Greg Sargent finds more support for keeping Pelosi in leadership. The next two years will almost surely be devoted to procedural warfare on The Hill. Pelosi has years of experience and a track record of success on that front. He even finds an AEI guy who agrees:
But he dismissed the idea that Dem losses last week are relevant, insisting that the new minority leader's chief role will be to "hold the line against repeal and keep the troops together and use the limited weapons available to the minority to put the Republicans on the defensive."Even more interesting, Greg points out this isn't the first time the New York Times posted a hit piece on Pelosi disguised as an editorial. In 2002, they opposed her using the same bogus argument against her effectiveness. Maybe that's why they pretty much ignored her accomplishments since then and now pretend she has none.
"She's in a stronger position to do that than others," Ornstein continued. "She showed in the last two years how strong she is as a strategist, and she may very well be able to use that strategic capacity to exacerbate some of the schisms that Republicans already have. She understands at least as well as anyone else how to use the process."