FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Some people just don't know when to call it quits - and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is looking like one of them.
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Despite her party being crushed in last week's midterm elections - despite her party losing control of the House of Representatives - Pelosi wants to stay on as the Democrats' minority leader in the House.
But a growing number of Democrats are having none of it.
Fox News is reporting a group of defeated Democrats has written a letter urging Pelosi to step aside.
The draft letter suggests that with Pelosi in charge, "the hangover of 2010 stands no chance of subsiding."
Other Democratic House members have said they will vote against Pelosi if she insists on running for minority leader.
The Republicans couldn't be happier. They're positively giddy at the prospect of Democrats keeping Pelosi as their leader in the House. It's generally agreed that Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid drove the Democrats off the cliff.
An analysis of TV ads shows more money was spent and more commercials were run against Nancy Pelosi in the midterms than against any other congressional leader since Newt Gingrich. More than $65 million was spent on more than 161,000 ads targeting Pelosi.
Is she oblivious to this?
A poll taken right before the midterms showed Pelosi with an anemic 26 favorable rating and a 53 percent unfavorable rating.
Here’s my question to you: Isn't it time for Nancy Pelosi to just go away?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Cameron in San Francisco writes:
We would love it but she's a narcissist who can't see past her own reflection. The only person's interest Pelosi has been advocating is her own. Stepping down would be admitting failure and that would make her, uh oh, not perfect.
Rose in Arizona writes:
Yes, it is time for Pelosi to go away. I can't help but feel sorry for her family. They have to listen to the bad publicity against her; it must be hard for her grandchildren and her own children to defend her. I think she is being selfish and is not considering other people's feelings. She just doesn't seem to care; it is all about her.
Actually, Jack, Nancy Pelosi has done a great job passing historical legislation over the past two years. However, it might be time for you to go.
Mike in New Hampshire writes:
No, Jack. As a Republican, I want her to remain the face of House Democrats for two more years. That will be good for 5 million votes in 2012.
Keith in California writes:
Pelosi doesn't have a positive public presence but she can get things done in the House. Gingrich, by contrast, couldn't get things done in the House but did have a great public/media presence. This question about Pelosi will be answered by House Democrats, not here.
Mark in Minnesota writes:
Jack, Ms. Pelosi should go away, but she won't. Like Sarah Palin, she has an ego the size of Texas and will never willingly give-up the limelight. She just enjoys being the center of attention too much. In a sense, Ms. Pelosi represents all that is wrong with American politics.
Pat in Michigan writes:
Yes, you would think she would realize this and just step aside but, no! The queen thinks she has shiny new clothes. Well you know the rest of that tale and the visuals should keep you up all night. Know what I mean?