This is an evergreen story (this quote is the WaPo), and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Democratic Party be swayed by it. Again.
“While Democrats grow optimistic about their chances of taking control of the House in November, they are increasingly anxious that the presence of their longtime and polarizing leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making it harder for many of their candidates to compete in crucial swing districts.”
It is not Nancy Pelosi. If Democrats replace her, Republicans will not delightedly welcome the new Democratic leader who replaces her. They despised and demonized Harry Reid, and they despise and demonize Chuck Schumer. Bill Clinton was so hated they impeached him. They hated and demonized Gore. And Kerry. And Obama. There is no Democratic leader the Republican Party will not despise and demonize. Why Dems give a flying fig is inconceivable to me. Why Dems would give ground now, in the era of Me Too, when one of the most egregiously misogynist presidential campaigns exposed how unable to tolerate powerful women the GOP is—well, it leaves me speechless.
We have a powerful female leader being demonized by the GOP. Dems need to grow a spine and back her. Voters would respect that a lot more than they will the cowering Dems are now offering.