The Dems don't have to make Pelosi the next Speaker. In fact, the text of the Constitution doesn't require the Speaker to even be a member of the House. So, I suggest to the Dems that they get creative and reach out and select a mega-star to become the next Speaker. Someone like... Bill Clinton, or Al Gore, or Al Sharpton, or Mark Warner, or Jimmy Carter. Heh. Actually, I am happy the new face of the Dems will be Nancy. She's the best thing to happen to the GOP since George McGovern.