Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Ann Coulter - Don't Blame Romney

    Don't Blame Romney

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 11/7/2012 8:54:00 PM EST
    We spent billions of dollars and billions of words on an election to switch from President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House to President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a Republican House.
  • Bob Barr - Message For International Election Meddlers: “Butt Out”

    Message For International Election Meddlers: “Butt Out”

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 11/7/2012 10:54:00 AM EST
    When I voted yesterday in Smyrna, Georgia, I exchanged pleasantries with poll workers, watched children waiting patiently in line with their parents, and shook hands with a local candidate I know. It was, despite the Rainy Day in Georgia, a thoroughly pleasant and uplifting experience – as voting in a free country should be. Unfortunately, but reflecting a clear trend toward confrontational voting, some voters in other communities and states were not so fortunate.
  • Rich Galen - What Happened?

    What Happened?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/7/2012 10:08:00 AM EST
    Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough. In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Morning After

    The Morning After

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's over at last, Now we know. Or do we? The voting may have ended, but the counting continues.
  • Brent Bozell - A Dreadful Media Campaign

    A Dreadful Media Campaign

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Throughout the very long presidential election cycle, two trends remained consistent. The media lauded Obama no matter how horrendous his record, and they savaged Obama's Republican contenders as ridiculous pretenders.
  • Michael Barone -  America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

    America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    You know who won the election (or whether we face another Florida 2000), and as I write I don't. But whether Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in Two Americas.
  • Michael Brown - A Warning to Moral Conservatives

    A Warning to Moral Conservatives

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 11/6/2012 8:25:00 AM EST
    If Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Michael Barone and others are right and Mitt Romney is our next president, we moral conservatives cannot take our foot off the gas. We cannot let up in our advocacy for life and family. We cannot relax or shift into neutral as if some great victory has already been won. To do so would be to make a fatal mistake, and four years from now we will be kicking ourselves again, vowing once more not to sell our souls to the Republican Party, claiming that this time we have learned our lesson, only to repeat the cycle four years hence.
  • Michael Gerson - Emptiness at the End

    Emptiness at the End

    Michael Gerson
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On the eve of the election, Nate Silver -- baseball forecaster, online poker wiz, political handicapper -- placed President Obama's chances of returning to office at 86.3 percent. Not 86.1 percent. Not 87.8 percent. At 86.3 percent.
  • David Limbaugh - Do You Want Revenge Against America or Loving Restoration?

    Do You Want Revenge Against America or Loving Restoration?

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney was very wise to pivot on Barack Obama's impromptu statement that "voting is the best revenge" and frame the campaign in the final days as a choice between that negative message and Romney's "love of country."
  • Pat Buchanan - The Coming Age of Austerity

    The Coming Age of Austerity

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Whoever wins today, it is hard to be sanguine about the future. The demographic and economic realities do not permit it.
  • Mona Charen - The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I don't know," a very wise and skeptical Washington political analyst confided to me on Sunday as I limned the Romney victory I foresee. "I'd like to believe it," she said, "but I have to overlook a lot. If you're right, then a whole lotta state polls have to be wrong."
  • Dennis Prager - A Jew Tours for Romney

    A Jew Tours for Romney

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I spent the last week of October speaking to thousands of Mitt Romney supporters in four "battleground" states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Virginia.
  • Laura Hollis - Are Democrats Paying Attention to Trends in Illinois?

    Are Democrats Paying Attention to Trends in Illinois?

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 11/5/2012 11:15:00 AM EST
    I had the opportunity to be in the western Cook County suburbs of Chicago late last week. I have never seen so many political signs in my life. Signs EVERYWHERE: homes, businesses, parking lots, churches, farms. That stunned me. What stunned me more? I saw not one sign for Obama.
  • Armstrong Williams - D Day for the People

    D Day for the People

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 11/5/2012 9:03:00 AM EST
    There’s a very cute Youtube video going around the internet of a little girl named Abigail crying because she’s tired of hearing about the presidential election. I imagine that she’s heard a lot less about it than those of us who are actually of voting age, which just goes to show you that everyone is sick of this presidential campaign. I know I am. Well we're all relieved that today is the day to make your vote count and wait in those long lines to make a difference in our once great nation.
  • Brian Darling -  Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    Brian Darling
    Posted: 11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Mitt’s Closing Argument

    Mitt’s Closing Argument

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Fellow citizens, As voters, you are the jury of this election. You must render a verdict on the president’s stewardship of this nation for the past four years.
  • Michael Barone - Going Out on a Limb: Romney Beats Obama, Handily

    Going Out on a Limb: Romney Beats Obama, Handily

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Fundamentals usually prevail in American elections. That's bad news for Barack Obama. True, Americans want to think well of their presidents, and many think it would be bad if Americans were perceived as rejecting the first black president.
  • Wayne Allyn Root - The Final Indictment of Barack Obama

    The Final Indictment of Barack Obama

    Wayne Allyn Root
    Posted: 11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s too late to play nice, to not tell the raw, unvarnished truth. If we don’t tell the truth (and fast), we are going to lose America, capitalism, and our children’s future.
  • Austin Hill - The "Best Revenge" and the Worst Economies

    The "Best Revenge" and the Worst Economies

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 11/4/2012 10:02:00 AM EST
    It’s “game on” for the politics of retaliation.