Rick Santorum Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - Santorum, the Exorcist Candidate

    Santorum, the Exorcist Candidate

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 3/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum has become the alternative to Mitt Romney because the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania comes across as, to use his words, "the conviction conservative" in the GOP presidential primary.
  • Steve Deace - Newt, Santorum: Avengers Assemble

    Newt, Santorum: Avengers Assemble

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 3/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a window of opportunity to avert another four years of the Obama Regime, as well as a devastating down ballot disaster that would threaten many of the substantial gains conservatives just made in 2010.
  • Suzanne Fields -  Super Tuesday: Ringside With a Split Decision

    Super Tuesday: Ringside With a Split Decision

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 3/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republicans still have a lot of bullets in the magazine. Mitt Romney's tin ear, Rick Santorum's gag reflex, Newt Gingrich's endless pomposity and Ron Paul's narrow-minded consistency all come accompanied by big feet to shoot at.
  • Paul Greenberg - It Was Super, Kind Of

    It Was Super, Kind Of

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/8/2012 1:19:00 PM EST
    After his last comeback of so many (now he's down, now he's up, now he's both) Mitt Romney's campaign proved it was alive by eking out a win in the Michigan primary.
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - People Say the Darnedest Things

    People Say the Darnedest Things

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 3/8/2012 11:40:00 AM EST
    Those of you past a certain age may remember the old Art Linkletter show “Kids Say the Darndest [sic] Things.” The one I still remember was when Linkletter asked a little boy if he looked like his daddy. “No,” replied the boy innocently, “I look like the mailman.”
  • Craig James - Rick Santorum is the Conservative Alternative to Obama

    Rick Santorum is the Conservative Alternative to Obama

    Craig James
    Posted: 3/5/2012 2:04:00 PM EST
    In the last few weeks, America has witnessed a remarkable surge in support for Rick Santorum. Trailing in the polls at less than five percent for forty-seven weeks, Santorum was written off as a true underdog without a chance of overcoming Mitt Romney’s well-financed political machine. Yet the latest national polls show him neck-and-neck with Romney, having swept three primary elections in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Santorum's 'Snub' Was No Gaffe

    Santorum's 'Snub' Was No Gaffe

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 3/5/2012 1:21:00 PM EST
    Commentators, not all of them Democrats, have been having a field day since GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum charged Barack Obama with snobbery for pushing the idea that everyone needs a college education.
  • Larry Kudlow - Romney's Upper Hand

    Romney's Upper Hand

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 3/3/2012 12:17:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Michigan by unveiling a pro-growth, 20 percent tax-cut plan and by resetting his limited-government spending cuts and entitlement reforms. In other words, he delivered an economic-growth package. It served him well.
  • Suzanne Fields - Santorum's Theft of True Conservatism

    Santorum's Theft of True Conservatism

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 3/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum is making social conservatives look bad. While President Obama sets off class warfare and exploits natural income inequality, Santorum appeals to the lowest common denominator of social values in reckless pursuit of a winning political formula.
  • Mona Charen - Who's the True Conservative?

    Who's the True Conservative?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 3/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The theme for this year's primary season was set back in May 2011. Recall that the Republican-dominated House of Representatives had just done something that cynics said would not and could not be done. They voted for a budget -- the Ryan budget -- that actually began to tackle the problem of limitless entitlement spending.
  • Rachel Alexander - Is Rick Santorum Really the Most Conservative Presidential Candidate?

    Is Rick Santorum Really the Most Conservative Presidential Candidate?

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 3/1/2012 11:01:00 AM EST
    The anyone-but-Romney conservatives have currently latched onto Rick Santorum as their candidate du jour, providing him with a surge shortly into the Republican primary elections. But is he really that conservative?
  • Robert Knight - Lying When It Works Better Than Truth

    Lying When It Works Better Than Truth

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 3/1/2012 10:21:00 AM EST
    This year’s presidential election will be a contest between truth and lies.
  • Matt Towery - Moe, Larry and Curly Fight for GOP Nomination

    Moe, Larry and Curly Fight for GOP Nomination

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 3/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ok, folks, don't get mad. This little piece is purely to attempt a bit of comic relief from the strife that has been the race for the GOP nomination for president.
  • Ann Coulter - The Problem With Santorum

    The Problem With Santorum

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 2/29/2012 6:39:00 PM EST
    Even when I agree with Rick Santorum, listening to him argue the point almost makes me change my mind.
  • Paul  Kengor - On Santorum, Democrats and 'God's Will'

    On Santorum, Democrats and 'God's Will'

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 2/29/2012 1:00:00 PM EST
    In case you didn’t notice . . . With George W. Bush out of office and a Democrat in the White House, the secular media stopped its handwringing over the president mentioning God. With Rick Santorum’s surge, the hysteria has started again. Every religious utterance by Santorum will be a cause for apoplexy by the liberal press.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Mitt's Big Night and the Road Ahead

    Mitt's Big Night and the Road Ahead

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 2/29/2012 9:58:00 AM EST
    Along with the Weekly Standard's Jay Cost, I think it is hard to see anyone but Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. More to the point, I am of the view that the race for the GOP nomination is effectively decided. Not over, just decided.
  • Walter E. Williams - Equality or Inequality

    Equality or Inequality

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum's speech at the Detroit Economic Club stirred a bit of controversy when he said: "I'm not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been, and hopefully -- and I do say that -- there always will be."
  • Rich Galen - Whew!

    Whew!

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    All over big cities across this great nation of ours Establishment Republicans (ERs) are breathing again because Mitt Romney won both Michigan and Arizona. And Michigan.
  • Ralph Benko - Why Does Rick Santorum Have 'Serious Problems' With the Gold Standard

    Why Does Rick Santorum Have 'Serious Problems' With the Gold Standard

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 2/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The conservative movement respectfully asks those who aspire to the presidency at least to reserve judgment on the critical issue of monetary policy. If unwilling to embrace gold with Dr. Paul or to join with Speaker Gingrich in calling for a gold commission, at least emulate Gov. Romney in maintaining an openness to “look at a whole range of ideas on how to have greater stability in our currency and in our monetary policies.”
  • Tony Katz - Let the Democrats Vote For Santorum

    Let the Democrats Vote For Santorum

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 2/28/2012 5:05:00 PM EST
    The biggest lie ever told is that there is something more important than winning in politics. For the rest of us, the concepts of valor, honesty and morals have clear cut lines and distinctions.