Chris Christie Columns on Townhall

  • Hugh Hewitt - Romney v. Santorum: 1976 All Over Again

    Romney v. Santorum: 1976 All Over Again

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/5/2012 11:06:00 AM EST
    Either Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee by early February, or we have a replay of the 1976 GOP primaries on our hands.
  • Matt Mackowiak - The Political Winners of 2011

    The Political Winners of 2011

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The intensity of the news cycle has produced more news coverage but less analysis of trends. Fortunately, the end of the calendar year provides both a calm period of time and the necessary reflective mood to enable one to take stock of what occurred over the past year.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - The Castor-Oil Candidate

    The Castor-Oil Candidate

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking grandma's castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to.
  • Jack Bouroudjian - Jon Corzine's US Grant Moment

    Jon Corzine's US Grant Moment

    Jack Bouroudjian
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Thank goodness he didn't have ambitions for higher office. The last time we had such ham-handedness in financial matters, Grant was treating Grant & Ward like he treated the rebels at Antietam.
  • Janet M. LaRue - Gov. Christie's Bully Pulpit

    Gov. Christie's Bully Pulpit

    Janet M. LaRue
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who can say “gay” isn’t okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie’s actions, teachers can't.
  • Bruce Bialosky - The Real Bully is Big Government

    The Real Bully is Big Government

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week’s column described a major victory for individual freedom – the Supreme Court ruling that parents are responsible for supervising their children and protecting them from hideous computer games.
  • Daniel Doherty - A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 10/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”
  • Karen Lugo - Chris Christie: Incoherent on Islamism

    Chris Christie: Incoherent on Islamism

    Karen Lugo
    Posted: 10/17/2011 2:45:00 PM EST
    The bold, bombastic style that has earned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie much acclaim in the political bullpen excited conservatives when he used it to battle the unions and biased media agents. Now that Christie’s wrath is being vented on American citizens with legitimate concerns about political Islam and sharia law, however, there are questions about the principles driving the political star’s moral indignation.
  • Rich Galen - Perry, Paul & Romney

    Perry, Paul & Romney

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/10/2011 1:14:00 PM EST
    I was in Las Vegas Friday night as the guest of the conservative Citizen Outreach organization. We got to talking about the importance which may be visited upon the Nevada caucuses this year which, on the GOP side of the ledger has never been that big a deal.
  • Mark Baisley - You've Been Drafted: Welcome to the NFL; The National Fight for Liberty

    You've Been Drafted: Welcome to the NFL; The National Fight for Liberty

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 10/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With Sarah Palin and Chris Christie announcing that they really, really, really will not be running for President in 2012, we can settle into focused consideration of the nine Republican candidates who are still in the game.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama's Populist Shift

    Obama's Populist Shift

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This tax attack is the latest assault from a White House that is making a sharp populist shift to the left. It coincides with a president who trashed the Bank of America for raising debit-card fees in response to a Dodd-Frank price-control edict, and who suggests that banks do not have an inherent right to profit. It’s in league with a president who is throwing in with the Wall Street protesters.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama’s Populist Shift

    Obama’s Populist Shift

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    His anti-capitalist nostrums are demoralizing to the economy.
  • Mona Charen - What's Wrong With Romney?

    What's Wrong With Romney?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 10/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today -- the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn't surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school!
  • Cal  Thomas - Christie's Right Decision

    Christie's Right Decision

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie probably had more suitors than Portia in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and yet in the end he made the right decision not to run for president. It was the correct decision on several levels.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    It's Going to Be a Wild Ride

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I'm a little bit disappointed that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is not running for the Republican nomination for president. He was sure to inject another round of excitement into the campaign.
  • Ann Coulter - This Is What A Mob Looks Like

    This Is What A Mob Looks Like

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/5/2011 6:10:00 PM EST
    I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.
  • Rich Galen - No Christie, No iPhone5… Woe to Me

    No Christie, No iPhone5… Woe to Me

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/5/2011 1:35:00 PM EST
    As I predicted back in 1957, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced at a press conference yesterday that he would not be a Republican candidate for President in 2012.
  • Ken Connor - Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

    Looking for Salvation in All the Wrong Places

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 10/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The need to worship is hardwired into the human psyche. Yet, as unfashionable as it's become in the last century to worship the God of Creation, the same cannot be said of the worship of political heroes.
  • Larry Kudlow - Still Front End of Recession

    Still Front End of Recession

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Taxing millionaires and billionaires -- especially the Warren Buffet plan to raise the minimum tax rate on capital gains -- demonizes success and makes war on capital formation. Gov. Chris Christie calls this a demoralizing message.
  • Paul  Kengor - God's Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

    God's Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 9/30/2011 1:07:00 PM EST
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.