Mitt Romney Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Larry Elder - Obama Re-elected -- 9-Year-Old Black Kid Can Breathe Easy

    Obama Re-elected -- 9-Year-Old Black Kid Can Breathe Easy

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Brandon, a 9-year-old black kid, attended a campaign rally hosted by Michelle Obama. A cameraman interviewed Brandon, who was there with his dad. "Why does (Obama) need to win?" he was asked. "Because if Mitt Romney wins," he replied, "we'll be going back to the crop fields. We'll be picking crops." Off-screen, his father could be heard laughing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.