GOP primary Columns on Townhall

  • 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?"
  • Michael Reagan - A Little More Heat

    A Little More Heat

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 2/8/2012 5:51:00 PM EST
    It seems to me that what is missing in the top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination is passion.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 2/6/2012 1:02:00 PM EST
    "46 STATES TO GO."
  • Matt Towery - GOP Race for Presidential Nomination May Be Decided in Jacksonville

    GOP Race for Presidential Nomination May Be Decided in Jacksonville

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Never before have debates in the primary/caucus season ever meant so much to the final outcome of the vote than this year.
  • Ann Coulter - Re-Elect Obama: Vote Newt!

    Re-Elect Obama: Vote Newt!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:54:00 PM EST
    To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning.
  • Salena Zito - 'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The four Republicans remain in competition for the party's presidential nod after South Carolina's primary election. Saturday night's stunning results sent the four farther south today in advance of the Sunshine State's Jan. 31 primary.
  • Doug Giles - A Naughty Newt, A Bitter Ex and Misplaced Rage

    A Naughty Newt, A Bitter Ex and Misplaced Rage

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 1/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a Christian, I will neither defend nor excuse Newt’s past adultery. That said, after watching his ex-wife Marianne go off on him on ABC, as a man, I now get why he supposedly wanted an “open marriage.”
  • Rebecca Hagelin - Culture Challenge of the Week: The Tipping Point

    Culture Challenge of the Week: The Tipping Point

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 1/19/2012 2:49:00 PM EST
    The past few weeks President Obama requested a trillion dollar increase to the debt limit, appointed another liberal to head the Domestic Policy Council, rejected the Keystone Oil Pipeline and rallied nearly 200 big-time Hollywood supporters to campaign for him. It’s business as usual--just another month in his relentless campaign to destroy American values and prosperity.
  • Pat Buchanan - The True Believer

    The True Believer

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last May, Ron Paul filed his financial disclosure form, and The Wall Street Journal enlisted financial analyst William Bernstein to scrutinize his investments.
  • Linda Chavez - Don't Abandon Capitalism

    Don't Abandon Capitalism

    Linda Chavez
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's bad enough when Democrats start playing class warfare, but when Republican presidential contenders begin using phrases like "vulture capitalism," it's time to be really worried.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Rick Perry's Long March

    Rick Perry's Long March

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/12/2012 8:44:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry is giving up and isn't going home, and some folks in South Carolina have noticed.
  • Suzanne Fields - Racing for the Triple Crown

    Racing for the Triple Crown

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What a country. Between the tears and triumphs, the angry accusations and the grudging admiration, the repetitive epithets and the evocative patriotism, the race in Iowa ends in a photo finish.
  • 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.
  • Rich Galen - Annnd... They're Off!

    Annnd... They're Off!

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/4/2012 9:39:00 AM EST
    At long last, real voters cast real votes on behalf of real candidates. One down, 49 to go and that doesn't include American Somoa, Guam, the District of Columbia and other U.S. holdings.
  • Kevin Glass - The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    Kevin Glass
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you call yourself a conservative but consider yourself to be centrist-curious? Looking for a little help on how your heresies from true conservatism fit in with the crop of mediocre GOP candidates? Well, fear no longer!
  • Byron York - Voters Like Newt, But Wait to See if He's Real

    Voters Like Newt, But Wait to See if He's Real

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Cathy Gibbons is a one-woman focus group for Republican attitudes toward Newt Gingrich. Back in the '90s, Gibbons grew tired of Gingrich when he was speaker of the House. But this year, after watching Gingrich at Republican presidential debates, she sees him as a different man -- and the best candidate in the field.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - Too Big to Assimilate

    Too Big to Assimilate

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the most recent GOP Presidential debate on foreign policy, immigration policy created the biggest hubbub. The Republican candidates, now in their 11th debate, failed to properly clarify and scrutinize America’s immigration dilemma.
  • Steve Deace - Preparing for Primaries

    Preparing for Primaries

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.