Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • Jacob Sullum - Romney's Middle-class Problem

    Romney's Middle-class Problem

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    During last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney repeatedly promised to "lower taxes on middle-income families" without reducing "the share paid by high-income individuals." But this combination will prove difficult, if not impossible, for the Republican candidate to deliver given the other elements of his tax reform plan -- especially his illogical definition of "middle-income families."
  • Rachel Marsden - Presidential Showdown Highlights America's Critical-thought Problem

    Presidential Showdown Highlights America's Critical-thought Problem

    Rachel Marsden
    Posted: 10/9/2012 12:20:00 PM EST
    PARIS -- America has collective attention deficit disorder, and in one way it's a bigger threat than terrorism, cybersecurity dangers and the never-ending Middle East drama: Those other problems at least have the potential to be solved.
  • John Hawkins - 10 Dates to Remember from Barack Obama's Amazing First Term

    10 Dates to Remember from Barack Obama's Amazing First Term

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As future generations of Americans look back at the Obama years, perhaps as they search for some sort of explanation for why so many of them are living in huts and paying a 70% income tax rate when the country used to be so rich.
  • Dennis Prager - It's Important To Understand Why Romney Won

    It's Important To Understand Why Romney Won

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 10/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Understanding why Mitt Romney so decisively won the first presidential debate is as important as the fact that he did.
  • Byron York - Romney Should Expose IRS as Enforcer for Obamacare

    Romney Should Expose IRS as Enforcer for Obamacare

    Byron York
    Posted: 10/8/2012 4:25:00 PM EST
    As Mitt Romney campaigns on the promise to repeal Obamacare, some Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to learn more about what the national health care law will actually do when it is fully implemented in 2014. Romney would do well to take a look at what they've discovered.
  • Brian Birdnow - Pocketbook vs. Personally Popular: Decision 2012

    Pocketbook vs. Personally Popular: Decision 2012

    Brian Birdnow
    Posted: 10/8/2012 10:47:00 AM EST
    The Romney campaign scored a sorely needed victory and a jolt of energy last Wednesday night, and many election watchers, including many Townhall readers earnestly hope that this will have some staying power.
  • Terry Paulson - Had Enough of Broken Promises?

    Had Enough of Broken Promises?

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After watching the first debate, I refuse to believe that American voters will choose an encore for Obama's version of "hope and change."
  • Matt Barber - Supreme Court Shocks Life into Obamacare Challenge

    Supreme Court Shocks Life into Obamacare Challenge

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    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.
  • Star Parker - Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    Star Parker
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth.
  • Mike Adams - How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party.
  • Crystal Wright - Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace.
  • Dan Holler - The Coin Flip Congress

    The Coin Flip Congress

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Bowles-Simpson came back into style last week. Not only did the plan receive eight mentions during the first presidential debate; it was also the subject of a widely circulated and discussed New York Times story.
  • Michael Barone - Romney's Debate Win Opens Cracks in Obama Firewall

    Romney's Debate Win Opens Cracks in Obama Firewall

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 10/8/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
    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.
  • Doug Giles - This Was Going to Be an Awesome Column about the Debate (But the Altitude Kicked My Butt)

    This Was Going to Be an Awesome Column about the Debate (But the Altitude Kicked My Butt)

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 10/7/2012 10:41:00 AM EST
    Last week I sent Mitt a note encouraging him not to morph into a McCain-like wuss during the debate. I
  • Austin Hill - Could This Be Like Nixon In 1972?

    Could This Be Like Nixon In 1972?

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 10/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Richard Nixon won a second term in the White House, by being the avenger of left-wing cultural chaos.
  • Steve Chapman - The Multitudinous Mitt

    The Multitudinous Mitt

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 10/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney said he will "stop the subsidy" to public broadcasting. That's good to know, because Mitt Romney's campaign website says he will merely "reduce subsidies for ... the Corporation for Public Broadcasting." Kill Big Bird or just pluck some of his feathers?
  • Hugh Hewitt - A Historic Debate Failure

    A Historic Debate Failure

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 10/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    By the time of Thursday night's debate between Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan, the polls will reflect the early consequences of President Obama's disastrous debate performance from Wednesday night.
  • Steve Deace - Mitt Romney: Born Again

    Mitt Romney: Born Again

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    He tried ignoring his base in the primary when it was rallying behind marriage in North Carolina and rallying behind Chick-fil-a when it was under attack, and that didn’t work. Then he tried just scaring people into voting against Obama, and that didn’t work.
  • Jack Kerwick - The Denver Debate: A Second Look

    The Denver Debate: A Second Look

    Jack Kerwick
    Posted: 10/5/2012 2:00:00 PM EST
    The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney won it handily.No one challenges this verdict. Even President Obama’s most ardent supporters concede it by way of the truly laughable excuses to which they’ve resorted in accounting for the decisive drubbing that their candidate received.
  • Paul Greenberg - A Fork in the Road to Election Day, or: The Choice Just Got Clearer

    A Fork in the Road to Election Day, or: The Choice Just Got Clearer

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 10/5/2012 12:01:00 PM EST
    For as long as there have been presidential debates on television -- that is, since 1960 -- they have featured gotcha lines. Some years the debates have consisted of little more.