Rick Santorum Columns on Townhall

  • Maggie Gallagher - The Happiest Wives in America

    The Happiest Wives in America

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:21:00 PM EST
    Let's take a break from politics to ask the burning question: How did Karen Santorum and Ann Romney get so lucky?
  • John Andrews - Land of the Less and Less Free

    Land of the Less and Less Free

    John Andrews
    Posted: 2/1/2012 1:09:00 PM EST
    So now we’ve seen Gingrich’s debating prowess and Romney’s tax returns, Santorum’s sweaters and Ron Paul’s scowl. We’ve heard the State of the Union according to Obama and the State of the State according to governors across the land. But how much does that really tell us about the shape America is in?
  • Rich Galen - And It's Only the End of January

    And It's Only the End of January

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/1/2012 12:22:00 PM EST
    No campaign for President is a straight line upward. Some campaigns are a flat line; some are a straight line down, but no Republican in a contested cycle has ever run the table.
  • David Limbaugh - Let's Honor, Not Stretch, the Buckley Rule

    Let's Honor, Not Stretch, the Buckley Rule

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the intense heat of the present, it is easy to forget even the relatively recent past, but it seems to me that this GOP primary season is more acrimonious than the past few, probably because the stakes are so high.
  • Salena Zito - Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/30/2012 12:06:00 PM EST
    The bustling Versailles restaurant and bakery in Little Havana has a reputation for serving savory pastries, sweet Cuban coffee and politicians who are looking for support among Latino voters.
  • Rebecca Hagelin - Wanted: A Captain to Save the Ship

    Wanted: A Captain to Save the Ship

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 1/30/2012 11:10:00 AM EST
    Who can forget the images last month of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, tipped on its side, half submerged in frigid waters off the coast of Italy? The cause: arrogant recklessness and devastatingly poor leadership. The cost: 16 dead, 16 missing, and millions of dollars in damage.
  • Kevin McCullough - Why Rick So Irritates Mitt

    Why Rick So Irritates Mitt

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 1/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney desperately needs both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to stay in this Presidential race as long as possible. Though it is not a reality the former Governor relishes.
  • Rich Galen - Final Florida Debate

    Final Florida Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/27/2012 10:36:00 AM EST
    The 19th debate in this GOP primary season was held in Florida. This is the last one before Tuesday's primary. From this point on, the pace of primaries and caucuses increases, but the pace of debates slows almost to a halt.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - 1992 Redux

    1992 Redux

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 1/24/2012 3:04:00 PM EST
    hree primaries, three winners, no major consensus on who’s the party should nominate to run against an incumbent president. A fractured party based upon social issues, marital infidelity, wealth redistribution, economic inequality, and a growing deficit saw a series of different victories in early primary states. Such was the dilemma facing the Democrat Party in 1992.
  • Tony Katz - I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ann Coulter is wrong about Newt Gingrich. She is wrong about Mitt Romney. She is wrong about President Obama. Since the election race began, Ann Coulter has been wrong about near everything having to do with the GOP race in 2012. Yet, she's still smarter than near everyone out there. I love Ann Coulter, even when she's wrong.
  • Salena Zito - 'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The four Republicans remain in competition for the party's presidential nod after South Carolina's primary election. Saturday night's stunning results sent the four farther south today in advance of the Sunshine State's Jan. 31 primary.
  • Rebecca Hagelin - Blinded By Hate

    Blinded By Hate

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 1/20/2012 10:31:00 AM EST
    There's nothing that unifies conservatives more than this: We love to hate the media. And no one knows how to take that shared passion and encite us into a mob better than Newt Gingrich.
  • Rich Galen - The Final South Carolina Debate

    The Final South Carolina Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/20/2012 10:30:00 AM EST
    The Lad came East to visit with some clients and had dinner with the Mullings Director of Standards and Practices and, as happens at family dinners in Your Nation's Capital, we talked about politics. I said that I understood that Rick Perry had cancelled much of his schedule on Wednesday afternoon which told me he was going to be out of this thing before the debate last night.
  • David Limbaugh - Middle America Longs for Conservatives To Stand Up To Liberal Bullying

    Middle America Longs for Conservatives To Stand Up To Liberal Bullying

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 1/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I wish Republican politicians would have faith in the largely conservative electorate and not behave as though they'll make themselves unelectable unless they pander to Generic Moderate.
  • Rebecca Hagelin - Culture Challenge of the Week: The Tipping Point

    Culture Challenge of the Week: The Tipping Point

    Rebecca Hagelin
    Posted: 1/19/2012 2:49:00 PM EST
    The past few weeks President Obama requested a trillion dollar increase to the debt limit, appointed another liberal to head the Domestic Policy Council, rejected the Keystone Oil Pipeline and rallied nearly 200 big-time Hollywood supporters to campaign for him. It’s business as usual--just another month in his relentless campaign to destroy American values and prosperity.
  • Hugh Hewitt - MSM and the 13 State Election

    MSM and the 13 State Election

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/19/2012 10:24:00 AM EST
    Will ABC's interview of Marianne Ginrich matter in the South Carolina primary? Will Mitt Romney's wealth and "effective tax rate of 15%" hurt him in the Palmetto State? Will the endorsement of Rick Santorum by key Evangelical leaders over the past weekend in Texas swing him crucial support on Saturday?
  • Larry Elder - On Gay Marriage, Media Gives Obama a Pass

    On Gay Marriage, Media Gives Obama a Pass

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why does President Barack Obama enjoy a no-fly zone on gay marriage?
  • Michael Barone - South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The crowd at the Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate in Myrtle Beach was feisty, with whoops and cheers for Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, though not so much for Ron Paul.
  • Cal  Thomas - Not By Sight, But By Faith

    Not By Sight, But By Faith

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A group of conservative evangelical leaders met in Texas last weekend and endorsed a Roman Catholic for president. Given the history of evangelical antipathy toward the theological underpinnings of the Roman Catholic Church, that in itself signals a remarkable evolution (pardon the word), along with a considerable amount of political pragmatism.
  • Phyllis Schlafly - We Need Pro-Family Tax Policies

    We Need Pro-Family Tax Policies

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 1/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why did Sen. Rick Santorum suddenly surge to the status of a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president after having been treated like a not-to-be-taken-seriously contender in the many television debates? It's not only because a significant segment of conservatives voted by a super majority to back him at a meeting in Houston last week.