Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Steve Deace - Lessons From the Iowa Caucuses

    Lessons From the Iowa Caucuses

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Iowa Caucuses have come and gone, and through all the ups and downs of a volatile and fluid race we learned 4 key things about Iowa and the rest of the race to evict Barack Obama from the White House.
  • Rick Perry - Hard Truths Behind Today's Job Numbers

    Hard Truths Behind Today's Job Numbers

    Rick Perry
    Posted: 1/6/2012 4:25:00 PM EST
    New jobs and unemployment figures came out today, which on their face depict an economy that looks better than many pessimists had anticipated. Understandably, they are being greeted as welcome news from a public desperate for job growth and economic recovery, and an end to the hardship, pain and misery that so many Americans have experienced over the last few years. But while I am all for good news, a couple of hard truths must be told as these numbers are scrutinized today.
  • Rich Galen - When the Circus Leaves Town

    When the Circus Leaves Town

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/6/2012 11:01:00 AM EST
    A political campaign is like a wedding or the launch of a space vehicle in that the planning and activity starts sometimes years in advance, reaches a frenzied pitch in the last days before the event, then it all stops with "I do," the "The vehicles has cleared the tower," or, "We're reassessing."
  • 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.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Comedy Club

    The Comedy Club

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 1/5/2012 1:35:00 PM EST
    It seems former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has undertaken a second career as a stand-up comic. He's now switching occupations the way he once switched political parties.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.