Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • Michelle Malkin - Democrats Heart Medicare Fraudsters

    Democrats Heart Medicare Fraudsters

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 2/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Hey, remember when President Obama crusaded against Medicare fraud and vowed to crack down aggressively on scammers who've bilked the program out of an estimated $90 billion?
  • Jonah Goldberg - Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

    Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 2/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point. That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.
  • Matt Towery - GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/25/2013 10:02:00 AM EST
    Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP.
  • Steve Deace - Lies & Clever Myths

    Lies & Clever Myths

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/19/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Leading up to the 2012 election several lies and clever myths were postulated by the ruling class know-it-alls and the charlatans who act on their behalf, and you can bet they will continue peddling their wares this year in light of the results.
  • John Hawkins - The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 1/5/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    After defeating Richard Lugar, he should have been able to easily retain the GOP’s Senate seat in a state that Mitt Romney won by 10 points.
  • Suzanne Fields - Facing Backward, Facing Forward

    Facing Backward, Facing Forward

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The pagan god Janus has two faces, and that's a good thing. He can look to the future and reflect on the past, all at the same time. As ancient gods go, Janus is good at transitions. January, named for Janus, is not only a dreary month to get past as quickly as possible, but it's a time for useful reflection and resolve.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - In Politics, It Is the Economy, Stupid

    In Politics, It Is the Economy, Stupid

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 1/3/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    I wonder, as we begin 2013 and look forward to four more years of this insufferable poseur in the White House, where Sandra Fluke might be. Miss Fluke is the lady who made birth control a matter of national security, in particular her own personal supply of pills and God knows what else.
  • Armstrong Williams - 2012 in Review

    2012 in Review

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 1/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Time Magazine has just named President Obama as their Person of the Year. This has been, of course, controversial, and for the usual reasons: much like with the President’s Nobel Peace Prize, one has to wonder what he actually did to deserve it. Surely getting re-elected is important, but beside the point; what matters is what you do in office, and I just don’t see much in the way of achievement by the president this year, in which he spent most of it either campaigning or doing nothing to avoid rocking the boat before the election.
  • Thomas Sowell - Happy New Year?

    Happy New Year?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.
  • Terry Paulson - Earning Conservative Optimism for 2013 and Beyond

    Earning Conservative Optimism for 2013 and Beyond

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 12/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a conservative columnist and author of "The Optimism Advantage," I've been asked to speak on "Keeping Conservative Hope Alive" in light of President Obama's election victory.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney at the Bat

    Romney at the Bat

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 12/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the GOP this year:

    The economy had tanked; hope and change had morphed to fear.

    The strong and swift refused to join the presidential race.

  • 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.
  • Brent Bozell - The Obama Culture Arrives

    The Obama Culture Arrives

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 12/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year 2012 was a depressing time for people who are already pessimistic about the state of our common culture. Conversely, the re-election of Barack Obama, in large measure made possible by the heavy financial support of Hollywood, projects the optimism of the cultural Left. They anticipate increased blue-state voting patterns in favor of gay "marriage," legalized pot, gun regulations, and what next? Legalized prostitution? Euthanasia subsidized by Obamacare?
  • Matt Towery - Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

    Get Rid of the Republican Establishment, Once and for All

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here's a New Year's wish I would love to see come true. However it is defined or however many people are part of it, it is time to send the giant never-ending "GOP Establishment" made up of some professional politicians, some moneyed nouveaux riche who -- by virtue of their contributions and the faux friendships it buys with politicians -- consider themselves political landed gentry and the endless scam artist consultants they support packing.
  • Michael Barone - Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

    Obama's Numbers Went Down, but Romney Never Inspired Voters to Vote

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 12/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004, and one enormous difference.
  • 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."
  • Brent Bozell - The Year of "Our Savior" Obama

    The Year of "Our Savior" Obama

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 12/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office. After his re-election, the actor Jamie Foxx let it all hang out in a tribute at the BET Awards on November 25: "First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!"
  • John Hawkins - 5 Myths Liberals Have Created About Themselves (Part 2)

    5 Myths Liberals Have Created About Themselves (Part 2)

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 12/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Greek mythology, with its tales of Zeus, Apollo and Hera doesn't have a thing on the mythology that liberals have created around themselves. There's Bubba, the President who can feel your pain, BO the leader who has the ability to never be blamed for anything and, of course, the wronged woman Fluke who the gods granted free birth control for the rest of her life for not being allowed to speak to a committee...or something.
  • Jonah Goldberg - The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

    The GOP -- Not a Club For Christians

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.
  • Paul  Kengor - Romney vs. McCain and Obama vs. Bush? Who Wins?

    Romney vs. McCain and Obama vs. Bush? Who Wins?

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 12/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Shortly after the November election, I wrote an article titled, “McCain Beats Romney!” The article focused on initial reports showing that Mitt Romney received fewer votes in 2012 than John McCain received in 2008. Those reports utterly shocked and depressed conservatives.