TPM Reader EA:
I don’t get why Democrats would want to maintain the same leadership personalities in the House. Don’t people all around the country really really hate Nancy Pelosi and probably James Clyburn too?
Don’t we have any ‘young guns’ to showcase over the next couple of years? Doesn’t an even more ‘liberal’ minority leadership structure only increase the likelihood we’ll see the dreaded triangulation from the President?
I’m as liberal as they come but I would kind of like to see Dems make some big time changes and I’d be open to a more conservative Democrat taking over the leadership while we’re in the minority.
What’s the strategy here? Is it more about convention and entitlement than strategy?
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