Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • 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."
  • Matt Towery - Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Wanna Know a Secret? When "Melrose Place" Meets Politics

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is too juicy not to share. It's a little gossipy and involved, but it stars three presidential candidates, so it's topical stuff.
  • Pat Buchanan - Is America Disenigrating?

    Is America Disenigrating?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 10/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There was a time not so long ago when the nation was united on a common faith, morality, history, heroes, holidays, holy days, language and literature. Now we fight over them all. Our politics are as poisonous as they have been in our lifetimes.
  • Guy Benson - Behind Enemy Lines: Perry Campaign Keeping the Faith in New Hampshire

    Behind Enemy Lines: Perry Campaign Keeping the Faith in New Hampshire

    Guy Benson
    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:00:00 PM EST
    Rick Perry’s Granite State headquarters has the feel of a typical campaign office: Red, white, and blue “Perry – President” placards line the walls, young staffers tap away incessantly on keyboards and Blackberries, and dry erase boards are crowded with maps of the state, important dates, and key endorsements.
  • Steve Deace - What Pastor Robert Jeffries Should Have Said

    What Pastor Robert Jeffries Should Have Said

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is not Mr. Romney’s religion that disqualifies him from the presidency. It is Mr. Romney’s record.
  • Cal  Thomas - Politics and Religion 2012 Version

    Politics and Religion 2012 Version

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
  • Rich Galen - The Dartmouth Debate

    The Dartmouth Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/12/2011 2:25:00 PM EST
    The only candidates that matter at this point are Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Morality, Not Theology

    Morality, Not Theology

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 10/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Robert Jeffress introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. He started a great big hullabaloo by asking, "Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born-again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ?"
  • Sandy Rios - Mormonism and the Presidency

    Mormonism and the Presidency

    Sandy Rios
    Posted: 10/11/2011 1:43:00 PM EST
    Does Mitt Romney, an elder and former missionary of the Mormon Church, believe he will one day be a god…equal to Jesus…ruling his own planet? Does he agree with Mormon teaching that Jesus and Satan are brothers? That America is the Promised Land where Jesus will return one day to rule from the Garden of Eden, which Mormons believe to be Jackson County, Missouri? And do American voters have the right to know this?
  • Douglas MacKinnon - GOP Candidates Should Have Defended Perry Against Liberal Smear

    GOP Candidates Should Have Defended Perry Against Liberal Smear

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 10/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In politics, character does and should count.
  • Janet Mefferd - In Defense of Robert Jeffress: Mormonism is Not Christianity

    In Defense of Robert Jeffress: Mormonism is Not Christianity

    Janet Mefferd
    Posted: 10/10/2011 1:52:00 PM EST
    Michele Bachmann was the Christian “bigot” of July, and now it’s October. So evidently, we now need the media to be outraged about another Christian position that isn’t news and was perpetrated by the newest “bigot” – Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas.


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