Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • Douglas MacKinnon - Conservatives Arrive At A Critical Fork In The Road

    Conservatives Arrive At A Critical Fork In The Road

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Leaving aside the televised, overly scripted, predictable and marginally useful "debates" now taking place between the Republican candidates for president, there are much more important discussions going on between conservatives and independents who are unified in their belief that for the good of the nation, Barack Obama must be defeated.
  • Ann Coulter - Does Rick Perry Have a Performance Problem?

    Does Rick Perry Have a Performance Problem?

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 9/28/2011 6:37:00 PM EST
    Liberals, whose entire political strategy is the smoke and mirrors of showbiz, have concluded that Rick Perry put in a poor performance at last week's Republican debate and has got to step up his debating technique to get back in the game.
  • Ann Coulter - Does Rick Perry Have a Performance Problem?

    Does Rick Perry Have a Performance Problem?

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 9/28/2011 6:37:00 PM EST
    Liberals, whose entire political strategy is the smoke and mirrors of showbiz, have concluded that Rick Perry put in a poor performance at last week's Republican debate and has got to step up his debating technique to get back in the game.
  • Rich Galen - Chris Christie and Nothing But

    Chris Christie and Nothing But

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/28/2011 9:10:00 AM EST
    This Gov. Chris Christie. Is he running? Yes, he’s running. No he is not running. Former N.J. Gov. Tom Kean says he's running. Christie's brother says he's not.
  • Michael Medved - Perry in Peril

    Perry in Peril

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 9/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Aside from their occasional entertainment value, GOP presidential debates serve to answer one crucial question above all: which of the candidates would do the best job in confronting Barack Obama in a series of fateful televised encounters beginning about one year from today?
  • Tony Katz - The Rush to Race is Ridiculous

    The Rush to Race is Ridiculous

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 9/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Over the weekend, businessman and presidential candidate Herman Cain won the Florida Straw Pollwith a very convincing 37% of the vote. He more than doubled his nearest challenger, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and third place finisher, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
  • Sandy Rios - At Least Perry Has an Excuse

    At Least Perry Has an Excuse

    Sandy Rios
    Posted: 9/26/2011 11:06:00 AM EST
    Pundits seem hell bent on singling out a dismal performance by Governor Rick Perry on Thursday night’s FOX/Google debate, which was the most watched debate in history—proving voters are paying attention in record numbers as the economics tighten.
  • Heidi Harris - Earth to Gov. Perry: True "Heart" Means No Benefits to Illegals

    Earth to Gov. Perry: True "Heart" Means No Benefits to Illegals

    Heidi Harris
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I honestly don’t have a simple solution for teens who are brought here illegally as children, but then again, I’m not running for President. Send them home? Home where? Let them stay? You’re rewarding their parents’ lawbreaking, and encouraging the next wave of parents to do the same.
  • Crista Huff - Sarah Palin Can Save This Republic

    Sarah Palin Can Save This Republic

    Crista Huff
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska shows her to be the bravest, most effective executive I’ve ever seen. She accomplished incredible feats as Governor and united Democrats and Republicans in order to succeed with projects which brought great prosperity to her state.
  • Kevin McCullough - Debunking the Perry Immigration Lie

    Debunking the Perry Immigration Lie

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In this week's GOP Presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Rick Santorum both repeated untruths about Governor Rick Perry's immigration position. It is time to set the record straight.
  • Mark Baisley - Citizen Cain to President Cain No Longer a Reach

    Citizen Cain to President Cain No Longer a Reach

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is there any credibility in the candidacy of the former Godfather Pizza CEO? He has no election experience and the words “Washington” and “Governor” do not appear on his resume. GOP nominee Herman Cain may be a credible notion if we consider not only the competition, but the national mood.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The End of the Beginning

    The End of the Beginning

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 9/23/2011 11:28:00 AM EST
    "These debates do have winners," wrote the Wall Street Journal's Neil King in that paper's "Washington Wire" column last night after keeping up a running commentary on the GOP gathering in Orlando.
  • Cal  Thomas - Texas (Partially) Explained

    Texas (Partially) Explained

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 9/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The cultural and media snobs are trying to explain Texas to those who don't know the difference between a steer and a bull. If you fall into this category, a steer has been castrated -- a bull has not. I'll leave any analogy to East and West Coast elites for you to sort out.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Tyranny of the Typical

    Tyranny of the Typical

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In his 1973 "Libertarian Manifesto," the late Murray Rothbard argued that the biggest obstacle in the road out of serfdom was "status quo bias." In society, we're accustomed to rapid change. "New products, new life styles, new ideas are often embraced eagerly." Not so with government.
  • Walter E. Williams - Gov. Perry's Right About Social Security

    Gov. Perry's Right About Social Security

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie" and a "Ponzi scheme." More and more people are coming to see that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, but is it a lie, as well? Let's look at it.
  • Bill Murchison - The States and Their Powers

    The States and Their Powers

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 9/20/2011 3:02:00 PM EST
    The fashion, one of them anyway, since Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential lists is to bash him as a drooling neo-Confederate, pining for the good ol' days of states' rights. Yessuh, them Yankees tellin' us what to do all the time, why it's just unconstitutional, and we needs to see-seed!
  • Thomas Sowell - The 'Ponzi' Sound Bite

    The 'Ponzi' Sound Bite

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Many in the media and in politics have gone ballistic over the fact that Texas Governor Rick Perry called Social Security "a Ponzi scheme."
  • Janet M. LaRue - Romney's Ponzi Phobia

    Romney's Ponzi Phobia

    Janet M. LaRue
    Posted: 9/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When it comes to Social Security, Republicans should stop treating seniors like the feeble-minded demographic portrayed in commercials written by 13-year-olds on Madison Avenue.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Rick Perry's Bad

    Rick Perry's Bad

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting hammered because he signed an order requiring that sixth-graders be vaccinated against the HPV virus in 2007.
  • David Limbaugh - AttackWatch.com is the Administration's Latest Propaganda Arm

    AttackWatch.com is the Administration's Latest Propaganda Arm

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama's official re-election campaign has set up a website ostensibly to defend him against false attacks, but its obvious purpose is to smear Republicans and propagandize. What could be more shameless??