Banedon wrote:Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Why is Nancy Pelosi in particular a good bogeyman, the fact that she's from California? All the 'liberal elite' scaremongering just uses her as an avatar, anyone they make Speaker would work just as well.
Name recognition for one. She's done the job a lot, and has already had a LONG history of the GOP demonizing her. There's no work necessary for them to go right back to doing the same.
There were midterm ads vilifying Dem candidates just for associating or agreeing with Pelosi.
Demonizing her for what though? In the absence of her being thought of for any specific outcomes it would take like a week for the right wing media machine to replace her in the same messaging.