Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Steve Deace - Lessons from Florida

    Lessons from Florida

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:56:00 PM EST
    Like Newt Gingrich in South Carolina two weeks ago, Mitt Romney got the double-digit victory in Florida he needed with his back against the wall. And just like South Carolina did, Florida has also taught us some lessons going forward.
  • Steve Chapman - The Flaws of Mitt and Newt

    The Flaws of Mitt and Newt

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:00:00 PM EST
    Newt Gingrich has an exquisitely sensitive moral antenna, and Mitt Romney's remark suggesting indifference to the poor sent it quivering. "I am fed up with politicians in either party dividing Americans against each other," he said. Yes, he did. Then he fell on the floor and laughed till he cried.
  • Paul Greenberg - Mitt Romney wins, but where's the magic?

    Mitt Romney wins, but where's the magic?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 2/3/2012 10:34:00 AM EST
    The results in Florida were even better for Mitt Romney than most of the wildly swinging polls said they would be. With 100 percent of the vote in the Republican primary in, he was getting almost half of it -- 46 percent in a four-man field. And this in the first state to vote that actually reflects the American electorate, for Florida is big and diverse and unpredictable and dynamic. It's not just a swing state but the swing state in presidential elections.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Transition Challenges

    Transition Challenges

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 2/2/2012 10:33:00 AM EST
    Transitional phases are never easy. Whether it's remodeling a kitchen, rearranging the furniture or cleaning out a closet, the transitional phase is always a bit messy. This past month, we had our children's bathroom remodeled. We put it off for as long as we could.
  • Victor Davis Hanson -  The un-Obama

    The un-Obama

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Barack Obama's favorability in the polls falls when he is himself -- overexposed, hard left in his press conferences, and boastful about legislative achievements like Obamacare and a stimulus of more than $1 trillion.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Exit Newt

    Exit Newt

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ah, yes, Newt Gingrich did in the last days of the Florida primary precisely what I predicted he would do. He hurled wild charges at Mitt Romney that suggested Newt was losing his grip.
  • John Andrews - Land of the Less and Less Free

    Land of the Less and Less Free

    John Andrews
    Posted: 2/1/2012 1:09:00 PM EST
    So now we’ve seen Gingrich’s debating prowess and Romney’s tax returns, Santorum’s sweaters and Ron Paul’s scowl. We’ve heard the State of the Union according to Obama and the State of the State according to governors across the land. But how much does that really tell us about the shape America is in?
  • Rich Galen - And It's Only the End of January

    And It's Only the End of January

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:22:00 PM EST
    No campaign for President is a straight line upward. Some campaigns are a flat line; some are a straight line down, but no Republican in a contested cycle has ever run the table.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Political Finger-Pointing

    Political Finger-Pointing

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In response to the face-off in Arizona between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Jackson said, "Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King's face." And it's true; he didn't. Similarly, not even Josef Stalin wrote two autobiographies the way Obama has. And even Genghis Khan didn't have a Swiss bank account the way Mitt Romney did.
  • Ken Connor - Business As Usual at the New York Times

    Business As Usual at the New York Times

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    For a picture of how low the level of public discourse has sunk in America, look no further than the New York Times. In an editorial following Newt Gingrich's upset victory in the South Carolina Republican Primary, the Times' editorialists dealt from the bottom of the deck, playing the race card in an attempt to deflect attention from the growing public dissatisfaction with the policies of the Obama administration.
  • Ralph Benko - Newt Gingrich: Transforming Economic History

    Newt Gingrich: Transforming Economic History

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich is the Tom Sawyer in the 2012 presidential narrative. There are legitimate reasons to support Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum (as there are to support Gingrich). Disputing Gingrich’s grand claims is not among them. The truth of Gingrich’s claim to having stood, and effectively, shouting Stop athwart a history hurtling toward socialism is indisputable.
  • Michael Medved - Gingrich, Romney and the "Passion Gap"

    Gingrich, Romney and the "Passion Gap"

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Does Newt Gingrich enjoy an electoral advantage with movement conservatives in part because he reaps the benefits of an “adultery edge”?
  • Caroline Glick - Hamas and the Washington establishment

    Hamas and the Washington establishment

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 1/31/2012 2:40:00 PM EST
    To date, the Republican presidential primary race has been the only place to have generated any useful contributions to America's collective understanding of current events in the Middle East.
  • Michael Reagan - Savaging Newt

    Savaging Newt

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 1/31/2012 2:31:00 PM EST
    I am somewhat mystified -- and dismayed -- by the spectacle of a lot of so-called conservatives who weren't around in the 1980s dropping Ronald Reagan's name to promote themselves while they go about slandering Newt Gingrich who, like my dad, was there in the '80s and '90s and also helped him elect more Republicans than anyone else in recent memory.
  • Bill Murchison - How to Split and Spoil a Party

    How to Split and Spoil a Party

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What's all this "Republican establishment" vs. "grassroots populist" business; would somebody kindly inform me? I have rarely heard of anything nuttier.
  • Guy Benson - Newt: Florida "The Very Beginning" of a "Long Process"

    Newt: Florida "The Very Beginning" of a "Long Process"

    Guy Benson
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sinking in the polls ahead of Tuesday’s Florida primary election, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich adopted an optimistic tone during remarks to supporters at a Fort Myers rally late Monday. Gingrich cited an unspecified poll showing that the race is “now tied,” telling the crowd that with their help, he “absolutely can win” the state.
  • Thomas Sowell - The Florida Smear Campaign

    The Florida Smear Campaign

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party's nominee for President of the United States -- and some are not letting the facts get in their way.
  • Chuck Norris - Proof Voters Are Smarter Than Media and Washington Elite

    Proof Voters Are Smarter Than Media and Washington Elite

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I think the mainstream media and Washington elite think the majority of voters just fell off the turnip truck. But the South Carolina primary and other current voting trends show otherwise.
  • John Hawkins - Five Reasons So Many Grassroots Conservatives Don't Like Mitt Romney

    Five Reasons So Many Grassroots Conservatives Don't Like Mitt Romney

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's a mystery to some people why so many Tea Partiers and grassroots conservatives can’t stand Mitt Romney. What is it about him that turns them off so much that at one time or another, they've preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich to him nationally despite the fact that he has every advantage in the race?
  • Salena Zito - Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/30/2012 12:06:00 PM EST
    The bustling Versailles restaurant and bakery in Little Havana has a reputation for serving savory pastries, sweet Cuban coffee and politicians who are looking for support among Latino voters.