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Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher." Rich has been press secretary to Dan Quayle, when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a U.S. Senator; and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was House Republican Whip and, in 1996 became the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich.

Articles By Rich Galen

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MULLINGS/Where is American Leadership?
Jun 15,2012

As Colorado is in the Mountain Time Zone, I am now eight hours away from where I sat at this exact moment one week ago when I was in Paris with The Lad. Woe to me. Let's take a quick look at how we're doing in our place among

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MULLINGS/Travels thru Sub-Saharan Africa
Apr 30,2012

The reason I came to Ghana with Bono's ONE Campaign was to help publicize the introduction of two vaccines to the Ghanaian heath care system a rotaviral vaccine and a pneumococcal vaccine for newborns. These vaccines will help stave off infant diarrhea and pneumonia which kill more children under

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MULLINGS/Traveling with Bono's ONE campaign in Africa
Apr 26,2012

Anyone who has every traveled overseas will tell you the hardest thing to do is to keep up with events back in the U.S. of A. It's hard to follow the Nationals, especially when they're on the west coast of the U.S. and I'm on the east coast of Africa. It's impossible to follow the Capitals (in fact we had generally

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MULLINGS/The Secret Service Misfires
Apr 18,2012

I have no idea what happened, or didn't happen, in Cartagena last week when at least 11 Secret Service Agents were suddenly sent home and replaced by a different team. You've read the headlines: "Agents Procure Prostitutes While Waiting for Obama" or words to a like effect.

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Mar 07,2012

It didn't feel like it, but Romney won. At 10:08 p.m. Tuesday Rick Santorum was hanging on to a two percentage point lead in Ohio, but it was a very good night for Santorum no matter what happens as the rest of Ohio's votes are counted. The Super Tuesday pre-game analysis - by me - was that

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MULLINGS/The Tyranny of Dead Ideas
Jan 25,2012

If only these debates were important, or moved votes, or caused some changes in the race, I might not mind that they come about every 18 hours. You know what happened in South Carolina: In five days, including two debates, the race turned upside down and what appeared to have been a easy, if surprising, win for Mitt

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MULLINGS/New Hampshire
Jan 13,2012

Let's review the concept of winning: Winning, in our culture, means coming in first. You don't win by coming in second or fifth. You win by coming in first. Mitt Romney kicked butt last night in New Hampshire with (as of this writing) a 15 percentage point win over Ron Paul. As of 10 PM last night, Romney had received about 38 percent

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MULLINGS/Des Moines Des Bate
Dec 12,2011

The thing about telling you that I watched the GOP debate that took place in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday night is I have to admit I had nothing else to do Saturday night. -- Attend Joint Chiefs of Staff Christmas Party - Pentagon -- Fly to New York to see "Spiderman" - Broadway

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