GOP primary Columns on Townhall

  • Hugh Hewitt - The GOP Enveloped By Campaign Calendar Sanity

    The GOP Enveloped By Campaign Calendar Sanity

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/25/2014 9:55:00 AM EST
  • Hugh Hewitt - Good Riddance To The BCS And Now Change The GOP Nominating Process

    Good Riddance To The BCS And Now Change The GOP Nominating Process

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/7/2014 9:23:00 AM EST
  • Mona Charen - Can We Avoid Another 2012?

    Can We Avoid Another 2012?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 7/30/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
  • Ann Coulter - The Republicans' Primary Problem

    The Republicans' Primary Problem

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 2/6/2013 5:20:00 PM EST
    Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.
  • Byron York - GOP Aims to Ease Bloodshed in 2016 Primary Debates

    GOP Aims to Ease Bloodshed in 2016 Primary Debates

    Byron York
    Posted: 2/5/2013 11:07:00 AM EST
    "While we were playing footsie debating each other 22 times, they were spending $100 million on technology," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said last week, referring to his party's rigorous debate schedule in the 2012 GOP presidential primary season.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney at the Bat

    Romney at the Bat

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
    With humble apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer, who wrote "Casey at the Bat," which was published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1888.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - The GOP: A Party in Flux

    The GOP: A Party in Flux

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 4/17/2012 1:56:00 PM EST
    With Rick Santorum having dropped out of the race, Mitt Romney is apparently the Republican nominee for POTUS, barring a “black swan” event swooping down out of nowhere.
  • Ann Coulter - Fighting the Last War

    Fighting the Last War

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 4/11/2012 6:46:00 PM EST
    Why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.
  • Paul Greenberg - Mitt Romney's Big Lead -- And Big Problem

    Mitt Romney's Big Lead -- And Big Problem

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/27/2012 3:49:00 PM EST
    That would have been a big story out of Illinois last week if only Mitt Romney had lost as big as he won.
  • Doug Giles - Stick a Fork in Santorum... He's Done

    Stick a Fork in Santorum... He's Done

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 3/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I think the fog of the campaign war is getting to Santorum because he said last Thursday in San Antone that there is “little difference” between Romney and Obama, and we might as well stick with Barack.
  • Tony Katz - Is Romney Unstoppable?

    Is Romney Unstoppable?

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 3/22/2012 1:47:00 PM EST
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney won big in the Illinois primary, taking 47% of the vote and picking up 38 delegates, giving him 554 total. After winning the majority of states on Super Tuesday, and amassing more delegates than the rest of the candidates combined, one must wonder if Romney will be the GOP nominee?
  • Michael Reagan - Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 3/21/2012 3:17:00 PM EST
    Gong, Gong, Gong! I don't know about you, but watching the Republican primary season is making me feel like a judge on the "The Gong Show."
  • Byron York - Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Byron York
    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:00:00 PM EST
    On March 14, the Romney campaign's political director, Rich Beeson, sent out a message touting Mitt Romney's recent delegate pickups.
  • Rachel Alexander - Should the GOP Hope For a Brokered Convention?

    Should the GOP Hope For a Brokered Convention?

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 3/20/2012 11:59:00 AM EST
    As the Republican presidential primary drags on, 27 debates later, with no candidate yet obtaining 50% of the delegates, speculation is increasing that the nominee may end up being selected in a brokered convention.
  • Paul Greenberg - Last Man Standing: This Week it's Rick Santorum

    Last Man Standing: This Week it's Rick Santorum

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/16/2012 12:39:00 PM EST
    Another week, another GOP presidential primary to note before moving on to the next inconclusive one. And so it goes on the long trail a-winding to exhaustion or Tampa or both.
  • Paul Greenberg - It Was Super, Kind Of

    It Was Super, Kind Of

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/8/2012 1:19:00 PM EST
    After his last comeback of so many (now he's down, now he's up, now he's both) Mitt Romney's campaign proved it was alive by eking out a win in the Michigan primary.
  • Rich Galen - It Didn't Feel Like It, But Romney Won

    It Didn't Feel Like It, But Romney Won

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 3/7/2012 11:03:00 AM EST
    At 10:08 PM Rick Santorum was hanging on to a two percentage point lead in Ohio, but it was a very good night for Santorum no matter what happens as the rest of Ohio's votes are counted.
  • Salena Zito - Ohio; Portrait of America

    Ohio; Portrait of America

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 3/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    STEUBENVILLE – This Ohio River town once was an outpost of the Wild West, guarding surveyors who mapped the land beyond.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - After Mardi Gras: a Time for Reflection, Reconnection and Humility

    After Mardi Gras: a Time for Reflection, Reconnection and Humility

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 2/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Lent began this week on Feb. 22. It ends April 8 with the celebration of Easter. In the Christian tradition, the Lenten period is a time of fasting and prayer, preparation and reflection in anticipation of Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Rich Galen - When Will They Make An End?

    When Will They Make An End?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/10/2012 5:05:00 PM EST
    In the 1965 film "The Agony and the Ecstasy" Michelangelo (played by Charlton Heston) is taking his sweet time painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Pope Julius II (played by Rex Harrison) loses his patience and asks, "When will you make an end?"