Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pat Buchanan - A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

    A Republican Retreat -- or Rout?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
    Given the expectations raised by the Republican punditocracy -- that Mitt was headed for a big victory -- the jolt of defeat hit especially hard.
  • Ken Blackwell - Election 2012: Echoes of Truman’s 1948 Campaign

    Election 2012: Echoes of Truman’s 1948 Campaign

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 12/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Many of our friends continue to register shock at the election returns of last month. How can it be?, they ask. It’s not so hard to figure out, we reply. The first Romney bumper sticker that appeared last year bore a startling resemblance to another famous corporate logo. What were they thinking? The first bumper sticker for the President’s re-election said simply: “ObamaCares.” Brilliant. We are not saying that President Obama does actually care about “people like me.” But voters polled on that question chose Mr. Obama over Mitt Romney by a whopping 81-18 margin. That’s fatal in politics.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman -  If No One Goes With You, You Cannot Win

    If No One Goes With You, You Cannot Win

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 11/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a broader context of groups and leaders, Ericka Anderson, author of the new book "Leading So People Will Follow," describes great business leaders we are drawn to follow.
  • Armstrong Williams - The Young and Gullible Reality Check After an Election

    The Young and Gullible Reality Check After an Election

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 11/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    So many people graduate college with big dreams and aspirations about entering politics, but most of the time they leave it years after, distraught, disillusioned, and without much money to their name. This happens all the time in Washington DC but no one talks about it. Most people need a glimpse into the carnage after an election, where people on both sides lose their jobs and become anxious about the future.
  • Michael Brown - Some Revealing Responses to My Open Letter to Black Evangelicals

    Some Revealing Responses to My Open Letter to Black Evangelicals

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 11/26/2012 9:20:00 AM EST
    My open letter to my black Christian friends, written out of respect and solidarity, generated an extremely high number of email responses. They ranged from commendation to condemnation, with one email informing me that neither “you nor I are going to alter prophecy, these things are foretold, we have to pray now GOD will get us out of here before masses get destroyed!”
  • Donald Lambro - The GOP's Must Do List Before The 2016 Election

    The GOP's Must Do List Before The 2016 Election

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 11/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Although Barack Obama won a second term and Democrats gained some seats in Congress, the Republicans remain a considerable force to be reckoned with in the 2013-14 election cycle and beyond. Lost in the news media's ecstasy over Obama's victory in the midst of a terribly weak, job-starved economy is the political reality behind his narrow popular vote margin, the GOP's still muscular House majority and its rising strength among the nation's governorships.
  • Ann Coulter - Romney Was Not the Problem

    Romney Was Not the Problem

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 11/22/2012 8:23:00 PM EST
    Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole.
  • Matt Towery - Republicans Must Reshuffle Nomination Deck for Future Presidential Hope

    Republicans Must Reshuffle Nomination Deck for Future Presidential Hope

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 11/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After several weeks of endless postmortems of the 2012 presidential contest, Republicans seem to be trending in most articles as being in disarray and with little hope of regaining the White House for years to come, if ever in our lifetime.
  • Brent Bozell - The Message Romney Missed

    The Message Romney Missed

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 11/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him.
  • Ben Shapiro - The Death of American Religion

    The Death of American Religion

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 11/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day.
  • Phyllis Schlafly - Political Parties Need Rebranding

    Political Parties Need Rebranding

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 11/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Dozens of explanations have been offered by people who think they are savvy about politics to explain why Mitt Romney lost and Barack Obama was reelected despite his many unlawful actions and the high unemployment figures. I toss into the mix my view that the two major political parties need rebranding.
  • Pat Buchanan - Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts"

    Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts"

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 11/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "What the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked."
  • David Limbaugh - The GOP: A Most Unpopular Majority Party

    The GOP: A Most Unpopular Majority Party

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 11/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Isn't it tragically ironic that the man who rode the perfect storm into public office on the horse of national unity has now perfected the politics of division so spectacularly that he won re-election despite the worst record in decades?