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Pelosi Positioning To Retake The Speakership: "Can Smell A Good Midterm Election"

In a characteristically confusing and thoroughly cringe-worthy interview on Fox News over the weekend, Nancy Pelosi sat down with Chris Wallace to engage in a little "self promotion" on why she would be the best candidate for the Speaker seat in 2019.  Not surprisingly, the interview got a little confusing moments later when Pelosi seemed to imply that it's "unimportant" whether Democrats win in 2018 and/or who fills the Speaker position on the off chance they do...which we're sure makes perfect sense to Nancy.

Asked by Wallace whether she was simply too old to run for the Speaker position, Pelosi seemed to come out swinging by describing herself as a "master legislator."

Pelosi:  "Self promotion is a terrible thing but somebody has to do it.  I am a master legislator.  I know the budget to n-th degree.  I feel very confident about the support I have in my caucus."

But, pressed again on whether Democrats had a shot of retaking the House in 2018 and whether she would seek the speakership, Pelosi seemed to think such questions were "unimportant."

Pelosi"That's so unimportant.  What is important is that we have a lively debate on a better deal.  Better pay, better jobs and a better future."

And it all ended with Pelosi very awkwardly thanking Wallace for being a "guardian of our democracy...the press."

 

Of course, the political positioning from Nancy comes after several House Democrats attempted to lead a coup earlier this year to have her removed from the minority leader role.  As Real Clear Politics reporter A.B. Stoddard noted, "Democrats had their chance to get rid of Nancy" but now she can sense a strong midterm and she's not going anywhere.

“Democrats had their chance to get rid of Nancy Pelosi in November and they didn’t do it and that was their window,” Stoddard said.

 

“It’s too late now. She can smell a good midterm election for Democrats. She’s not going to step down. She believe she’ll be Speaker again,” the Real Clear Politics reporter added.

Despite her often incomprehensible interviews, the Washington Examiner revealed the real reason why the Democratic party refuses to dump Pelosi: fundraising With Pelosi's San Francisco district flush with tech start-up billionaires, the minority leader is a goldmine for the DCCC having already raised nearly $26 million so far this year.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has brought in nearly $26 million for the Democratic Party so far this year, according to a report.

 

The majority of the $25.9 million Pelosi raised will go to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which will lead the Democrats' efforts to regain control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.

 

This year, the minority leader has sent the DCCC $24.7 million, which is $10 million more than Pelosi raised for the committee in the same period two years ago, according to the Washington Post.

 

Pelosi raised millions through three "Speakers Cabinet" VIP events that have taken place in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles and has participated in 124 events in 22 cities.

 

More than $2 million of Pelosi's fundraising haul came from 115,000 small donors solicited through a DCCC email campaign.

After literally wasting millions and millions of dollars on the failed campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John Ossoff, one would think that Democrats would have learned by now that money wasn't really their main problem...apparently that's not the case.