Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Medved - Rise of "Paul Power" Only Helps Obama

    Rise of "Paul Power" Only Helps Obama

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 1/4/2012 9:33:00 AM EST
    Few of Ron Paul’s enthusiastic supporters actually expect their curmudgeonly, 77-year-old champion to win election as President of the United States, but they nonetheless plan to give him their votes in Republican primaries in order “to send a message” to the GOP and the nation at large.
  • Jacob Sullum - The Loneliness of the Non-mainstream Swimmer

    The Loneliness of the Non-mainstream Swimmer

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I don't think Ron Paul represents the mainstream," says Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich, another of the Texas congressman's opponents in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, uses stronger terms, declaring, "Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American."
  • Janet M. LaRue - Hawkeye Hoopla and the Rueful Paul Reality

    Hawkeye Hoopla and the Rueful Paul Reality

    Janet M. LaRue
    Posted: 1/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    My New Year’s resolution is never hearing the words “Iowa caucuses” ever again.
  • Steve Deace - The Year of Newt

    The Year of Newt

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:03:00 PM EST
    Sadly, there are only two candidates offering a real means by which to actually undo that which the Left has done to this country for the past 50 years, and not just conservative platitudes.
  • Michael Brown - Why Are Ron Paul's Followers So Touchy?

    Why Are Ron Paul's Followers So Touchy?

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I know that every candidate has passionate supporters, but it’s obvious that Ron Paul’s followers are especially passionate to the point of being downright touchy whenever he is strongly criticized. Or am I being unfair in my assessment?
  • Katie Kieffer - The Real Ron Paul Stands Up

    The Real Ron Paul Stands Up

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I keep hearing the same three rumors about Paul: He blames America for 9/11, he’s anti-Israel and he’s pro-Iran. So, who is the real Ron Paul?
  • Star Parker - Ron Paul, Reagan, and Republican Youth

    Ron Paul, Reagan, and Republican Youth

    Star Parker
    Posted: 1/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Over time I have observed changes in attitude among many young Republicans and I believe the shifts in attitude I see help explain the rise of Ron Paul.
  • Kevin McCullough - Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 1/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal.
  • Mike Shedlock - Race Baiting and Ron Paul

    Race Baiting and Ron Paul

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When it comes to Ron Paul, many people pretend, with great indignation, that words not even said speak louder than actions.
  • 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!
  • Matt Barber - Ron Paul is Dangerous

    Ron Paul is Dangerous

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    After the most recent GOP presidential debate, reasonable people can disagree as to who came out on top. It was abundantly clear, however, who was smothered beneath the pile.
  • 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.
  • Mike Shedlock - Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul

    Attack Dogs Unleashed on Ron Paul

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 12/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Anyone "rethinking" their Ron Paul endorsement based on things Paul never said is not thinking clearly.
  • Derek Hunter - It's Christmas, so...I Got Nuthin'

    It's Christmas, so...I Got Nuthin'

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 12/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s Christmas, and in the spirit of the season I’m inclined to avoid writing a column with my usual snarky tone. But what topic to choose? What will I be able to write 700-800 words about without mocking? Frankly, I’m not really sure.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Ron Paul Can't Be Allowed To Win Iowa

    Ron Paul Can't Be Allowed To Win Iowa

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s time to have a frank conversation about “the one,” and we are not talking about President Barack Obama.
  • Steve Deace - The Buchanan Treatment Won't Work on Ron Paul

    The Buchanan Treatment Won't Work on Ron Paul

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Should Ron Paul win the Iowa Caucuses, the media narrative is the Republican Party establishment will go scorched earth on the quirky libertarian Texas Congressman, just as they did Pat Buchanan back in the day.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/23/2011 12:15:00 PM EST
    That is the way it works and has to work. When you vote for a candidate, you vote for all of his or her positions. You accept the moral responsibility for the working out of their platform in practice.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    Ron Paul's Truther Squad Includes Everyone Who Votes For Him in Iowa

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/23/2011 10:56:00 AM EST
    So the recent unhinging of Ron Paul from even his already distant shore –calling Michele Bachmann a hater of Muslims, indulging the vile truther nuttery—these are positions that attach to people about to vote for Ron Paul, to those souls about to stand up for him in the Iowa caucuses or pull the lever for him in New Hampshire or beyond.
  • AWR Hawkins - Glenn Beck: A Case Study in What’s Ailing Conservatism

    Glenn Beck: A Case Study in What’s Ailing Conservatism

    AWR Hawkins
    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In between his purchases of gold bullion and road flares, his attempts to put one more gallon of water in his cellar, and the addition of twenty more cans of green beans for dooms day, Glenn Beck has recently taken time to criticize and perhaps even undercut the GOP.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    New Ideas or Fidelity to Old Principles?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you've been watching cable television regularly, you've heard from many analysts who know Newt Gingrich personally. They either call him the smartest man in the room or they tell us Gingrich believes he's the smartest man in the room. Gingrich has always been a government ideas man, and whenever he says something odd, out of the ordinary or otherwise eyebrow raising or provocative, it's explained away as Newt being Newt. His ideas are, in fact, what get him in trouble.


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