Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Pat Buchanan - GOP War of All Against All?

    GOP War of All Against All?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 1/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There still exists a possibility that, come Jan. 20, 2013, we could have a Republican Senate and House, and a Republican president.
  • Bill Murchison - Newt, the Democratic Mole

    Newt, the Democratic Mole

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 1/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The New York Times' Bill Keller wants Hillary Clinton to replace Joe Biden on the Obama re-election ticket, but a better, likelier choice by far is available -- one Newton Leroy Gingrich.
  • Chuck Norris - 10 Questions To Find Our Next President (Part 2)

    10 Questions To Find Our Next President (Part 2)

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 1/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Whom should we nominate to represent the GOP in a fight against President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election?
  • 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.
  • Jeff Jacoby - A 'Referendum' on Romney

    A 'Referendum' on Romney

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 1/9/2012 2:24:00 PM EST
    Mitt Romney has been thought for months to have the New Hampshire primary in the bag. But one vote he didn't have locked up until Wednesday was that of Steve Rowe, a Vietnam-era veteran who spent much of the 1970s aboard the USS Saratoga, a US Navy supercarrier.
  • Matt Towery - Strategy Will Decide Who Wins GOP Nomination

    Strategy Will Decide Who Wins GOP Nomination

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It will become conventional wisdom over the next few weeks that the Republican Party and its candidates for the nomination have been damaged by the close and surprise finish in Iowa. They will suggest the field is weak and that the failure of a candidate to win a mandate in Iowa would suggest a weak nominee in November. That's nonsense and wishful thinking by some pundits and media.
  • Suzanne Fields - Racing for the Triple Crown

    Racing for the Triple Crown

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What a country. Between the tears and triumphs, the angry accusations and the grudging admiration, the repetitive epithets and the evocative patriotism, the race in Iowa ends in a photo finish.
  • Rachel Alexander - What the Iowa Caucuses Determined

    What the Iowa Caucuses Determined

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 1/5/2012 10:28:00 AM EST
    Political analysts are scratching their heads trying to figure out how Mitt Romney won first place in the Iowa caucuses since the state is highly evangelical, he did not campaign heavily there, and his share of support in the polls has remained steadily at just under 25 percent.