Nancy Pelosi: 'Elections Shouldn't Matter as Much as They Do'
11:36 AM, Apr 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Perhaps it's sour grapes, or perhaps it's a recent reawakening, but in a speech by Nancy Pelosi at Tufts University earlier this week, the former speaker of the House had some advice for her Republican colleagues in particular and some reflections on elections in general:
This seems like a bit of change for Pelosi, who in 2009 suggested that the results of a special election in the 23rd Congressional District of New York were a big win for health care:
Interesting what happens when one's on the losing side of an election and is demoted from speaker of the House to minority leader. Though in her Tufts speech, Pelosi did say, “I think that President Obama is what is right for our country.”
Nevertheless, Tufts president Larry Bacow thanked Pelosi for affording students the privilege of studying there:
It's common practice for a college president, of course, to speak highly of prominent speakers who are visiting his campus. But this strikes me as a bit of a stretch.