Debates on Townhall

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Oct 26

In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy. ... more

John Hawkins - Fri Oct 26

20) I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. -- Mitt Romney ... more

George Friedman - Fri Oct 26

We like to think that our politics have never been less civil than they are today. Given that Andrew Jackson's wife was accused of being a prostitute, Grover Cleveland was said to have illegitimate children and Lyndon Johnson faced the chant "Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?" I will assert that the Obama-Romney campaign doesn't even register on the vilification scale. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Fri Oct 26

When the president proposed new taxes on gas and oil that would ultimately be borne by consumers and cost job losses, Romney correctly took him to task for wasting tens of billions of taxpayer dollars on expensive and unreliable energy sources, whose failed corporate leaders were Obama campaign donors. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Oct 25

The president of the United States in the last debate chose to go on the attack against his challenger, Mitt Romney -- and once again largely failed to convince the American people that he was the more presidential alternative. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Oct 23

How many of you have awaken the morning after both presidential debates and could actually articulate how President Obama would solve our problems? ... more

Fritz Pfister - Sat Oct 20

There is no recovery in housing any more than QE3 is creating jobs. It will take the thinning of the money supply to restore the value of the dollar, and it will take the thinning of the housing inventory to restore home values. ... more

Bob Barr - Wed Oct 17

"Three down and one to go. That's the scorecard for the American electorate evaluating the Republican and Democratic nominees for president and vice president, based on their performances in the total of four nationally televised debates. ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Oct 16

Let's cut Smilin' Joe Biden a little slack, which is no heavy lifting for his fan base in the media. Common civility? The vice president showed none whatsoever toward Paul Ryan. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Oct 16

In the vice presidential debate, the two candidates, both Roman Catholics, were asked about their religious beliefs, how they impact the candidates' political positions and specifically about abortion. ... more

John Hawkins - Tue Oct 16

25) Debate preparation, obviously. ... more

Doug Giles - Sun Oct 14

“When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.” —Proverbs 29:9 ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Oct 14

It’s like we’re in a time warp back to the 1970’s. Not the muscle cars and wild times of Studio 54, just the bad parts – turmoil in the Middle East, high unemployment, food and gas prices through the roof and an occupant of the White House with no clue how to deal with any of it. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Oct 14

It’s like we’re in a time warp back to the 1970’s. Not the muscle cars and wild times of Studio 54, just the bad parts – turmoil in the Middle East, high unemployment, food and gas prices through the roof and an occupant of the White House with no clue how to deal with any of it. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Sat Oct 13

"Tonight the part of Wile E. Coyote will be played by Vice President Joe Biden." Thursday night's debate between Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan went according to the super-secret plan of Karl Rove to not only defeat but deeply embarrass the Democratic Party. ... more

America - Sat Oct 13

Perhaps a more enjoyable version of the VP debate courtesy of the Gregory Brothers. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Wed Oct 10

Gallup is reporting that Mitt Romney has received a five-point bounce from his trouncing of the President in last week’s debate, with the race tied at 47-47. The race is a dead heat, and, just like the MLB playoffs happening in Washington for the first time in decades, every single play now counts. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Oct 10

In his feeble, distracted debate performance against Mitt Romney, President Obama all but ignored the major Democratic lines of attack against the Republican nominee, forcing Joe Biden to consider an effort to renew those forgotten narratives when the vice-presidential candidates face one another Thursday night. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Oct 10

President Obama tanked in the last debate. Good. But then Romney responded to Obama by essentially saying: I want big government, too! ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Oct 8

Hit the gym; grab dinner with friends; build a bonfire. These are three evening activities I prefer to watching presidential debates—and I am a political commentator. Few young people watch presidential debates and I understand why. ... more

Matt Barber - Mon Oct 8

The emperor wears no clothes. The bloom is off the rose. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Pardon the barrage of stale metaphors, but it’s difficult to put into words the utter pasting Mitt Romney put on Barack Obama last week. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Oct 8

Wednesday night's presidential debate in which Mitt Romney shellacked Barack Obama attracted the biggest audience since the debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan seven days before the 1980 election. ... more