Conservative Republicans have not rallied behind presidential front-runner Mitt Romney because they don’t believe he can beat President Barack Obama, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“If the far right thought that Romney could win, they might be more enthusiastic about him,” she said in an interview with Politico
. “But they question what he stands for, and they don’t think he’s going to win. So what’s the sell? I’m not sure he knows what he stands for, and that makes it harder too.”
Pelosi, who was successfully used as a piñata by Republicans running for Congress in 2010, voiced confidence that Romney can’t beat Obama. “He’s not going to be president,” she said.
The former House majority leader took a dig at the other GOP presidential candidates too, saying they’re “not exactly what you would call the first-string of the Republican Party.”
Pelosi thinks there’s a good chance that Democrats will capture the 25 seats needed to regain control of the House in November. She’s actually aiming to pick up 35 seats and cited six states as particularly important: Illinois, New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.
Democrats have focused on about 75 districts so far and would have to compete hard in at least 50 of them to have a legitimate chance at gaining 25 seats, Pelosi said.
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