Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • Salena Zito - 'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The four Republicans remain in competition for the party's presidential nod after South Carolina's primary election. Saturday night's stunning results sent the four farther south today in advance of the Sunshine State's Jan. 31 primary.
  • Michael Barone - A Few Words in Defense of Negative Campaigning

    A Few Words in Defense of Negative Campaigning

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Those who take a certain pleasure in denouncing the evils negative political advertising should have spent the last week in South Carolina. They could have plunked down in front of TV sets, especially during morning, early evening and late evening news programs, and by adroit use of the remote control seen one negative spot after another.
  • Doug Giles - A Naughty Newt, A Bitter Ex and Misplaced Rage

    A Naughty Newt, A Bitter Ex and Misplaced Rage

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 1/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a Christian, I will neither defend nor excuse Newt’s past adultery. That said, after watching his ex-wife Marianne go off on him on ABC, as a man, I now get why he supposedly wanted an “open marriage.”
  • Chuck Norris - My Endorsement for President

    My Endorsement for President

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 1/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Our republic as our Founding Fathers created it is under assault from extremists outside our country and anti-constitutionalists inside our country.
  • Rebecca Hagelin - Blinded By Hate

    Blinded By Hate

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 1/20/2012 10:31:00 AM EST
    There's nothing that unifies conservatives more than this: We love to hate the media. And no one knows how to take that shared passion and encite us into a mob better than Newt Gingrich.
  • Rich Galen - The Final South Carolina Debate

    The Final South Carolina Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/20/2012 10:30:00 AM EST
    The Lad came East to visit with some clients and had dinner with the Mullings Director of Standards and Practices and, as happens at family dinners in Your Nation's Capital, we talked about politics. I said that I understood that Rick Perry had cancelled much of his schedule on Wednesday afternoon which told me he was going to be out of this thing before the debate last night.
  • Hugh Hewitt - MSM and the 13 State Election

    MSM and the 13 State Election

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/19/2012 10:24:00 AM EST
    Will ABC's interview of Marianne Ginrich matter in the South Carolina primary? Will Mitt Romney's wealth and "effective tax rate of 15%" hurt him in the Palmetto State? Will the endorsement of Rick Santorum by key Evangelical leaders over the past weekend in Texas swing him crucial support on Saturday?
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Sweet South Carolina

    Sweet South Carolina

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The best part about the campaign trail is the places you go and the people you meet. This week, we are in South Carolina, and I am thrilled to be back in the Palmetto State. I graduated from Presbyterian College, located in Clinton, live across the state line in Georgia and feel very at home here.
  • Michael Barone - South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The crowd at the Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate in Myrtle Beach was feisty, with whoops and cheers for Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, though not so much for Ron Paul.
  • Rich Galen - Myrtle Beach Debate Post-Game

    Myrtle Beach Debate Post-Game

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When political professionals get together to discuss things like ads, campaign tactics, and debates they know the only thing that matters in the end is: "Did it move votes?"
  • Katie Kieffer - Capitalism (That's What I Want)

    Capitalism (That's What I Want)

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 1/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Beatles once rocked America with their cover version of “Money (That’s What I Want).” Today, I’ll rock you with my version. Capitalism don't get everything it's true. What it don't get I can't use. Now gimme capitalism (that's what I want).
  • Terry Paulson - Bain Capital--Boom not Bust for Romney

    Bain Capital--Boom not Bust for Romney

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 1/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney, fresh from victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, continues to attack President Obama and focus on how he has the business background to..."get America working again." But he can thank the Wall Street Journal, an angry Newt Gingrich, and opposition research for testing the mettle of the man early!
  • Suzanne Fields - Transcending the Gaffe

    Transcending the Gaffe

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is learning what candidates before him learned. Small mistakes count, but usually not for much. But big ones can put a man down for the count.
  • Linda Chavez - Don't Abandon Capitalism

    Don't Abandon Capitalism

    Linda Chavez
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's bad enough when Democrats start playing class warfare, but when Republican presidential contenders begin using phrases like "vulture capitalism," it's time to be really worried.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Unsinkable Mitt

    The Unsinkable Mitt

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 1/12/2012 3:55:00 PM EST
    There were no surprises in the New Hampshire presidential primary. The voting results followed expectations and the polls.
  • Matt Towery - South Carolina Is Make or Break for GOP Contenders

    South Carolina Is Make or Break for GOP Contenders

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The presidential nomination usually goes to the individual who wants it the most. Gingrich is now acting and spending like he really wants the job. But Romney has been doing the same for four years. The real question is whether a guy who got his act together in the 11th hour can defeat a man who has been ready for years. The answer will come in a real, live big primary ... South Carolina.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - New Hampshire Notions

    New Hampshire Notions

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 1/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Part of the joy of a presidential campaign is visiting different parts of the country. This past week was New Hampshire week. I've been to New Hampshire about a half-dozen times. It's a beautiful state. Mountains, ocean, beautiful forests and normally snow this time of year. However, we were snowless.
  • Rich Galen - New Hampshire

    New Hampshire

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/11/2012 12:11:00 PM EST
    Winning, in our culture, means coming in first. You don't win by coming in second or fifth. You win by coming in first.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Romney's Authenticity Problem

    Romney's Authenticity Problem

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 1/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is the most improbable of presidential candidates: a weak juggernaut.
  • Mona Charen - Family History Haunts Romney

    Family History Haunts Romney

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 1/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    At the 757th Republican debate over the weekend, Newt Gingrich zinged Mitt Romney for attempting to portray his decision to forego a re-election race in Massachusetts as reluctance to become a lifetime politician.