her power already got pried away from her.

    I don't expect her to keep sitting in Congress as a peon. I give her a 75% likelihood of resigning.
    I cannot picture her going back to flying commercial .

  23. #20
    I think the most likely event is that Pelosi will step aside from the leadership and not run for reelection in 2012. Her most likely replacement is a former mayor (Newsom?) or a current member of the San Francisco City Council.
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  24. #21
    anyone care to re-vote:
    It looks like The Witch isn't dead yet:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101105/...use_leadership
    Nancy Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to stay on as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.

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    She may be helped by the massive losses- apparently over half of the Blue Dogs lost re-election in the House this year.
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  26. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Krugerrand View Post
    anyone care to re-vote:
    It looks like The Witch isn't dead yet:
    I know , sad .

  27. #24
    in the HOUSE, the remaining Democrats are very liberal?



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  29. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Aratus View Post
    in the HOUSE, the remaining Democrats are very liberal?
    Pretty much , East & West coast . Not really liberal , just outright communists .

  30. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I cannot picture her going back to flying commercial .
    I think you misunderstand the system. If she resigns, she takes a cushy job as a "consultant" to some enormous firm and peddles influence.

    She won't have to give up private jets. She'll probably get one for herself as under-the-table compensation for some regulatory loophole in the making.

  31. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by StilesBC View Post
    I think you misunderstand the system. If she resigns, she takes a cushy job as a "consultant" to some enormous firm and peddles influence.

    She won't have to give up private jets. She'll probably get one for herself as under-the-table compensation for some regulatory loophole in the making.
    Maybe , if I was in her position at her age , I would retire and hang out at my vineyard , drink some wine and bs with the grandkids .



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