House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is 82 years old. However, she is not ready to release her talons that are tightly grasping political power.
Democrats are calling for Pelosi to hand over her power to someone else in the party, the Conservative Brief reported. Pelosi refuses to accept that and instead claims the calls are rhetoric used to win elections.
"I have been very vocal, including with my own leadership in the House, that we need a new generation," Democrat Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said on MSNBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday. "We need new blood, period, across the Democratic Party, in the House, the Senate, and the White House," she added.
"I've said I think we need new leaders. I would love to see some Midwestern leaders in there. Right? That's been important to me, is to reflect on the middle of the country," the Michigan Democrat said.
"We're here too. And but I do think new blood is a good thing," Pelosi said. Rather than take that assessment to heart, Pelosi dismissed it.
"I say, just win, baby. Just win," Pelosi said to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Tuesday.
"If that's what you have to say to win, fine. We will not in any way do anything but totally support, mobilization, message, money for those people to win their races," Pelosi added.
"We need generational change, of course, we do, but, in some cases, there's no substitute for experience," the elderly leader said. "I think that what we had been through with the legislation under the leadership of President [Joe] Biden, who has done a spectacular job — he has had a better two years than most presidents you can name, certainly in the recent generations."
Pelosi should listen to Slotkin and all the rest who recognize that it's time for her to ride off into the sunset. However, Pelosi will not go quietly in the night -- and the Democratic Party will suffer because of it.