Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • Emmett Tyrrell - Singing the Blues with Barack Obama

    Singing the Blues with Barack Obama

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    This election is not turning out the way President Barack Obama had expected. Perhaps that is why he has looked so uncomfortable in his three debates with the suddenly debonair Governor Mitt Romney.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Final Debate: Who's Living in the Real World?

    The Final Debate: Who's Living in the Real World?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The last of this year's long slog of presidential debates Monday night was about foreign affairs -- that is, the state of the world and America's place in it. By the end, the essential question raised by the debate should have been clear: Which candidate is living in the real world we've all experienced the past four years? And which in a world of denial and excuse-making?
  • Victor Davis Hanson - What The Debates Taught Us

    What The Debates Taught Us

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    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.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Too Much Bluster, Too Late for Obama

    Too Much Bluster, Too Late for Obama

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Debates are high-pressure, high-risk events, and they often offer low rewards. A candidate's first goal is not to win the debate, but rather not to lose -- to do no harm to the campaign. A simple misstep can change the course of an election.
  • Michael Barone - Affluent Suburbs Swing to Debate-tested Romney

    Affluent Suburbs Swing to Debate-tested Romney

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Back in May, I wrote a column laying out possible scenarios for the 2012 campaign different from the conventional wisdom that it would be a long, hard slog through a fixed list of target states like the race in 2004.
  • Armstrong Williams - The Final Debate

    The Final Debate

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 10/24/2012 10:10:00 AM EST
    During Monday's debate, we went into some foreign territory. The election is going to be about the economy and the size of government, not foreign policy, but the task of a president—and, let’s not forget, a government—is most essentially to protect Americans. It is, at the most basic level, not as a manager or prophet or pop star, but as a commander-in-chief.
  • Ben Shapiro - Why Mitt Romney Will Win

    Why Mitt Romney Will Win

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama was on the ropes in the polls after the first presidential debate. After the second presidential debate, he hit the mat in the polls. And after the third presidential debate, he looks to be down for the count.
  • Susan Stamper Brown -  Time to Lead from the Middle

    Time to Lead from the Middle

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.
  • Donald Lambro - Under Obama's Leadership, the World is More Dangerous

    Under Obama's Leadership, the World is More Dangerous

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The third and final presidential debate Monday raised deeply troubling questions about President Obama's handling of foreign policy in the last four years -- especially on the question of keeping Americans safe in the midst of growing terrorism throughout the world, and resurgent jihadist attacks across the Middle East.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Obama vs. Romney, the Peacenik

    Obama vs. Romney, the Peacenik

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Barack Obama won the final presidential debate because it was on foreign policy, and the president's foreign policy -- unlike his domestic spending -- is popular with the American people.
  • Austin Bay - Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun

    Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun

    Austin Bay
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Monday night's final 2012 presidential election debate included a brief but fierce naval battle. The candidates exchanged close-combat broadsides over the size of the U.S. Navy, then fired provocative salvos in the direction of two complex subjects, the capabilities of modern weapons and the deleterious effects of funding cuts required by sequestration on the defense budget, especially planned ship-building programs.
  • Bill Murchison - America First, and Other Modern Heresies

    America First, and Other Modern Heresies

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 10/23/2012 6:26:00 PM EST
    The paltriness of the Obama presidency comes vividly to mind as the debates wrap up
  • Rachel Marsden - How the Election Could Go Wrong for Romney

    How the Election Could Go Wrong for Romney

    Rachel Marsden
    Posted: 10/23/2012 1:23:00 PM EST
    There's a good chance that American voters will screw up the presidential election. "How could you say such a thing when in a democracy the people are, by definition, correct?" you ask.
  • Rich Galen - The Third and FINAL Debate: Romney Won

    The Third and FINAL Debate: Romney Won

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/23/2012 10:00:00 AM EST
    The foreign policy debate was not given much chance of being a game changer. No one really thought that a talk about the future of US-Myanmar relations was going to move the needle very much.
  • Michael Medved - The Choice: Worthy or Worthless?

    The Choice: Worthy or Worthless?

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 10/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Perhaps the most significant if unspoken argument for voters to settle on November sixth involves the bitter dispute over which candidate has lived the more virtuous, worthwhile, constructive life: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
  • John Hawkins - 5 Reasons Independents Should Choose Mitt Romney Over Barack Obama

    5 Reasons Independents Should Choose Mitt Romney Over Barack Obama

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There are twelve days left until the election and the few people who haven't made up their minds yet are independent voters.
  • Pat Buchanan - Negotiations -- or War With Iran?

    Negotiations -- or War With Iran?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 10/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Smashing the enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow, writes Rothkopf, would mean "setting the Iranian nuclear program back many years, and doing so without civilian casualties."
  • Lisa De Pasquale - De Pasquale’s Dozen with Former U.S. Spokesman to the U.N. Richard Grenell

    De Pasquale’s Dozen with Former U.S. Spokesman to the U.N. Richard Grenell

    Lisa De Pasquale
    Posted: 10/22/2012 10:55:00 AM EST
    This week the final Presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. Conservatives have many great leaders on this front, including Richard Grenell. I was fortunate to meet him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this year. Having followed his career and TV appearances, I jumped at the opportunity to interview him.
  • Rich Galen - Foreign Policy

    Foreign Policy

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/22/2012 10:00:00 AM EST
    Tonight's debate will center on foreign policy. The problem with foreign policy is that as President you just need so many of them. It's a big world. There are 193 members of the United Nations and 192 of them are not named The United States of America.
  • Terry Paulson - Ten Common Sense Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan

    Ten Common Sense Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 10/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After seeing the first two debates and awaiting the final one tonight, never has the choice for the American voter been clearer--the contrast is highlighted in bold colors. The future of America is in your hands.