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Live Thread: South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate on CNN 8 P.M. EST
Thursday, January 19, 2011 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; cnnscprimarydebate; gingrich; gopdebate; gopscprimarydebate; lautenberg; newt; newtgingrich; santorum; scprimarydebate; southcarolina; worstprimaryever
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To: llandres

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)


1,101 posted on 01/19/2012 7:16:52 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Poser
Newt - confident and comprehesive
Romney - Shaky, defensive
Santorum - Desparate
Paul - Part of me wants to like Paul, but then I come to my senses.
1,102 posted on 01/19/2012 7:17:08 PM PST by fhayek
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Excellent summation by Newt, correctly
identifying Obama as a dangerous radical.

Newt's comments, were spot-on...
Myth..oh well :/

1,103 posted on 01/19/2012 7:17:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: newzjunkey
Yet, you have no problem “overcoming” all of Gingrich's “troubling” past things......ok.
1,104 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:07 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: ConfidentConservative

IMHO....Our candidate will be NEWT!


1,105 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:11 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: bjcoop

>> “ 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?


1,106 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: exit82
The fourth podium will have a sweater vest draped over it.

LOL. I'm afraid the argumentative teenager in the sweater vest will be there too, "come he// or high water."

1,107 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: All

Newts talking to pooper howser MD.


1,108 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:33 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: kristinn

Excellent debate. Santorum committed sue-side, riding in deperation gear. Newt won.


1,109 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; All

Newt ripped the cccpnn at the very beginning of the debate by slapping the Left wing media down.
Go Newt! WooHoo!


1,110 posted on 01/19/2012 7:18:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: WeatherGuy

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


1,111 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:03 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: FreeReign

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.


1,112 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:03 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: mylife
Newt was the only one to bring up that we have to win both houses to change the country. Great point.

Newt is so much quicker on his feet than all of them. I would love that in a President.

1,113 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:29 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: RitaOK

I gave him/her the name. JimRob. :)


1,114 posted on 01/19/2012 7:19:55 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Terrible debate overall, why were no foreign policy questions asked? Way too much time was spent on Jerry Springer level crap.


1,115 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:07 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: gswilder

CNN questions sucked tonight! Totally weak!


1,116 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:16 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Hoodat
Actually, it was Santorum who brought up Newt's involvement in 2010 and Newt was responding.

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.

1,117 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:51 PM PST by newzjunkey (SC: a vote for Santorum or Paul is a vote for Romney's coronation)
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To: RedMDer; Jim Robinson

Right on! GO NEWT!


1,118 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:51 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: All

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


1,119 posted on 01/19/2012 7:20:57 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: fhayek

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).


1,120 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:01 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: RedMDer

Santorum is ragging in the Spin cameras now non-stop against NEWT.


1,121 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:07 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: Miss Didi; Jane Long

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???


1,122 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:16 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: AGreatPer

I believe that Newt is the only one left that sees the big picture.


1,123 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marcella
It was either Baileys Irish Creme or eat my lips off.
Bon Appetite (sp? :)......

1,124 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: RedMDer

Santorum is ragging in the Spin cameras now non-stop against NEWT.


1,125 posted on 01/19/2012 7:21:31 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: SamAdams76

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!!!

/soapbox

With the exception of Paul, the men on the stage would be FAR better than Obama and his racist wife.


1,126 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:21 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: All

Pooper’s Troopers up next.


1,127 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:05 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: pulaskibush
Perry calling people “heartless” over a path to legal status is the main reason he is out of office.

He's still Governor of Texas.

1,128 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RitaOK

Did someone bust Santorums nose when he was a schoolboy?


1,129 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MHGinTN
I think you won't have a hard time finding that video online of Gingrich taking it to CNN and the media. It was a huge slap down.

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?

1,130 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:39 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: RitaOK
Santorum: should be willing to LOSE the race to do what is right.

This is one election we CANNOT lose, Rick.

1,131 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:53 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: tcrlaf
CNN “forgets” to include Newt’s Epic Bitchslap in it’s Deabte recap.

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.

1,132 posted on 01/19/2012 7:23:53 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: RitaOK
Santorum: "I'm willing to lose. I've lost before and I'll lose again. "

Ooooookay, then.

1,133 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:15 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: RitaOK
Santorum is ragging in the Spin cameras now non-stop against NEWT.

I also noticed the questions were pro Mitt as she drilled RS.
Santorum walked right into a trap.

1,134 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:43 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: onyx

Via Twitter;

@JudyKurtz

Judy Kurtz

Newt just told Anderson Cooper: “John [King] did a great job.”

Huh??????


1,135 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:43 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: AGreatPer

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.


1,136 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:17 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: RitaOK

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.


1,137 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:21 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

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.


1,138 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:21 PM PST by gswilder
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To: cincinnati65
Mitten’s tax return response is unbelievably weak. He’s almost as scared to release his tax returns as Obama is to release his birth certificate.

Ha...good one....

standby...DING Ding ding.....

incoming tag line change.......

1,139 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:41 PM PST by spokeshave (Mitt will release his tax returns when 0bambi releases his Birth Certificate and grades)
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To: Danae

Yes. Absolutely.

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.


1,140 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:41 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: moehoward
Rick begging..........welling up
...on his last leg...

1,141 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: bigbob
The camera caught some gal in the audience just after Santo said “vote for me” and her expression was like she’d just swallowed a pickle

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!

1,142 posted on 01/19/2012 7:25:58 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Cato in PA

Sadtorum is so totally done!

That was the worst exhibition I ever saw :-(


1,143 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:01 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: MHGinTN

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/politics/2012/01/19/south-carolina-debate-gingrich.cnn


1,144 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:01 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Rational Thought

One of them wink, wink moments.....


1,145 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn
..we have been supporting Rick Santorum

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...

1,146 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:44 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Poser

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.


1,147 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:44 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: All

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.


1,148 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:05 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Faith-Hope

Did he take up with Calista after the seperation?


1,149 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:23 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Marcella
Santorum knows this debate means whether he survives or not and he’s doing his best to knock Newt out. He’s really a little nasty thing, isn’t 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.


1,150 posted on 01/19/2012 7:27:35 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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