Rick Santorum Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Rich Galen - Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 11:27:00 AM EST
    Just before 6 PM Saturday, the remarkably efficient information loop known as Twitter exploded with the news that Herman Cain had won the straw poll in Florida.
  • Star Parker - Presidential Debates Are Not Serious

    Presidential Debates Are Not Serious

    Star Parker
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The presidential debates are looking more and more like symptoms of the problems we’ve got than part of the process of solving them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Santorum Keeps It Real in GOP Debate

    Santorum Keeps It Real in GOP Debate

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 9/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There was something remarkably attractive at the Republican debate at the Reagan Library on Sept. 7. No, it wasn't Jon Huntsman's tan, Mitt Romney's hair, Michele Bachmann's shoes or Rick Perry's swagger.
  • Rich Galen - The Reagan Library Debate

    The Reagan Library Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/8/2011 1:45:00 PM EST
    This worked pretty well in Ames, Iowa so let's do it again. Here are my pre- and post-debate impressions.
  • Michael Medved - The Right Answers on Faith-and-Politics

    The Right Answers on Faith-and-Politics

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 9/7/2011 9:59:00 AM EST
    Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and represent a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?
  • Jeff Jacoby - Anti-religious Diatribes Come in Different Forms

    Anti-religious Diatribes Come in Different Forms

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 8/31/2011 7:43:00 PM EST
    In 2007, a prominent Florida televangelist named Bill Keller condemned Mitt Romney's religion in a "daily devotional" to his 2.4 million e-mail subscribers.
  • Jonah Goldberg - My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now, at least in the national polls. Undoubtedly that's the main reason so many East Coast pundits and Beltway wags are making fun of him. He likes guns! He's from Texas! He talks funny! He's a -- gird yourself now -- Christian!
  • Byron York - GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    Byron York
    Posted: 8/23/2011 12:20:00 PM EST
    Republicans dodged a big bullet at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. If just 77 of the 4,283 people who voted for Rep. Michele Bachmann had voted instead for Rep. Ron Paul, then Paul would have won the straw poll. In the end, Bachmann came out ahead with 28.55 percent of the vote to Paul's 27.65 percent. No other candidate was close.
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser  - No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Posted: 8/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some Republicans in recent months have suggested that social issues, including the issue of protecting innocent, unborn children, will take a back seat during the 2012 election cycle. The nation’s unemployment rates, foreclosure rate, and credit rating, are all worse than they were when Obama took office in 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael Medved - Running for Profit, Not President

    Running for Profit, Not President

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 6/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a fateful presidential race gradually takes shape, political junkies will feel both bemused and mystified by the persistence of marginal candidates who have no chance whatsoever of caucus or primary victories. In 2012, as in previous years, it ought to be obvious that some of these purported White House aspirants are actually running for profit, not for president.
  • Michael Barone - Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 6/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "There were two clear winners in the Republican debate."
  • Michael Medved - Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The headline for the big GOP debate should read “ROMNEY SOLIDIFIES HIS STATUS AS FRONTRUNNER” but the appropriate sub-head may prove even more significant in the long run: “Bachmann Makes Energetic and Well-Received Debut.”