Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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??
  • Ann Coulter - So A Comatose Guy Walks Into a Bar

    So A Comatose Guy Walks Into a Bar

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 9/14/2011 6:35:00 PM EST
    People aren't buying the left's emotional appeals about imaginary victims anymore. The audience member's "Yes!" was a way of laughing in the moderators' faces for trying to pull that crap.
  • Ralph Benko - The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Elections: Jobs Through Gold

    The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Elections: Jobs Through Gold

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A sure signal of a rising policy vector? The Washington Post sends forth a top gunslinger to attack it — “it” being the gold standard and the GOP candidates for considering it.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Debate Jars Perry out of Sweet Spot

    Debate Jars Perry out of Sweet Spot

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are both exactly where they want to be.
  • Rich Galen - The CNN/Tea Party Debate

    The CNN/Tea Party Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/13/2011 4:11:00 PM EST
    A breakdown of the CNN/Tea Party Express debate.
  • Byron York - Will Immigration Cripple Perry's Bid?

    Will Immigration Cripple Perry's Bid?

    Byron York
    Posted: 9/12/2011 4:41:00 PM EST
    A fight over the future of Social Security has emerged as a key feature of the struggle between Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. But there is another issue that divides the two and has not received enough attention: immigration.
  • Star Parker - Of Course Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme

    Of Course Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme

    Star Parker
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I have a great plan for “saving” Social Security.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Perry Punches at GOP Debate -- Both Hits and Misses

    Perry Punches at GOP Debate -- Both Hits and Misses

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a problem. The GOP primary has turned into a two-man race between him and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, it became clear during Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
  • Mona Charen - Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama's vulnerability on the economy and says "go for it." They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs -- and that everything else should be a distant second.
  • Mona Charen - Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama's vulnerability on the economy and says "go for it." They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs -- and that everything else should be a distant second.