Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • Steve Chapman - Car Buyers Get Hijacked

    Car Buyers Get Hijacked

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 6/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
  • Donald Lambro -  Obama Playing at the Improv, Making it Up As He Goes Along

    Obama Playing at the Improv, Making it Up As He Goes Along

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 5/24/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
  • Austin Hill - Obamacare, Socialism, And Rick Perry’s Assumptions

    Obamacare, Socialism, And Rick Perry’s Assumptions

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 3/17/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    “The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals, as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012.”
  • Victor Davis Hanson - The California 'Mordida'

    The California 'Mordida'

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 3/7/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    California now works on the principle of the mordida, or "bite." Its government assumes that it can take something extra from residents for the privilege of living in their special state.
  • Kevin McCullough - Why Poaching Profits People

    Why Poaching Profits People

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 2/17/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Critics of a free market economy are also critics of individual responsibility. Because they believe in higher taxes, centralized control, and absolute intolerance to other viewpoints, they find themselves reducing free market ideas to that of human flatulence.
  • Rich Galen - Watch the Governors

    Watch the Governors

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/19/2012 2:31:00 PM EST
    We know Romney was too conservative in the primaries and too moderate in the general. We know Romney didn't run enough ads in the Spring then ran too many ads in the Fall. We know Republicans depended too much on their turnout operation and too little on messaging. We know Republicans depended too much on messaging and too little on their turnout operation. We know the GOP and the Super PACs were too focused on fundraising and we know the Obama campaign raised more than enough money. We know … well, you know what we know.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - Rick Perry Was Correct

    Rick Perry Was Correct

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 4/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry, then in the early stages of his short-lived quest for the Republican presidential nomination, referred to Social Security as "a Ponzi scheme," he was excoriated by the press, left and right, and by his fellow Republicans, as well.
  • Tony Katz - Gingrich Dangles Perry To Get Tea Party Vote

    Gingrich Dangles Perry To Get Tea Party Vote

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 3/12/2012 1:00:00 PM EST
    While Mitt Romney is isn't making any special effort to attract Tea Party voters, Rick Santorum is trying to convince them that social conservatism is integral to Tea Party values. But Newt Gingrich is floating a new strategy - tempt Tea Party voters with Gov. Rick Perry and a Gingrich/Perry ticket.
  • Mona Charen - Do You Speak Conservative?

    Do You Speak Conservative?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 2/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Newt Gingrich knows the lingo. He makes conservative audiences roar with approval when he compares the efficiency of FedEx and MasterCard to the post office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He never loses an opportunity to attack the press for its moral preening.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Dead To Me

    Dead To Me

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In life, there are occasionally moments of great clarity. Sure enough, in the past couple of weeks there was a defining moment that patently identified who truly represents Republican principles and who are just impostors.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Perry's Death by Debate

    Perry's Death by Debate

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 1/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman exited the GOP presidential primary earlier this month, left-leaning columnists were bereft. Huntsman, after all, was the Republican most respected by non-Republicans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Kids' Reaction to Perry Is What's Shuddering

    Kids' Reaction to Perry Is What's Shuddering

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 1/18/2012 10:27:00 AM EST
    The subject line of the email from my daughter read, “I shudder.”
  • Pat Buchanan - Vulture Capitalism or Populist Demagoguery?

    Vulture Capitalism or Populist Demagoguery?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 1/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "They're vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick, and then they swoop in ... eat the carcass ... and ... leave the skeleton."
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Rick Perry's Long March

    Rick Perry's Long March

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/12/2012 8:44:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry is giving up and isn't going home, and some folks in South Carolina have noticed.