Rick Santorum Columns on Townhall

  • Paul  Kengor - Satan and Santorum: Perspective from Reagan's Evil Empire Speech

    Satan and Santorum: Perspective from Reagan's Evil Empire Speech

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 2/23/2012 2:27:00 PM EST
    The secular world today trembles and shudders at the sight of Rick Santorum speaking on good and evil at Ave Maria University in Florida in 2008.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The End of the Debates and the Romney Campaign Ahead

    The End of the Debates and the Romney Campaign Ahead

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 2/23/2012 9:32:00 AM EST
    Like most pundits, I dragged myself along through most of the death march of the 20+ debates. Last night's was an exception. After seeing excerpts of the first our of the debate through the last hour of my radio show, I was obliged to dash to another event and thus could only judge the result through the anlayses offered by others.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Foster Friess' Joke

    Foster Friess' Joke

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 2/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is another horripilation on the campaign trail. Someone has told a joke that has roused the virtue police.
  • Michael Barone - Santorum's Loose Lips Can Turn Convictions to Controversy

    Santorum's Loose Lips Can Turn Convictions to Controversy

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 2/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A candidate's strengths can also be his weaknesses. Take the case of Rick Santorum.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Foster Friess' Joke

    Foster Friess' Joke

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 2/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is another horripilation on the campaign trail. Someone has told a joke that has roused the virtue police.
  • Michelle Malkin - The High Priests of Eco-Destruction

    The High Priests of Eco-Destruction

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum is right. Pushing back against Democrats' attempts to frame him as a religious menace, the GOP presidential candidate forcefully turned the tables on the White House: "When it comes to the management of the Earth, they are the anti-science ones."
  • Ken Connor - Dare to Dream

    Dare to Dream

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    During the presidential contest of 2008, Barack Obama inspired millions of followers with his trademark slogan "Yes we can!" Against the odds, the little known Senator from Illinois went on to defeat the 600 pound gorilla in the 2008 Democrat primary – Hillary Clinton – and to capture the White House as America's first African American president.
  • Mary Grabar - Teaching George Washington When Professors Aim to 'Stop Santorum'

    Teaching George Washington When Professors Aim to 'Stop Santorum'

    Mary Grabar
    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In an age and time when I find most of my college students unfamiliar with the story of Adam and Eve or the origin of the phrase, “judge not lest ye be judged,” I enter discussions about religion with some caution. Almost universally my students do not believe that religious belief is necessary for morality, and seem to be offended by the very concept.
  • Byron York - Why Did Santorum Lose in 2006

    Why Did Santorum Lose in 2006

    Byron York
    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who, in re-election, lost by 19 points,"; Donald Trump, a Mitt Romney supporter, said recently. Then he goes out and says, 'Oh, OK, I just lost by the biggest margin in history, now I'm going to run for president.' Tell me, how does that work?
  • Laura Hollis - Obama, Not Santorum, is the Theocrat

    Obama, Not Santorum, is the Theocrat

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 2/21/2012 11:38:00 AM EST
    I rarely find myself disagreeing with Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute, but I think he's obscuring his own point in the column he wrote for the New York Post over the weekend.
  • Pat Buchanan - Is Obama's America God's Country?

    Is Obama's America God's Country?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 2/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of "some phony theology. ... Not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology."
  • Chuck Norris - Ready To Join the Faith Dream Team?

    Ready To Join the Faith Dream Team?

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 2/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I stated a few weeks ago that I believe that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum have shown the greatest passion for highlighting and fighting against the war on religion (specifically Christianity).
  • Hugh Hewitt - Brokered Conventions and Unicorns

    Brokered Conventions and Unicorns

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 2/20/2012 11:28:00 AM EST
    It is the season for silly predictions about the presidential campaign, and the most absurd of all is that the GOP is headed towards the emergence of a new candidate or a “brokered convention.”
  • Star Parker - The Left Fuels Santorum Surge

    The Left Fuels Santorum Surge

    Star Parker
    Posted: 2/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A succession of high profile left wing decisions and initiatives of recent weeks drive home the extent to which the left is changing the face of America.
  • Kevin McCullough - Newt's Honorable Option

    Newt's Honorable Option

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 2/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just after the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich--or his minions--put considerable public pressure upon Rick Santorum to stand down, to get out, to leave the race.
  • Steve Deace - Michigan: Mitt Romney's  Waterloo?

    Michigan: Mitt Romney's Waterloo?

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 2/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The road to underdog Rick Santorum’s improbable journey to becoming the Republican nominee for President of the United States runs right through favorite Mitt Romney’s “home” state.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Rick Santorum's Willful Ascent

    Rick Santorum's Willful Ascent

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 2/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Santorum was the longest of long shots when, five years after losing his bid for reelection to the Senate by 18 points, he spent much of 2011 campaigning for president in three early-primary states. But he campaigned longer and harder - albeit with less media attention, money, and staff - than any other Republican candidate. By the time Santorum barely won Iowa (as we belatedly learned), he had held nearly 400 town-hall meetings.
  • Crystal Wright - Rick Santorum's Baggage: Loaded with Hypocrisy and Moral Perfection

    Rick Santorum's Baggage: Loaded with Hypocrisy and Moral Perfection

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 2/17/2012 2:01:00 PM EST
    Rick Santorum may be riding high in the polls of late, running neck in neck with Romney, but he’s not the Mr. Clean picture of social conservative perfection he wants everyone to believe.
  • Scott Rasmussen - Numbers Suggest Santorum Could Be Romney's Worst Nightmare

    Numbers Suggest Santorum Could Be Romney's Worst Nightmare

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 2/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a campaign defined by Republican reluctance to embrace Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum has emerged as the latest not-Romney candidate to surge ahead.
  • Michael Gerson - Romney On the Edge

    Romney On the Edge

    Michael Gerson
    Posted: 2/16/2012 8:01:00 PM EST
    The central narrative of the Republican nomination contest is easy to summarize: Any candidate who is perceived as the main opponent to Mitt Romney immediately ties or leads Mitt Romney.


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