Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • Matthew Bowman - “The Twilight Zone” and Romney in 1961

    “The Twilight Zone” and Romney in 1961

    Matthew Bowman
    Posted: 11/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    My wife and I recently started browsing through classic Twilight Zone episodes. Seems like a reasonable thing for religious conservatives to do in the Obama administration’s America. But I wasn’t prepared for just how relevant it would be.
  • Steve Deace - A Fork in the Road, Part II

    A Fork in the Road, Part II

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The writer of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament gives a very difficult but encouraging truth: “The LORD chastens those whom He loves.” No one wants to be chastened. It is not fun to be disciplined. Yet when God allows such accountability and suffering to take place, this truth teaches us it is because He loves us enough to correct us when we are wrong, lest we continue doing what can ruin us and those whom we love.
  • Mona Charen - Best Foot Forward?

    Best Foot Forward?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Our large cruise ship sailed within view of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a gathering of conservatives sponsored by National Review magazine considered the wreckage of the 2012 election. Most of the writers and commentators on board agreed with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the last thing conservatives need to do now is to form a "circular firing squad." But lessons must be learned.
  • Celia Bigelow - The Ugly Youth -- I mean Truth -- About the Romney Campaign

    The Ugly Youth -- I mean Truth -- About the Romney Campaign

    Celia Bigelow
    Posted: 11/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is it just me, or does a candidate actually have to reach out to constituents in order to win elections?
  • Maggie Gallagher - It's the Middle Class, Stupid

    It's the Middle Class, Stupid

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 11/15/2012 9:30:00 AM EST
    And so it begins, like clockwork.
  • Steve Chapman - Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

    Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 11/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 2000, conservatives were obligated to explain why they supported preservation of the Electoral College even though it produced a victory for their candidate, George W. Bush. In coming elections, their devotion may face a sterner test: Will they favor it if Democrats win the White House even when Republicans carry the popular vote?
  • Thomas Sowell - The Need to Explain

    The Need to Explain

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 11/14/2012 3:13:00 PM EST
    The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.
  • Celia Bigelow - Romney Lost OH, PA, and VA Because of the Youth Vote

    Romney Lost OH, PA, and VA Because of the Youth Vote

    Celia Bigelow
    Posted: 11/14/2012 11:29:00 AM EST
    It’s been more than a week since the election, and everyone is still Monday-morning-quarterbacking Governor Romney’s campaign. It’s annoying. Romney ran an honest and positive campaign, and we wish him the best.
  • Michael Medved - The Dirty Little Secret of 2012

    The Dirty Little Secret of 2012

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    To paraphrase the traditional Passover formulation honored in Jewish homes: why was this election different from all other elections? What makes 2012 stand out in recent political history, either as a temporary anomaly or a significant, long-term shift in the electorate?
  • Kurt  Schlichter - The Conservative Insurgency

    The Conservative Insurgency

    Kurt Schlichter
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army insurgents rose up against the American and South Vietnamese forces in the Tet Offensive. They were wiped out, yet seven years later they were in control of the country. There are lessons there for us conservatives.
  • Ken Connor - Romney in Retrospect

    Romney in Retrospect

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Well, it's finally over. After 18 months of intense political conflict, the American people chose to give President Obama another four years at the helm. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking happening within the ranks of the GOP.
  • Thomas Sowell -  Is Demography Destiny?

    Is Demography Destiny?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?
  • Paul  Kengor -  Executive Privilege: The 2012 Election and the Power of Incumbency

    Executive Privilege: The 2012 Election and the Power of Incumbency

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 11/13/2012 9:42:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney lost the presidential race by only two percentage points. If the election had been held just a week earlier, when he was up in the polls, things might have been different. Nonetheless, Mitt Romney lost, and now a bitter debate has ensued over the future of the Republican Party, with liberal Democrats happily plunging into the debate.
  • Mona Charen - It's Hard to Be a Republican

    It's Hard to Be a Republican

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time.
  • Bill Murchison - A Flip-Flops President

    A Flip-Flops President

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 11/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation's freedoms.
  • Cal  Thomas - Changing America

    Changing America

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A look at the electoral map indicates the Republican Party won in square miles. Unfortunately for them, electoral votes, not landmass, won President Obama a second term. Analysis from the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that total spending on federal elections would peak at nearly $6 billion, an all-time record. This spending included ads that carpet bombed swing states; yet we are still an almost equally divided nation. But America is rapidly changing.
  • Thomas Sowell - Nice Losers

    Nice Losers

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 11/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

    Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 11/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened?
  • Katie Kieffer - How Republicans Can Find Themselves

    How Republicans Can Find Themselves

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 11/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate.
  • Derek Hunter - (Going) Forward

    (Going) Forward

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 11/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’m not much of a whiner, nor am I someone who makes predictions. I’d hoped for a Romney victory, though more for an Obama defeat.