The response from some: It better be.
Pelosi has led her party in the House since 2003, "overseeing losses in 2004, big gains in 2006 and 2008, then watching as her party slipped into its smallest minority in almost a century", the Washington Times reported.
Joe Cunningham, a Democrat running for Congress in a bid to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., tweeted a promise not to vote for Pelosi for leadership if he wins his race - just hours after announcing his bid. Why else would they have poured millions into a single house race and have all of the windbag liberal-leaning media outlets play it up so much? "I thrive on competition", she said, later adding: "I think I'm worth the trouble".
"I think in this instance it had a motivating effect for our voters on the turnout front", Rogers said Wednesday. And contrasts between party leaders and the base that were on display throughout the Democratic presidential primary still exist.
"I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy [Pelosi] out", Trump wrote.
All of this has created a rather odd political dynamic within the Democratic Party: Republicans demonize a politician.
Pelosi isn't in danger of losing the leadership perch she's long held, though she did fend off her toughest challenge ever last fall from Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who argued the party needed someone who better understood the rural, working-class voters that were critical to President Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton a year ago.
Democrats were hesitant to attack the President in such a historically heavily Republican district.
Ossoff's loss, along with the losses in Kansas, Montana, and SC suggest that "Democrats are destined to lose every race from here to eternity by margins just close enough to maintain some hope for the future", Sam Stein, senior politics editor at the Huffington Post.
They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, walks offstage after speaking at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders insisted that they demonstrated important progress by coming in a close second, and have a good shot at taking back the House in next year's midterm elections. So it's time for change. "Democrats will not win back power merely by serving as an alternative to Trump and Republicans".
Moulton said the recent election results necessitated a conversation among Democrats about shaking things up.
"Say "no" to Pelosi's "yes" man", blared one ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC.
Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser for her party, and a savvy legislator with few rivals on Capitol Hill when it comes to cutting the deals necessary to keep government in motion.
And she even threw her hat in the ring for the highly contested U.S. Senate race in 2014 to replace former Sen. But his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, as well as a GOP-aligned super PAC and the House Republicans' campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, spent millions on television ads and mailers latching Ossoff to Pelosi. Ossoff's race evolved into a cause celebre for the Democratic Party, but he was just a vehicle for Democrats looking to win a fight in the Trump era.
"She's easy to demonize".
Kathleen Rice, one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session. And we need a message. "Democrats have to be hyper-focused on an economic message", Sen. "It's not enough to dislike Trump".