Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.