There is a little something that has slipped under the radar.
With all the talk of Build Back Better, oil shortages, supply chain issues, and inflation, a major seat in the House has not yet announced whether she will run.
We are, of course, talking about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
When Trump ran for office, Pelosi made it sound as though the only reason she remained in the House was to fight back against his agenda.
Well, Trump is out and Joe is in, but nobody still knows what Pelosi plans to do in 2022.
Pelosi has not formally announced retirement plans, but she has also not yet formally announced her re-election campaign.
A close ally of Pelosi’s told CNN, “Everyone assumes this is her last term, but no one knows for sure.
The ally also spoke to the toll winning the speaker’s gavel took on her, stating, “People don’t realize how hard it was to win (the speaker’s race) last time.”
Pelosi’s office has denied the race was difficult, but Pelosi was clearly threatened by the minority leader as well as some members of her own caucus.
If Pelosi does decide to step down now or after the next term, it will be a crippling blow to the party.
As much as conservatives want her gone, the Democrat Party needs her, if for nothing else, her extraordinary fundraising abilities.
Pelosi’s camp was raised more than $1 billion over the last two decades for the Democrat Party, a staggering amount.
However, even if Pelosi does retire, she will still wield considerable influence in at least one more election cycle.
Due to her fundraising skills, she has a massive war chest to fund her fellow Democrats and their campaigns.
Once again, though, Pelosi leaving would leave yet another massive power and influence void in the party.
If Pelosi steps down, I think it would be safe to say the entire Democrat Party would be in rebuilding mode.