Marco Rubio Columns on Townhall

  • Jeff Jacoby - Those Endless, Onerous Presidential Campaigns

    Those Endless, Onerous Presidential Campaigns

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 12/26/2012 12:33:00 PM EST
    Whatever else the New Year brings, at least it won't be a presidential election or any of the primaries, caucuses, or conventions leading up to it. Which is more than OK with me. American presidential campaigns have grown excruciatingly overlong, and I look forward to a respite from the obsessive political coverage, the ginned-up gaffes and controversies, the rush to dissect each twitch in public opinion, the avalanche of dishonest advertising and disingenuous "fact-checking."
  • Steve Deace - Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless.
  • Ralph Benko - Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 12/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/5/2012 9:20:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.
  • Paul  Kengor - Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

    Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 11/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, “How old do you think the Earth is?”
  • Dennis Prager - Cuban-American Vote Explains Everything

    Cuban-American Vote Explains Everything

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 11/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you want to understand why President Obama was re-elected despite a largely unsuccessful presidency and almost unprecedentedly high and continuous unemployment, just look at the Cuban-American vote.
  • Cal  Thomas - Marco Rubio: A Hispanic Reagan?

    Marco Rubio: A Hispanic Reagan?

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Conservatives have been dreaming that a political reincarnation of Ronald Reagan would lead them to an electoral promised land. I never put my faith in such a possibility, because the past is a dangerous place in which to live. Reagan never lived in the past, though he learned from it.
  • Ralph Benko - The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge.
  • Christina Villegas - Social Welfare State, not Limited Government, Failed Agenda of Past

    Social Welfare State, not Limited Government, Failed Agenda of Past

    Christina Villegas
    Posted: 9/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama recently dismissed Republican praise for economic freedom, limited government, and fiscal responsibility as “an agenda that was better-suited for the last century.”
  • Michael Barone - Inspiring but Not Slick, Romney Showed Right Stuff

    Inspiring but Not Slick, Romney Showed Right Stuff

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 9/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 40th Republican National Convention is now history, and political strategists and pundits are poring over the poll numbers to see whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are getting a post-convention bounce in what have been very closely divided polls.
  • Rich Galen - Romney Met the Test

    Romney Met the Test

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In case you were wondering, Fox News Channel won the ratings war for the 10-11 pm slot Wednesday night when Condoleezza Rice, Susana Martinez and Paul Ryan delivered their speeches.
  • Armstrong Williams - We Are Still Building This!

    We Are Still Building This!

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 8/28/2012 11:23:00 AM EST
    The theme for this year's Republican National Convention in Tampa is We Did Build That! It's an interesting choice of a theme. There are a lot of options this year: Governor Romney is running against a president who simply hasn't got anything right. Even the death of Osama Bin Laden, it turns out, is something that he bungled, since we saw him "spike the football" about it when his poll numbers started looking scary (incidentally, they haven't got any better since then).
  • Cal  Thomas - Romney's Opportunity

    Romney's Opportunity

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles."
  • Bob Barr - The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 8/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Will the upcoming national conventions be snoozers, or will they actually offer some degree of excitement?
  • Cliff May - Arming Ourselves Against Barbarians

    Arming Ourselves Against Barbarians

    Cliff May
    Posted: 7/19/2012 2:17:00 PM EST
    Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, I expected there would soon be consensus across ideological, national, and other lines that terrorism is wrong — that no political goal or grievance justifies intentionally murdering innocent men, women, and children. I was wrong.
  • Townhall.com Staff - Marco Rubio’s Must-Read Autobiography

    Marco Rubio’s Must-Read Autobiography

    Townhall.com Staff
    Posted: 7/3/2012 12:00:00 PM EST
    Marco Rubio: An American Son is a must-read look at the experiences that shaped one of America’s most promising young leaders.
  • Larry Kudlow - One-on-One with Marco Rubio

    One-on-One with Marco Rubio

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 7/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rubio, who is being considered a vice presidential running mate by presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, also spoke about the debt crisis, health care and Arizona’s controversial immigration law, on which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
  • Michael Reagan - Rubio's Time Will Come

    Rubio's Time Will Come

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 6/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The conservative crowd's clamor for Rubio is beginning to worry me. It could backfire. For one thing, it's setting up Romney for a disaster.
  • Wayne Allyn Root - How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week

    Wayne Allyn Root
    Posted: 6/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Presidential politics is a chess game, then it’s time to checkmate Obama. And the perfect place to do that is in Orlando at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.


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