Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - It's Still the Economy

    It's Still the Economy

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 3/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "It's the economy, stupid" is the infamous mantra conceived by political consultant James Carville that underscored the main issue driving the 1992 presidential race.
  • Michael Reagan - Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Gong, Gong, Gong!

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 3/21/2012 3:17:00 PM EST
    Gong, Gong, Gong! I don't know about you, but watching the Republican primary season is making me feel like a judge on the "The Gong Show."
  • Byron York - Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Why Do Island Territories Play Key Role in GOP Race?

    Byron York
    Posted: 3/21/2012 2:00:00 PM EST
    On March 14, the Romney campaign's political director, Rich Beeson, sent out a message touting Mitt Romney's recent delegate pickups.
  • Rich Galen - Romney Wins

    Romney Wins

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 3/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney won Illinois. Romney is now the nominee. Period.
  • Rachel Alexander - Should the GOP Hope For a Brokered Convention?

    Should the GOP Hope For a Brokered Convention?

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 3/20/2012 11:59:00 AM EST
    As the Republican presidential primary drags on, 27 debates later, with no candidate yet obtaining 50% of the delegates, speculation is increasing that the nominee may end up being selected in a brokered convention.
  • Thomas Sowell - The 'Inevitability' Vote

    The 'Inevitability' Vote

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 3/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Many people may be voting for Mitt Romney because of the view in some quarters that he is the inevitable Republican candidate for President of the United States and the candidate with the best chance of beating Barack Obama, rather than because they actually prefer Romney to the other candidates.
  • Tony Katz - It's Official! We Need Another Debate

    It's Official! We Need Another Debate

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 3/15/2012 1:35:00 PM EST
    Mitt Romney missed a chance to wrap up the GOP nomination last night, placing a disappointing third in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. The delegate count is still in his favor, but the bigger story here is that the "front runner" lost to both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. This means only one thing - we need another debate.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Driven by Family

    Driven by Family

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 3/15/2012 10:12:00 AM EST
    It's interesting what drives people toward their goals. For some, it is fame, fortune or celebrity. For others, it's personal achievement, parents pushing or peer pressure that has been internalized. Some seem to have no drive at all -- there is no fire in their belly, no reason to work hard and reach goals.
  • Cal  Thomas - What Now for Republicans?

    What Now for Republicans?

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 3/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama.
  • Matt Towery - Gingrich's Next Move

    Gingrich's Next Move

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 3/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As soon as Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president.
  • Chuck Norris - Obama's Covert Plan To Raise Gas Prices

    Obama's Covert Plan To Raise Gas Prices

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 3/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Barack Obama's energy plan involves radically increasing gas prices to the European rate of about $10 a gallon. And he's well on his way, as gas prices have more than doubled since he took office in January 2009, when gasoline was only $1.79 per gallon.
  • Bill Murchison - 'The Vision Thing'

    'The Vision Thing'

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 3/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum protests that Mitt Romney "can't close the deal" with GOP voters -- a truism that, truth to tell, could apply with equal force to Rick Santorum, not to mention Newton Leroy Gingrich or even, come to think of it, Ron Paul.
  • Tony Katz - Gingrich Dangles Perry To Get Tea Party Vote

    Gingrich Dangles Perry To Get Tea Party Vote

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 3/12/2012 1:00:00 PM EST
    While Mitt Romney is isn't making any special effort to attract Tea Party voters, Rick Santorum is trying to convince them that social conservatism is integral to Tea Party values. But Newt Gingrich is floating a new strategy - tempt Tea Party voters with Gov. Rick Perry and a Gingrich/Perry ticket.
  • Steve Deace - Newt, Santorum: Avengers Assemble

    Newt, Santorum: Avengers Assemble

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 3/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a window of opportunity to avert another four years of the Obama Regime, as well as a devastating down ballot disaster that would threaten many of the substantial gains conservatives just made in 2010.
  • Suzanne Fields -  Super Tuesday: Ringside With a Split Decision

    Super Tuesday: Ringside With a Split Decision

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 3/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republicans still have a lot of bullets in the magazine. Mitt Romney's tin ear, Rick Santorum's gag reflex, Newt Gingrich's endless pomposity and Ron Paul's narrow-minded consistency all come accompanied by big feet to shoot at.
  • Paul Greenberg - It Was Super, Kind Of

    It Was Super, Kind Of

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/8/2012 1:19:00 PM EST
    After his last comeback of so many (now he's down, now he's up, now he's both) Mitt Romney's campaign proved it was alive by eking out a win in the Michigan primary.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Those Who Know Us Best

    Those Who Know Us Best

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 3/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I've come to realize that it's often not very telling if those who don't know someone well love them the most. After all, what they often see is the thin veneer of outward appearances.
  • Chuck Norris - Get Off Your Gas! Drill and Vote (Part 1)

    Get Off Your Gas! Drill and Vote (Part 1)

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 3/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Since Jan. 1, the price of gas has soared 45 cents a gallon -- the highest on record for this time of year. AAA reported this past week that the national average of unleaded gasoline climbed from Feb. 28's $3.71 per gallon to March 2's $3.73 per gallon and then up again to $3.76 per gallon over the weekend -- the 25th straight increase in the past month.
  • Mona Charen - Who's the True Conservative?

    Who's the True Conservative?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 3/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The theme for this year's primary season was set back in May 2011. Recall that the Republican-dominated House of Representatives had just done something that cynics said would not and could not be done. They voted for a budget -- the Ryan budget -- that actually began to tackle the problem of limitless entitlement spending.
  • Matt Towery - Moe, Larry and Curly Fight for GOP Nomination

    Moe, Larry and Curly Fight for GOP Nomination

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 3/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ok, folks, don't get mad. This little piece is purely to attempt a bit of comic relief from the strife that has been the race for the GOP nomination for president.