Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Gephardt Endorses Minority Leader Pelosi

IE, he seems skeptical that she'll be promoted to Speaker.

There's not really any surprise here. It's still no better than an even bet that the Democrats retake control of the House. There are a number of reasons. First, there are ebbs and flows in politics. And House Republicans and the President are at more or less historic lows. Pure random chance is likely to see their numbers a little better by Novemeber. Second, there are very few competitive races - so Democrats have to draw the political equivalent of an inside straight to win the seats they need. There are other reasons as well. Third, it's already clear that Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, the MoveOn crowd et al, and the rest of the Democrats pushing for a House majority, are not the most skilled campaign strategists.

Gephardt is only stating the obvious. But still, it's nice to hear.

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