Rich Galen

Another problem for the Ds is a Gallup survey which shows only 31 percent of Americans self-identify as Democrats. Twenty nine percent self-identify as Republican, but those pesky independents - only 21 percent of whom enjoy the notion of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker - made the difference in the November elections.

If Steve Israel would promise to hold to the strategy of a two-year campaign promising the return of the Speaker's gavel to Nancy Pelosi, I will donate money to the DCCC for him to make those ads.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at

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