Rick Santorum Columns on Townhall

  • Ben Shapiro - The Great Conservative Sell-Out

    The Great Conservative Sell-Out

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 1/4/2012 2:50:00 PM EST
    Much of the conservative punditocracy has declared that Mitt Romney is the consensus conservative candidate. If he is, he's the least consensual consensus candidate in modern political history -- the man can't break 25 percent with a sledgehammer.
  • Rich Galen - Annnd... They're Off!

    Annnd... They're Off!

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/4/2012 9:39:00 AM EST
    At long last, real voters cast real votes on behalf of real candidates. One down, 49 to go and that doesn't include American Somoa, Guam, the District of Columbia and other U.S. holdings.
  • Terry Jeffrey - Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling

    Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling

    Terry Jeffrey
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Even though he is a columnist for The Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer often makes shrewd observations about American politics.
  • Salena Zito - Iowa Caucus Voters Choosing With Heads, Not Hearts

    Iowa Caucus Voters Choosing With Heads, Not Hearts

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/2/2012 10:36:00 AM EST
    When Iowa Republicans caucus with their neighbors on Tuesday night, they will have scrutinized the presidential candidates more closely than ever before.
  • Kevin Glass - The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    The RINO Guide to the GOP Primaries

    Kevin Glass
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you call yourself a conservative but consider yourself to be centrist-curious? Looking for a little help on how your heresies from true conservatism fit in with the crop of mediocre GOP candidates? Well, fear no longer!
  • Kathryn Lopez - Santorum's Underappreciated Voice

    Santorum's Underappreciated Voice

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Americans are looking for a president who believes in them. Rick Santorum said on the first day of his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, and he's repeated it many times since
  • Rich Galen - Why Iowa?

    Why Iowa?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/28/2011 4:09:00 PM EST
    We are now inside of a week until the waiting-with-baited-breath Iowa Caucuses.
  • Byron York - Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Huckabee Dismisses Draft But Remains a Force in Florida

    Byron York
    Posted: 12/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Despite having to prepare for a debate far across the state on Dec. 15, four Republican presidential candidates -- Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum -- came here to Des Moines the night before for the premiere of a movie.
  • Steve Deace - A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Contrary to what your local leftist magical thinker/post-modern pundit claims, the Word of God has something to say to everybody on every aspect of human existence.
  • Star Parker - Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

    Santorum Right About Morality and Economy

    Star Parker
    Posted: 11/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Santorum may be dragging up the rear in the line-up of Republican presidential candidates, but I am grateful to him for being the only candidate who insists that the so-called “social issues” remain an integral, explicit part of his agenda.
  • Steve Deace - Preparing for Primaries

    Preparing for Primaries

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - One Year Countdown

    One Year Countdown

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It will take more than a generic Republican candidate to defeat President Obama next year. Repubicans will need a leader that can inspire millions to get involved and take action. Enthusiasm, optimism and passion are called for to make the movement work.
  • Rich Galen - Measuring Iowa

    Measuring Iowa

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/31/2011 3:37:00 PM EST
    Mitt Romney has a strong base of support in Iowa which has not abandoned him in four years. Although they don't get much press, Iowa's moderate wing is loyal and will continue to turn out.
  • Steve Deace - Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/25/2011 10:22:00 AM EST
    Here in the first in the nation caucus state, the race remains very fluid.
  • Steve Chapman - Herman Cain's Glib Confusion

    Herman Cain's Glib Confusion

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 10/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Cain's big achievement up to now was serving as president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. But at the rate he's going, Americans will soon start to wonder if he knows the difference between a thin-crust pie and the box it came in.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: The Inability to Articulate

    Beyond the Beltway: The Inability to Articulate

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 10/20/2011 3:45:00 PM EST
    One common theme emerging from the post-GOP debate analysis is the focus on which candidates scored rhetorical points. Given that the debate is on some (superficial) level about delivering verbal punches, this makes sense.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the two hours of the Republican debate Tuesday night, more energy was spent in back-and-forth bickering than substantive answers. At times, I put my head down to avoid watching the candidates talk over each other.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Reagan Resoluteness, Too -- Not Simply Reagan Recovery

    Reagan Resoluteness, Too -- Not Simply Reagan Recovery

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "It's the economy stupid" is the infamous mantra conceived by political consultant James Carville that underscored the main issue driving the 1992 presidential race. A few months later, Bill Clinton replaced George H.W. Bush (41) as president, and it was the focus on the economy that got him there.
  • Rich Galen - The Dartmouth Debate

    The Dartmouth Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/12/2011 2:25:00 PM EST
    The only candidates that matter at this point are Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain.
  • Rich Galen - Perry, Paul & Romney

    Perry, Paul & Romney

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/10/2011 1:14:00 PM EST
    I was in Las Vegas Friday night as the guest of the conservative Citizen Outreach organization. We got to talking about the importance which may be visited upon the Nevada caucuses this year which, on the GOP side of the ledger has never been that big a deal.