Skip to comments.Live Thread: South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate on CNN 8 P.M. EST
Posted on 01/19/2012 4:09:17 PM PST by kristinn
And then there were three and a half minds left campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.
Link to CNN livestream page.
Hosted by CNN's John King at the North Charleston Coliseum.
Oh,yeah. If I gave the impression I like Ron Paul, I don’t. I can’t stand him. He’s crazy.
I was just impressed that Rick Santorum made him look sane for a few minutes. Not good.
I was disappointed on the whole. I see some posters thought Newt made a great closing statement. I hope so.
Sometimes we let our preferences color the reality.
The Republican Party didn’t look good tonight.
I hope Newt wins in South Carolina.
And I still miss Perry (but I don’t have an autographed picture)
IMHO....Our candidate will be NEWT!
>> “ You must be a RINO supporting RINO Gingrich. I guess you love those health care mandates. “ <<<
I have a LOT of company on this website and on this particular thread. Take it up with the boss. I have his name for ya’, if you need it. He’s not hard to reach near by. Need it?
LOL. I'm afraid the argumentative teenager in the sweater vest will be there too, "come he// or high water."
Newts talking to pooper howser MD.
Excellent debate. Santorum committed sue-side, riding in deperation gear. Newt won.
Newt ripped the cccpnn at the very beginning of the debate by slapping the Left wing media down.
Go Newt! WooHoo!
I thought that Rick made the best points, and won the debate. His problem is that I think a successful national politician must be more clever and nuanced with his words. That’s what I love about Sarah Palin, and my own Senator Pat Toomey. He chooses his words with a mind toward the fact that most voters are dummies. Bob
Santorum’s plan is similar to the immigration reform plans by Gingrich and Perry, except for the part of giving a path to legal status for those here illegally. Perry calling people “heartless” over a path to legal status is the main reason he is out of office.
Newt is so much quicker on his feet than all of them. I would love that in a President.
I gave him/her the name. JimRob. :)
Terrible debate overall, why were no foreign policy questions asked? Way too much time was spent on Jerry Springer level crap.
CNN questions sucked tonight! Totally weak!
Newt supported the REPUBLICAN nominee for that district, not a 3rd party "Conservative" nominee. Don't act as if Dede was supported over another Republican.
Right on! GO NEWT!
1. Newt ..he’s got SC, the Decider State in the bag, thank God
2. Willard ..thinking towards FL after losing IA & SC
3. Rick ..did as well as he could but it’s OVER Sunday morn
4. Paul ..banana nut flake
Part of me wants to like Ron Paul!
Hah, yeah he does that.
I really think his main support comes from young people who want drugs made legal and peaceniks and isolationists.
But he does make way too much sense on occasion.
Well, all I gotta say is that I hope Newt did as well as his supporters here think he did (and I am now one of them).
Santorum is ragging in the Spin cameras now non-stop against NEWT.
Newt’s closing was passionate when he warned us about BHO being the most dangerous president in our lifetimes - but did you notice Ron Paul SMIRKING when he said that???
I believe that Newt is the only one left that sees the big picture.
Santorum is ragging in the Spin cameras now non-stop against NEWT.
I have to agree. Newt, Mittens, Ron, then Rick.
As for Calsita, She would be a WORLD of positive difference. Shoot a bag of wholewheat rye bread would be a better first lady than that *itch schlepping in MY house married to an Usurper. See, Obama isn’t a constitutional POTUS and everything he has done is illegal. I also believe he owes EVERY American reimbursement for all the money his twitt of a wife has spent on vacations, as well as a the money wasted by protecting and ferrying around a criminal. I WANT REPARATIONS and JUSTICE!!!
With the exception of Paul, the men on the stage would be FAR better than Obama and his racist wife.
Pooper’s Troopers up next.
He's still Governor of Texas.
Did someone bust Santorums nose when he was a schoolboy?
He showed the right amount of emotion - not like when Dukakis who was unemotional to 'the rape question' in 1988.
CNN giving Santorum a platform to rip Gingrich. Asking leading questions like is Gingrich stable to be president?
This is one election we CANNOT lose, Rick.
Hehehehe... which was otherwise surprisingly good.
In the post-game show, Gloria Borgia is baiting Santorum on the other candidates' weaknesses, and he's taking the bait and running with it. He's coming across as a classless jerk. He's an articulate spokesman for social issues, but... damn.
I also noticed the questions were pro Mitt as she drilled RS.
Santorum walked right into a trap.
Newt just told Anderson Cooper: “John [King] did a great job.”
That’s what impresses me about Newt....very quick on his feet. His answers come from knowledge, while everyone else just spouts talking points. Well, Paul doesn’t.
Newt is the strongest candidate by far. I just don’t trust Romney, and of course, do not trust Paul. Santorum just comes across as a whiney tattletale. He may be ready in a few more years, but not now.
Looks like you’re the one tonight who needs the bug spray. Rino, are you? That jerk doesn’t know who he’s talking to.
Newt’s a great debater, and we love his smack down of the media. I know everyone (including me) loved his first response on wifey #2. However that issue is going to sting Newt. Remember Newt is a republican. He can’t get away with infidelities like Clinton and the dems.
Newt will probably win SC. Because the marital issues won’t sink in much in SC before Saturday. But over the next few weeks, it is going to be the water cooler talk al across America. And can you imagine what the late night comedians are going to do with the “open marriage” information (doesn’t matter if it is true or not). I am sure SNL will be doing a skit this weekend or next. And they will probably bring Mitt into the skit saying he is the one who is supposed to have multiple wives. You know it is coming folks. Don’t kid yourself. The ex wife interview is going to cost Newt.
The media just frosts me to no end. Not fair. Just reality.
standby...DING Ding ding.....
incoming tag line change.......
Rush has been pushing Romney a little bit lately. He may think Romney will win and if he does, he wants us to vote for him.
I hope he doesn’t because I’m not totally trusting him, but if he wins, I will vote for him.
Look at what’s in the White House now. The marxist and the pig need to go.
Which reminds me of the ancient quip about the POTUS who looked like he'd been "weaned on a pickle." Fits Rick Santorum quite well!
Sadtorum is so totally done!
That was the worst exhibition I ever saw :-(
One of them wink, wink moments.....
His demeanor in townhalls is much more civil and thoughtful than what we saw tonight.
He came off as whiney. And the nature of his attack on Gingrich was beyond the pale IMHO...
Santo committed suicide tonight. He tried a scorch earth approach and I guarantee you he will not have a seat at the table. He took it to the post debate interviews as well. He acted like a punk ass kid tonight. I would vote for Paul before I would vote for this immature geek.
B’Ore had his body language expert on the other night (my mom was watching him & I just happened to overhear ...:-) She had some really interesting comments about Romney. He projects weakness with his body language .... the way he looks down, away, several other things, including his ‘deflection’ .... he deflects questions rather than looking people in the eye and answering directly, thus the long, rambling, lecturing speechifying. I think this is a key factor why people instinctively don’t like him, don’t connect with him and why he comes across smarmy, not trustworthy ... that is what he is projecting, even though he is saying something else.
Did he take up with Calista after the seperation?
Santorum knows this debate means whether he survives or not and hes doing his best to knock Newt out. Hes really a little nasty thing, isnt hea?
Santorum often has a pained smile on his face. It comes across badly, like Nixon forgetting to shave before his debate. Santorum will have to drop out on Monday. This debate did not help him. He is just a spoiler now, because SC delegates are Winner-Take-ALL.