Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • Donald Lambro - Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/18/2011 6:26:00 PM EST
    The political battle for the Republican presidential nomination is all about who can get the U.S. economy back on track and restart the once-great American jobs machine.
  • Rich Galen - Perry in the Spotlight

    Perry in the Spotlight

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/18/2011 11:08:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry has been in this race for about 12 minutes and has been deemed the frontrunner; the man who has the best chance of knocking Mitt Romney out of his frontrunner status; the guy who will knock / has knocked Michelle Bachmann out of second place; the man who will force (pick one) Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, or Hopalong Cassidy to reconsider their previous decisions not to get into this race.
  • Bill Tatro - Obama's Secret Jobs Plan to be Unveiled in...September

    Obama's Secret Jobs Plan to be Unveiled in...September

    Bill Tatro
    Posted: 8/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I guess I shouldn’t get so frustrated since President Obama, when asked about his economic recovery plan, simply launched into a diatribe and said wait until September. You know, he may be on to something.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair

    Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 8/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's vast, it's crowded, it's fattening and it's fun. "Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair." The slogan is aptly deserved.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Making Washington Inconsequential

    Making Washington Inconsequential

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 8/17/2011 11:53:00 AM EST
    For liberals, perhaps the only thing more absurd and disagreeable than the prospect of a Washington with radically reduced influence in American life is a presidential candidate pledging to make that reduction a priority.
  • Jonah Goldberg - The Right Candidate

    The Right Candidate

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a distant third) did that. But the two developments are closely related. They're linked by the fact that Barack Obama is very beatable.
  • Michael Medved - GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s probably a good thing that coverage of the Iowa Straw Poll and Rick Perry’s announcement of candidacy upstaged the discussion about the televised GOP debate two days before.
  • Paul Greenberg - GOP Field Narrows

    GOP Field Narrows

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/15/2011 3:31:00 PM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter? The field of Republican presidential candidates has narrowed a bit after the presidential debate-cum-straw poll at Ames, Ia., home of Iowa State, corn-fed beauties of every species, and the GOP's straw-in-the-wind poll.
  • Frank Gaffney - Good News From Iowa

    Good News From Iowa

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 8/15/2011 2:01:00 PM EST
    Straw polls are notoriously overrated. This observation applies especially to the over-hyped one held most recently in Ames, Iowa over the weekend.
  • Rich Galen - Iowa Straw Poll

    Iowa Straw Poll

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:31:00 PM EST
    Bachmann did it with advertising and a ton of what used to be called "free" media - press - but is now called "earned" media. This result will boost her Q-factor but there are two dark clouds on the horizon: Perry and Palin
  • David Stokes - How Organized Will the Christian Right Be In 2012

    How Organized Will the Christian Right Be In 2012

    David Stokes
    Posted: 8/12/2011 2:43:00 PM EST
    A major political question in the run-up to the 2012 election is: How effective will the Christian Right be? The recent mass-prayer rally in Houston led by Texas Governor Rick Perry is the latest indication of the potential potency of the union of politics and faith.
  • Rachel Alexander - Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem

    Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 8/12/2011 12:26:00 AM EST
    Move over Mitt Romney. Rick Perry has a bigger problem to defend from his tenure as governor. Remember the NAFTA Superhighway project?
  • Dwayne Horner - TH Exclusive: Rick Perry Is Running

    TH Exclusive: Rick Perry Is Running

    Dwayne Horner
    Posted: 8/11/2011 5:08:00 PM EST
    Stories started surfaced earlier this week saying that Perry, the longest serving chief executive in Texas history, would use the conservative gathering to remove all speculation about a run for the White House.
  • Dwayne Horner - TH Exclusive: Rick Perry Is Running

    TH Exclusive: Rick Perry Is Running

    Dwayne Horner
    Posted: 8/11/2011 5:08:00 PM EST
    Stories started surfaced earlier this week saying that Perry, the longest serving chief executive in Texas history, would use the conservative gathering to remove all speculation about a run for the White House.
  • Dwayne Horner - Would a Perry Win Be a 'Deathblow' to Karl Rove?

    Would a Perry Win Be a 'Deathblow' to Karl Rove?

    Dwayne Horner
    Posted: 8/8/2011 10:25:00 AM EST
    It’s not Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Fraser, and it may not even be a fight, but much is being written about a feud between Governor Perry’s team and former George W. Bush loyalists. In particular, how a Perry run could affect the fortunes of Karl Rove.
  • Alan Sears - Prayer and the Fabric of America

    Prayer and the Fabric of America

    Alan Sears
    Posted: 8/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ours is nation built on liberty, the ideals of Western Civilization, and prayer. It is also a nation under assault by people who wish to erase prayer from the list: this much was evident in the vitriol hurled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when he recently called his fellow governors and President Obama to join him for prayer for our nation.
  • Cal  Thomas - The Reluctant Presidential Candidate

    The Reluctant Presidential Candidate

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "In a presidential straw poll conducted at the Western Conservative Summit Perry came in second to Herman Cain, but since the politically inexperienced Cain won't win the nomination, Perry's finish demonstrates strength among at least some conservatives."
  • Cal  Thomas - Praying for the Right (or Left) Result

    Praying for the Right (or Left) Result

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 7/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Republican governor and potential presidential candidate Rick Perry will headline a "Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis" on Aug. 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
  • Jim  Ellis - How Rick Perry Wins

    How Rick Perry Wins

    Jim Ellis
    Posted: 7/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    To begin, Perry’s home state of Texas has 152 delegates, second in size only to California’s 172. With its congressional district/caucus delegate apportionment formula, the Governor would certainly attract the overwhelming majority of his own state’s delegate support. Since he ostensibly plays well in the south, Perry can reasonably be expected to win the region.
  • Jim  Ellis - How Rick Perry Wins

    How Rick Perry Wins

    Jim Ellis
    Posted: 7/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    To begin, Perry’s home state of Texas has 152 delegates, second in size only to California’s 172. With its congressional district/caucus delegate apportionment formula, the Governor would certainly attract the overwhelming majority of his own state’s delegate support. Since he ostensibly plays well in the south, Perry can reasonably be expected to win the region.