WaPo, November 5 reports that Nancy Pelosi considers herself to be the one who can best lead the minority she helped to create:
Rejecting demands from some that she relinquish power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she will run for minority leader, setting up what could be an ideological battle inside the Democratic caucus.
"I am running for Dem leader," Pelosi (Calif.) said on her Twitter account. She said her decision was in part "driven by the urgency of creating jobs" and protecting this year's health-care and Wall Street overhauls.
Nov 13 UPDATE: Then again, she apparently knows her fellow Democrats quite well.