A worse holiday gift: Pelosi or fruitcake?

David Bossie President, Citizens United
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The decision by House Democrats to anoint Nancy Pelosi their leader once again is the equivalent of giving the American people a fruitcake for the holidays.  And let’s face it — nobody really wants a fruitcake!  Sadly, the similarities between the embarrassingly unpopular duo don’t stop there.  According to recent polling data, “Leader” Pelosi’s approval rating just before the tsunami was at 29 percent. That is painfully low, and represents a total rejection of the failed policies she championed over the course of her infamous speakership.  Whether it’s 9.6 percent unemployment, record debt, the government takeover of health care, or cap and tax, the Pelosi agenda was sent packing in 2010 to the tune of over 60 House seats.

By sticking with Pelosi despite what the American people said on election night, one has to wonder if House Democrats are denying reality.  To look on the bright side of things, Pelosi is still more popular than fruitcake, which received the approval of 28 percent of the people. However, with the help of a hopeful advertising campaign, it’s safe to assume that over the course of the next two years fruitcake can rebuild its image and overtake the embattled soon-to-be-former speaker in the polls.

At Citizens United, we are rolling out a little early holiday fun.  Today we are launching www.pelosifruitcake.com and a parity web advertisement that highlights the obvious: nobody really wants a fruitcake.  Please share with your family, friends, and co-workers.  Season’s greetings!

David N. Bossie is the president of Citizens United and Citizens United Productions, and the executive producer of “America at Risk.”