Newt Gingrich Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Election Excitement

    Election Excitement

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    My family and I have spent over a week in Iowa. We were expecting the normal cold, snowy weather, and bought boots, wool socks and sweaters the week before Christmas. We packed up soon after Christmas and flew to Des Moines. Four family members, 8 checked bags (double my initial goal -- bulky snow boots and sweaters).
  • Debra J. Saunders - Newt Gingrich Should Own Up to His Mistakes

    Newt Gingrich Should Own Up to His Mistakes

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the results of the Iowa caucuses dribbled in, Americans got to see how the GOP candidates greeted victory and defeat. Top vote-getter Mitt Romney was gracious toward Rick Santorum, who came in second by eight thin votes, but uninspiring as he pledged to get America back to work.
  • Ken Connor - GOP Hypocrisy on Display in Virginia

    GOP Hypocrisy on Display in Virginia

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In case you haven't noticed yet, the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been a highly volatile, highly unpredictable roller coaster ride. With a different candidate emerging at the top of the polls week after week, it would be folly for any of them to take their chances for granted. It is no exaggeration to suggest that each and every primary election will prove critical in the quest to amass delegates for the General Convention in August.
  • Steve Deace - The Year of Newt

    The Year of Newt

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:03:00 PM EST
    Sadly, there are only two candidates offering a real means by which to actually undo that which the Left has done to this country for the past 50 years, and not just conservative platitudes.
  • Jeff Jacoby - The Supreme Court's Judgment Isn't Absolute

    The Supreme Court's Judgment Isn't Absolute

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 1/2/2012 10:53:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich's presidential ambitions may be heading for the exits -- opinion polls suggest that the former House speaker's hour has come and gone -- but his critique of judicial supremacy deserves to taken seriously no matter what happens in Iowa or New Hampshire.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Start the Year Right-Nominate Mitt

    Start the Year Right-Nominate Mitt

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The debates are over and the task of nominating someone to replace our current President now becomes a reality. The need to choose wisely could not be more important. The full impact of Obamacare and Dodd-Frank was deliberately deferred until after the 2012 election to disguise their disastrous effects. These policies will need to be dramatically altered in 2013. After months of campaigning, it’s clear that Mitt Romney is the best choice to do this and to be the nominee of the Republican Party.
  • Kevin Glass - The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    Kevin Glass
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you call yourself a conservative but consider yourself to be centrist-curious? Looking for a little help on how your heresies from true conservatism fit in with the crop of mediocre GOP candidates? Well, fear no longer!
  • Crystal Wright - Is Newt Gingrich Running for POTUS or Working at the Chocolate Factory?

    Is Newt Gingrich Running for POTUS or Working at the Chocolate Factory?

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 12/29/2011 3:22:00 PM EST
    Newt Gingrich needs to stop his parade of excuses for failing to qualify to get his name on Virginia’s GOP presidential ballot. “I think it’s more like Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory. You’ve got to get it organized,” quipped Romney about Gingrich’s Virginia fiasco.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - New Year, God's Grace

    New Year, God's Grace

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last night, after traveling from Atlanta, my family and I arrived -- hungry and tired -- in Des Moines, Iowa. We are staying in the home of a friend who is out of town and decided to order pizza.
  • Matt Towery - Chaos in Iowa Plays Into Obama's Hands

    Chaos in Iowa Plays Into Obama's Hands

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I have been polling Iowa presidential caucuses for several cycles now. Our InsiderAdvantage final poll never has failed to show the actual winner of an Iowa presidential caucus. This includes John Kerry's upset win in 2004 and Barack Obama's win in 2008, as well as Mike Huckabee's victory. Now that I've officially jinxed our poll for this year, let's examine why these candidates are actually playing into the hands of President Obama.
  • Thomas Sowell - Republican Voters' Choices

    Republican Voters' Choices

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    No one seems to be really happy with this year's field of Republican candidates for that party's presidential nomination -- except perhaps the Democrats.