Campaign 2012 on Townhall

Heather Ginsberg - Wed Dec 18

So it’s official…I can’t wait for the new Mitt Romney documentary to come out! ... more

Brandon Gaylord - Tue Jan 15

Despite conservative talkers urging Karl Rove to exit stage left, Republicans desperately need Rove. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Dec 3

At the 2004 Democratic Convention, Barack Obama was introduced to the world. His most well-known statement from that speech remains “There are no red states or blue states, just the United States.” ... more

America - Tue Nov 20

TH's Katie Pavlich tells Republicans they need to "take in what happened" in the election instead of criticizing one another. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Nov 16

Our large cruise ship sailed within view of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a gathering of conservatives sponsored by National Review magazine considered the wreckage of the 2012 election. Most of the writers and commentators on board agreed with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the last thing conservatives need to do now is to form a "circular firing squad." But lessons must be learned. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Nov 15

Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change. ... more

Paul Kengor - Tue Nov 13

Mitt Romney lost the presidential race by only two percentage points. If the election had been held just a week earlier, when he was up in the polls, things might have been different. Nonetheless, Mitt Romney lost, and now a bitter debate has ensued over the future of the Republican Party, with liberal Democrats happily plunging into the debate. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Nov 9

"How to Win an Election" is a little primer, published by Princeton University Press, that flew out of bookstores just in time for the Nov. 6 election. The bright red cover reminded some older purchasers of Chairman Mao's famous "little red book" of a generation ago. Several hundred copies seem to have found their way to President Obama's election headquarters in Chicago. ... more

Crystal Wright - Fri Nov 9

Wednesday wasn’t “good morning” in the GOP. President Obama won a second term. Republicans deserve the shellacking we got because the party of Lincoln is running candidates in 2012 like it’s 1860. Old white men just don’t cut it anymore and are not reflective of the changing demographics of the country. America is browning up not whitening up, as evidenced by the US Census findings that minorities will make up 54% of the population by the year 2050. ... more

Diana West - Fri Nov 9

If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death. ... more

Donald Lambro - Fri Nov 9

President Obama has proved he can win re-election without a second-term agenda merely by demonizing his opponent and appealing to voters' fears instead of our hopes, dreams and aspirations. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Nov 8

Barack Obama won a moderately close victory over Mitt Romney on Tuesday. But oddly, nothing much has changed. The country is still split nearly 50/50. There is still a Democratic president, and an almost identically Democratic Senate at war with an identically Republican House, in a Groundhog Day America. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Nov 8

Nobody likes to lose. But defeats can prove advantageous if used as a learning tool. Newt Gingrich lost his first two congressional campaigns, but won his third. Twenty years after his first defeat, he changed the nation with the Contract With America. ... more

America - Thu Nov 8

Bill O'Reilly suggests Romney's failure to emerge strongly after Hurricane Sandy cost him the presidency. ... more

America - Thu Nov 8

Five days ago, Iran shot down a US drone. We're only finding out after the election. Would this have made a difference? ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Nov 7

AS THE NATION'S ELECTORAL BRAWL drew to a close, I thought about a question posed by ABC's Martha Raddatz to vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan during their debate in Kentucky last month. She quoted "a highly decorated soldier" who was "dismayed" at the tone of the campaign. "The ads are so negative," the soldier had lamented, "and they're all tearing down each other rather than building up the country." ... more

Rich Galen - Wed Nov 7

Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough. In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins. ... more

America - Wed Nov 7

Charles Krauthammer says the president "went small and stayed small" to win reelection. ... more

Mary Grabar - Mon Nov 5

Liberal media outlets presented President Obama as a competent and compassionate leader in the time of a natural disaster, last week’s Hurricane Sandy. Some attribute Obama’s slight bump up in the polls to the hurricane. ... more

Laura Hollis - Mon Nov 5

I had the opportunity to be in the western Cook County suburbs of Chicago late last week. I have never seen so many political signs in my life. Signs EVERYWHERE: homes, businesses, parking lots, churches, farms. That stunned me. What stunned me more? I saw not one sign for Obama. ... more

Julie Borowski - Mon Nov 5

The Obama campaign released its creepiest ad yet featuring HBO actress Lena Dunham who likens her first time voting for Obama to losing her virginity. My initial reaction to the disgusting ad was disbelief. Surely, I thought, the provocative 26-year-old actress filmed this video on her own without consulting the official campaign. No way that this kind of juvenility was approved by the campaign staff of the sitting president. They couldn’t have sunk this low. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Mon Nov 5

There’s a very cute Youtube video going around the internet of a little girl named Abigail crying because she’s tired of hearing about the presidential election. I imagine that she’s heard a lot less about it than those of us who are actually of voting age, which just goes to show you that everyone is sick of this presidential campaign. I know I am. Well we're all relieved that today is the day to make your vote count and wait in those long lines to make a difference in our once great nation. ... more

America - Mon Nov 5

The former Alaska governor slams Obama for telling supporters to "vote for revenge." ... more

Sterling, VA - Mon Nov 5

The governor of Virginia rallied Romney supporters in Sterling this weekend. ... more