The last realist in the democratic party. The only way she can get her gavel back is to get a majority back in the house. Even if it means an obama loss. Nancy Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the partys national convention in North Carolina. Im not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election, Pelosi said in an exclusive interview for POLITICO Lives On Congress, a new weekly show to be streamed live on POLITICOs website and broadcast on NewsChannel 8 on Wednesdays.