Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Reagan - Iowa Votes

    Iowa Votes

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 1/5/2012 12:07:00 PM EST
    Iowa caucus results show it's still early in the game and nothing's certain. So what happened on the way to the Republican presidential nomination?
  • 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.
  • Jeff  Carter - A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sarah Palin was picked to energize the type of conservative voter that has contributed to Rick Santorum’s recent rise in Iowa. Even her magnetic personality wasn’t enough to save McCain.
  • Jeff  Carter - A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sarah Palin was picked to energize the type of conservative voter that has contributed to Rick Santorum’s recent rise in Iowa. Even her magnetic personality wasn’t enough to save McCain.
  • 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.
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Last Chance To Elect a True Conservative

    Last Chance To Elect a True Conservative

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 1/2/2012 11:15:00 AM EST
    Okay. It is now officially crunch-time for conservative voters. Time for them to grow-up, stand on principle, admit there is not a perfect candidate, cast aside the pretenders, flip-floppers, and flakes, and unite behind the most genuine traditional values espousing candidate in the field. That being Texas governor Rick Perry.
  • AWR Hawkins - Watching For Perry, Pulling For Palin

    Watching For Perry, Pulling For Palin

    AWR Hawkins
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As I sat with my extended family on Christmas, we discussed how beatable Barack Obama is. And as I listened to them run through the litany of reasons why this is so, I could only say again: “If the Republicans nominate a true conservative for president, Barack Obama is done.”
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Perry May Still Be the Man to Take on Obama

    Perry May Still Be the Man to Take on Obama

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year 2011 has drawn to an end, and as I look back, I see several of my predictions that appear pretty sound. President Barack Obama is dead in the water and will be beaten in 2012. I have made that prediction over and again this year and I think it will be borne out.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign has been the most volatile and least predictable campaign in my lifetime. In spite of this, I see several potential scenarios in the early states, all subject to change at any moment.
  • Byron York - Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Despite having to prepare for a debate far across the state on Dec. 15, four Republican presidential candidates -- Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum -- came here to Des Moines the night before for the premiere of a movie.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Appeasement Journalism

    Appeasement Journalism

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:28:00 PM EST
    Will the Manhattan-Beltway media elite cover for President Obama throughout 2012? Of course they will.
  • Steve Chapman - The Surprising Truth About Obama's 'War on Religion'

    The Surprising Truth About Obama's 'War on Religion'

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 12/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new TV spot accusing President Obama of waging "war on religion." It's a reckless, overstated spot that exploits prejudice against gays while deliberately distorting major issues. But here's the surprise: Perry has a point.
  • Steve Deace - A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Contrary to what your local leftist magical thinker/post-modern pundit claims, the Word of God has something to say to everybody on every aspect of human existence.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - The Castor-Oil Candidate

    The Castor-Oil Candidate

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking grandma's castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to.
  • Ken Blackwell - Obama's Nanny-State Socialism

    Obama's Nanny-State Socialism

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 11/21/2011 12:42:00 PM EST
  • Byron York - To Bounce Back, Perry Must Mix It Up

    To Bounce Back, Perry Must Mix It Up

    Byron York
    Posted: 11/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What can Rick Perry do now? Polls show his ratings being pulled down, down, down by the combined weight of poor debate performances, lackluster campaigning and a spectacular gaffe.
  • Cal  Thomas - Poltics of Personal Destruction II

    Poltics of Personal Destruction II

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The politics of personal destruction is nothing new. It has been around from the beginning of the country when worse things were said about presidents and presidential candidates than have been alleged against Herman Cain.
  • Rich Galen - A Capacity to Lead

    A Capacity to Lead

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/7/2011 3:42:00 PM EST
    On November 6 next year - 52 weeks from tomorrow - those of us who haven't availed ourselves of early voting, absentee voting, mail-in voting or some other form of not standing in line on election day will, in fact, be stepping into a voting booth to vote for President and Congress and for about a third of the population, for U.S. Senator.
  • Derek Hunter - The Candidate That Roared

    The Candidate That Roared

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 11/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s a great 1959 movie starring Peter Sellers called “The Mouse That Roared.” It’s about the “Duchy of Grand Fenwick” and a plot to get economic aid from the United States.
  • Steve Deace - Preparing for Primaries

    Preparing for Primaries

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.