Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

    An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 11/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I have awakened on November 7 to learn that your bid for the presidency was unsuccessful.
  • Ben Shapiro - Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

    Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 11/9/2012 11:44:00 AM EST
    In the aftermath of the reelection of the worst president since James Buchanan, the question must be asked. Clearly, the Republican Party is on the downswing. But why?
  • Tim Phillips - Never Despair

    Never Despair

    Tim Phillips
    Posted: 11/9/2012 10:42:00 AM EST
    Tuesday night was truly a bitter, disappointing result. There is no way around it.
  • Rich Galen - A Third Party

    A Third Party

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/9/2012 10:25:00 AM EST
    During the Q & A section of my speech to the Chamber group here last night, someone asked what I thought about the concept of a third party to counter the influence of the right wing of the Republican Party.
  • Mark Davis - GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

    GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

    Mark Davis
    Posted: 11/9/2012 6:34:00 AM EST
    These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss. These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.
  • Crystal Wright - Republicans Got the Shellacking We Deserve

    Republicans Got the Shellacking We Deserve

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Wednesday wasn’t “good morning” in the GOP. President Obama won a second term. Republicans deserve the shellacking we got because the party of Lincoln is running candidates in 2012 like it’s 1860. Old white men just don’t cut it anymore and are not reflective of the changing demographics of the country. America is browning up not whitening up, as evidenced by the US Census findings that minorities will make up 54% of the population by the year 2050.
  • Suzanne Fields - The Winning Campaign Advice

    The Winning Campaign Advice

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "How to Win an Election" is a little primer, published by Princeton University Press, that flew out of bookstores just in time for the Nov. 6 election. The bright red cover reminded some older purchasers of Chairman Mao's famous "little red book" of a generation ago. Several hundred copies seem to have found their way to President Obama's election headquarters in Chicago.
  • Diana West - The High Road Led Straight to Defeat for Romney

    The High Road Led Straight to Defeat for Romney

    Diana West
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death.
  • Mona Charen - One Big Failure

    One Big Failure

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The pundit world will now eviscerate Mitt Romney, a man who, had he garnered just a few hundred thousand more votes in a few key districts, would have been hailed as political genius. Instead, his every fault will be examined, his mistakes magnified and his defeat decreed to be, in retrospect, inevitable.
  • David Limbaugh - Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

    Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest?
  • Matt Towery - Romney's Loss -- It's Not the Asphalt

    Romney's Loss -- It's Not the Asphalt

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 11/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Many a pundit, such as yours truly, wrote columns explaining the fact that so many polls in the presidential election were skewed in the direction of Democrats and thus not reliable.
  • Paul  Kengor - America's Fundamental Transformation

    America's Fundamental Transformation

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Timing is everything in politics. For four years, I angered conservatives by insisting Barack Obama would get reelected. I figured that an electorate willing to elect a man with ideas and a record that far to the left in 2008 would do so again. I began changing my view, however, after the first presidential debate. Over the last three or four weeks, I became confident that Mitt Romney would defeat Obama.
  • Steve Chapman - Situation Lousy, Don't Change a Thing

    Situation Lousy, Don't Change a Thing

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Republicans are mystified that in a nation they know as fundamentally conservative, a president they regard as deeply radical has been re-elected. But Americans didn't vote for Barack Obama because they are liberal. They voted for him because they are conservative.
  • Paul Greenberg - Four More Years

    Four More Years

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Congatulations, Mr. President. You fought this election out on your principles and your ground -- the politics of identity, whether ethnic, class or partisan -- and prevailed.
  • Laura Hollis - Post-Mortem

    Post-Mortem

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I am already reading so many pundits and other talking heads analyzing the disaster that was this year’s elections. I am adding my own ten cents.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - The Initial Aftershocks

    The Initial Aftershocks

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nobody likes to lose. But defeats can prove advantageous if used as a learning tool. Newt Gingrich lost his first two congressional campaigns, but won his third. Twenty years after his first defeat, he changed the nation with the Contract With America.
  • Michael Reagan - GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

    GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state.