According to a report in the Washington Post, Pelosi plans on being Speaker again if the Dems take control of the House. “I have no intention of walking away from that table,” Pelosi said in the report. While 50 Dems defecting from Pelosi makes for a good headline, it's not enough to sink her in any way. In fact we've seen this numerous times, even on the Republican side with Boehner, pundits think because there's opposition, a candidate for Speaker will go down. It is almost never the case.
The truth is, if the Dems retake the majority in the House, Nancy Pelosi WILL again be Speaker.
On Friday, NBC’s Today show could not find any time to cover an exclusive report from its own network showing major trouble for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. An NBC News survey found that over 50 Democratic congressional candidates have pledged to oppose Pelosi as Speaker of the House if they win a majority in November’s midterm elections.
The scoop, published at 7:09 a.m. ET, just after the NBC morning show began, found that “At least 42 of the party’s nominees for House seats have declared they will not back Pelosi and nine incumbent Democratic lawmakers are on the record opposing her, bringing the total to 51.” The report continued: “An additional 34 Democratic nominees are neither for nor against Pelosi, who has led her party in the House since 2003.”