In the wake of Tuesday's shellacking, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has been widely expected to step down as the Democratic leader and leave Congress.
Say what? Yeah, because all Democrats go fetal position at a point like this. Did John Boehner resign after he lost as Speaker in 2006? No. Hey, worked out for him, from what I understand.
Not so fast.
High-level Democratic sources in the House tell ABC News Pelosi is seriously considering staying in Congress and running for the position of minority leader.
Pelosi is methodically calling every Democratic House member who won on Tuesday, as well as many who lost, sources tell ABC News. In the process, she is weighing her options and gauging her support.
Some of Pelosi's closest allies are encouraging her to stay and to lead the Democratic effort to win back their majority. Those encouraging her are arguing, in part, that she can unify the progressives in the caucus, and more importantly, that nobody in the House can raise money for the next campaign better than Pelosi.
Ask yourselves why that is. Nancy Pelosi did her job, she got things through the House. It was Harry Reid who botched things in the Senate. He's the one who should be looking for a new position, not Pelosi. You need a fighter right now, not a surrender monkey.
If Heath Shuler wants a piece of Nan, fire away. He's just a catspaw for Steny Hoyer anyway, and I would take Nancy Pelosi in a heartbeat over him.
This is me, not retiring my Nancy Pelosi tag.