House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a clever politician. Say what you will about her, she is very efficient and raises more money than anyone not named Donald Trump.
Pelosi can count votes and she can twist arms to get what she wants. She is a constant poll watcher and moves cautiously until she believes she has the public opinion on her side.
This is why her warning to the historically weak Democrat primary field is so devastating, because Pelosi knows that the Democrats are not likely to win pushing these radical and unpopular programs.
Nancy Pelosi knows that the shift way left is a gift to President Trump in 2020.
Yahoo reported that Nancy Pelosi is issuing a pointed message to the Dems running for president in 2020: Those liberal ideas that fire up the party’s base are a big loser when it comes to beating President Trump.
“Proposals pushed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like Medicare for All and a wealth tax play well in liberal enclaves like her own district in San Francisco but won’t sell in the Midwestern states that sent Trump to the White House in 2016,” she said.
“What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,” she said at a round-table of Bloomberg News reporters and editors on Friday. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”
“Remember November,” Pelosi said. “You must win the Electoral College.”
Pelosi was careful not to back any one candidate in the party’s contentious presidential contest, but she did not hold back when asked about which ideas should and shouldn’t form the party’s case to American voters. Or about her fears that candidates like Warren and Sanders are going down the wrong track by courting only fellow progressives – and not the middle-of-the-road voters Democrats need to win back from Trump.
This is familiar ground for Nancy Pelosi, who has spent the year tussling with the “Squad,” a vanguard of liberal newcomers to the House led by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York….
…“Protect the Affordable Care Act — I think that’s the path to health care for all Americans. Medicare For All has its complications,” Nancy Pelosi said, adding that “the Affordable Care Act is a better benefit than Medicare.”