Campaign 2012 on Townhall

Amelia Chasse - Tue Oct 16

If there’s one consistent strategy Barack Obama’s reelection campaign has pursued, it’s trying to mobilize women on his behalf with rallying cries of free birth control. His tactics have ranged from declaring a literal ‘war on women,’ to evangelizing Hollywood actresses like Scarlett Johansson to blanketing television with ads admonishing women to be ‘scared’ of Mitt Romney. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Oct 16

As we approach a major national election, we hear warnings about many kinds of vote fraud and possible recounts that might delay confirmation of the victors. We also hear from deniers who insist that vote fraud is a figment of the imagination of Republicans. It isn't; vote fraud is real. ... more

Matt Barber - Tue Oct 16

Who says Republicans and Democrats can’t agree? Every four years, politicos and pundits, both left and right, come together in a harmonious hymn of hyperbole: “This is the most important election in history!” they sing. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Oct 16

Had Vice President Joe Biden behaved toward Sarah Palin in their 2008 debate the way he behaved toward Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in their debate last Thursday, he might have been denounced as a patronizing misogynist. In his debate with Ryan, the vice president was merely a jerk. ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Oct 15

This campaign feels like it has been going on since 1873. It hasn't but it feels that way and we are now down to 22 days to go; three weeks from tomorrow. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Oct 15

When a politician is in trouble, he usually falls back on what he knows best -- the world he saw around him when he entered into political awareness as a young adult. ... more

America - Mon Oct 15

Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria criticize Romney for his plans to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Roe v. Wade. ... more

Rich Galen - Fri Oct 12

Democrats have been stunned by the staying power of last week's debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. ... more

Wayne Allyn Root - Fri Oct 12

On May 30th, I made a prediction that shocked the readers of TownHall. I predicted a Romney landslide- with Obama leading in every poll. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Oct 12

If Mitt Romney is elected and secures Republican control of both houses of Congress, the U.S. could be poised for a vertiginous economic snapback ... more

Michael Reagan - Thu Oct 11

Those were my cheers you heard coming from the Left Coast last Wednesday night. ... more

America - Thu Oct 11

Reince Priebus becomes frustrated with O'Brien as she continues to ask the same question. ... more

Rochester Hills, MI - Tue Oct 9

The rock star jokes he's going to "throw a keg party for the Ryan-Biden debate." ... more

Steve Deace - Sat Oct 6

He tried ignoring his base in the primary when it was rallying behind marriage in North Carolina and rallying behind Chick-fil-a when it was under attack, and that didn’t work. Then he tried just scaring people into voting against Obama, and that didn’t work. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Fri Oct 5

Romney's stated policies in business during the first presidential debate: champion the growth and development for the middle class. Until now, Romney's position was widely perceived as one of the biggest enemies to the middle class. One of his most powerful moments during the debate was the contrast he illustrated between the president’s decision to finance the five big banks, while allowing small banks to fail across America. Some credit should be given to the president, however, for his short-term policies to save the banks, and the wise business decision to make interest from the banks that were save through the bailout. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Fri Oct 5

The worst gaffe a politician can make, it's been said, is not the mistakes he makes on the campaign trail but when he tells the truth. The vice president of the United States, who's a kind of genius at embarrassing himself, did it again the other day when, almost in passing, he mentioned the hallmark of this president's stewardship of the American economy, "the middle class that has been buried these past four years." ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Oct 4

Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates. ... more

Larry Elder - Thu Oct 4

What if President Obama were white? Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said last year, "If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House." ... more

Rich Galen - Wed Oct 3

With most of Official Washington on nitroglycerin tablets awaiting tonight's D*E*B*A*T*E between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Denver, there are other things going on. ... more

Donald Lambro - Wed Oct 3

Mitt Romney will come out with both guns blazing in Wednesday night's debate with Barack Obama. And his target will be the president's four-year failure to lead the U.S. economy back to robust health. ... more

America - Wed Oct 3

William Kristol, Karen Finney, Juleanna Glover, and Rodelle Mollineau share what Obama and Romney should avoid during their first debate. ... more

America - Wed Oct 3

Andrea Saul and Ben LaBolt make each of their candidate's case hours before the first debate. ... more

America - Tue Oct 2

Ann Coulter claims the political polls are skewed to depress Republican voters. ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Oct 1

The first B*I*G* D*E*B*A*T*E takes place in Denver on Wednesday night. ... more

America - Mon Oct 1

Former young Obama supporters explain how they've become disengaged with the president. ... more

America - Fri Sep 28

Romney answered questions about the upcoming debates, the tone of the campaign, and his love of waterskiing. ... more