From the Houston Chronicle:
No one knows how to play Medi-scare better than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Even before Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his veep, the former Speaker from San Francisco was using the Ryan budget as the key to her “Drive for 25,” the net number of House seats Democrats need to regain control of the House and make Pelosi House Speaker again.
Until now, that’s been a long shot bid. But GOP strategists worry that Ryan will so unsettle tight House races that if Democrats don’t make 25 this year, they’ll be in spitting distance for 2014. That would make a potential Pelosi retirement all the more unlikely.