Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should resign. I know I’m not the first to argue for this, but I’d like to voice my opinion. If Pelosi remains the leader of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives, Democrats will struggle for a long time to manage to have any success in congress.
Pelosi has scored some very important victories for Democrats in the past. She was incredibly important in the passing of the Affordable Care Act, as well as the Economic Stimulus package following the great recession. But she has been on a constant decline since.
The major issue with Pelosi is her harm to the party politically during campaigns. Republicans in Georgia’s 6th congressional district tied Jon Ossoff to Pelosi, and many believe that ads that featured Pelosi were more harmful to Ossoff than ads that didn’t. And this isn’t the only time this has happened. Throughout the 2016 election, ads played attacking Pelosi as a way of attacking all Democrats.
A key to making a political party likable and successful is having likable and successful leaders at the face of the party. And unfortunately for Pelosi, she is no longer likable nor successful as the Democratic leader in the house. Pelosi is 77, and seems to be stuck in an era that simply does not apply to today’s America. It’s obvious now that the party ideals that Pelosi helped create in the early 2000s are no longer relevant to where Americans stand.
If we look at choosing a party based on their leaders, choosing Paul Ryan or Nancy Pelosi, Ryan will win easily. He’s young, likable, and has a better understanding of what Americans want from their political system (not to say his solutions are correct or will work, but that’s another issue). And the last time I checked, the Democratic leadership in the house beyond Pelosi is also in the same boat as Pelosi.
John Boehner new 2 years ago that it was time for him to step down from leadership to better benefit his party and the country. That worked, look where the GOP is now. It’s time Pelosi took a page out the the GOP’s book and step down too. Recovering from 2016 requires a total reset, and that means it’s time for Pelosi to get out.