Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Rachel Alexander - GOP Flip-Flopping Over Mitt Romney

    GOP Flip-Flopping Over Mitt Romney

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:56:00 PM EST
    Three years ago, conservative Republicans were falling all over themselves to support Mitt Romney in the Republican primary over John McCain.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is a revealing, and perhaps sad, commentary on the state of the GOP nomination process that so little - if any - discussion has been spent on the proper role of the federal government's most powerful branch, the scope of its powers, and the identity of its future members.
  • Michael Medved - Drop the Immigration Distraction

    Drop the Immigration Distraction

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With Rick Perry suddenly pushing a flat tax and Herman Cain substantively revising his popular 9-9-9 revenue plan, GOP candidates may finally refocus their feverish, fatuous immigration obsession, dropping an issue emphasis that’s destructive, distracting, demented and downright dumb.
  • Rich Galen - Measuring Iowa

    Measuring Iowa

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/31/2011 3:37:00 PM EST
    Mitt Romney has a strong base of support in Iowa which has not abandoned him in four years. Although they don't get much press, Iowa's moderate wing is loyal and will continue to turn out.
  • Ken Blackwell - Perry’s Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

    Perry’s Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:50:00 PM EST
    Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal for economic growth is a fiscal game-changer, and demonstrably superior to the proposals of rivals Herman Cain and Mitt Romney.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Beyond the Beltway: Mitt Romney’s Nomination a Foregone Conclusion: Really

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:41:00 PM EST
    Despite the surging Herman Cain, the White House’s attempt to link his health care advisors to the much-maligned and constitutionally dubious Obamacare, and tepid support from the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and his backers are confident.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Speaking For the Voiceless

    Speaking For the Voiceless

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:02:00 PM EST
    Seared in my memory is the sound of Kobi Cudjoe, gasping for air, as he read that prayer. He was one of the petition readers at the special mass held on Oct. 23 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., "Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Special Needs."