Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Sweating in South Carolina

    Sweating in South Carolina

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 1/26/2012 10:11:00 AM EST
    The sweat somehow made the moment more real. There we were, standing on the stage at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Columbia, S.C., on Saturday night with my dad, Newt Gingrich, celebrating his primary victory. It was the sweat rolling down the faces and dripping off the noses of the television cameramen, photographers, audience members and even those on stage celebrating that transformed the almost surreal scene into reality.
  • Larry Elder - Newt Declares War on Media

    Newt Declares War on Media

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republican re-embrace of former Speaker Newt Gingrich says a lot about whom he sees as his opponent -- and it isn't just President Barack Obama. It's the media.
  • Thomas Sowell - Is Anybody Serious?

    Is Anybody Serious?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republican candidates' circular firing squad now seems to be using machine guns.
  • Michael Barone - Unlike Obama, GOP Candidates Talk Seriously About Governing

    Unlike Obama, GOP Candidates Talk Seriously About Governing

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    You know politicians are serious when they move from campaigning to governing. Something like that may be happening on the Republican campaign trail -- but, unfortunately, not at the Obama White House.
  • Matt Towery - GOP Race for Presidential Nomination May Be Decided in Jacksonville

    GOP Race for Presidential Nomination May Be Decided in Jacksonville

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Never before have debates in the primary/caucus season ever meant so much to the final outcome of the vote than this year.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Newt Gingrich: Our Bill Clinton

    Newt Gingrich: Our Bill Clinton

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    WASHINGTON -- How long have I been saying it? At least for 15 years, but in private, I have been aware of it longer. Newt Gingrich is conservatism's Bill Clinton, but without the charm.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Fidelity and the Presidency

    Fidelity and the Presidency

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 1/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The news media seem obsessed with the serial affairs of a younger Newt Gingrich back in the last century.
  • Ann Coulter - Re-Elect Obama: Vote Newt!

    Re-Elect Obama: Vote Newt!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 1/25/2012 6:54:00 PM EST
    To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Newtzilla Conquers All?

    Newtzilla Conquers All?

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 1/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newtzilla is back.
  • Ken Connor - Newt Turns the Tables

    Newt Turns the Tables

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 1/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." No doubt this truism was at the top of Newt Gingrich's mind as he responded to John King's lead off question in the CNN Republican debate in South Carolina last week.
  • Donald Lambro - Gingrich Lobbied For Freddie Mac Who Planted the Seeds of the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

    Gingrich Lobbied For Freddie Mac Who Planted the Seeds of the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 1/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It should be clear by now that Newt Gingrich, despite his denials, was lobbying for Freddie Mac, the home loan giant at the core of the subprime mortgage scandal.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - 1992 Redux

    1992 Redux

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 1/24/2012 3:04:00 PM EST
    hree primaries, three winners, no major consensus on who’s the party should nominate to run against an incumbent president. A fractured party based upon social issues, marital infidelity, wealth redistribution, economic inequality, and a growing deficit saw a series of different victories in early primary states. Such was the dilemma facing the Democrat Party in 1992.
  • Michael Reagan - They Pick and Choose Which Ox to Gore

    They Pick and Choose Which Ox to Gore

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    He had a mistress who was pregnant and his wife had terminal cancer; he was running for president and the press knew all about it. But there was no firestorm in the media about this juicy scandal until after the election of 2008 because John Edwards is a Democrat!
  • Bill Murchison - In Search of a Bulldog

    In Search of a Bulldog

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One South Carolina Republican woman said she craved to see a "bulldog" at the top of the GOP ticket. That would describe Newton Leroy Gingrich all right.
  • Pat Buchanan - Mitt vs. Newt: the Gloves Come Off

    Mitt vs. Newt: the Gloves Come Off

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich's surge to success in South Carolina has surely brought joy to the Obama White House.
  • Mona Charen - Just Attack the Media and We're At Your Feet

    Just Attack the Media and We're At Your Feet

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    So the message South Carolina voters sent was -- "Anything goes so long as you attack the media."
  • Debra J. Saunders - Calculating Newt Gingrich

    Calculating Newt Gingrich

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Newt Gingrich called CNN anchor John King's decision "despicable" to begin last Thursday's GOP debate with a question about Gingrich's second wife, the Charleston audience responded with a standing ovation. Surely, I thought to myself, South Carolina Republicans are not going to vote for a candidate just because he is good at dressing down the media.
  • Thomas Sowell - South Carolina Message

    South Carolina Message

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a devastating response from the former Speaker of the House -- and a standing ovation from the audience.
  • Cal  Thomas - It's Complicated

    It's Complicated

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A longtime conservative friend sent me an email after reading something positive I had written about Newt Gingrich: "Whoever votes (for) or supports Newt for president is out of their mind."
  • Tony Katz - I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ann Coulter is wrong about Newt Gingrich. She is wrong about Mitt Romney. She is wrong about President Obama. Since the election race began, Ann Coulter has been wrong about near everything having to do with the GOP race in 2012. Yet, she's still smarter than near everyone out there. I love Ann Coulter, even when she's wrong.