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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: Finny

Thanks, Finny !!!!


1,451 posted on 01/20/2012 6:40:07 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: LibsRJerks
Can you imagine how “unpredictable” this marxist nut case will be with a second term?

Hence my statement:

Gingrich is better than...Obama (definitely)...

1,452 posted on 01/20/2012 6:42:36 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: mylife

I agree with you totally.

I don’t know exactly what it was, but Perry’s presence added some class and dignity to the people on the debate stage.

It wasn’t there last night. There was a big gaping hole of goodness.

But I think he did the right thing. It had become obvious it was not his time. My husband and I have discussed it. We think he should have skipped the first debate when he was still ill and my husband thinks he shouldn’t have mentioned Texas so much.

Although he had an incredibly fine record in Texas, people seemed to be tired of Texas and Texas governors.

He endorsed Newt and I’m going with Newt.

We could have done better.


1,453 posted on 01/20/2012 6:44:36 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: nikos1121

Santorum should drop out and endorse Newt after S. Carolina. Staying in after such a loss will just split the conservative vote and allow Romney to win.


1,454 posted on 01/20/2012 6:50:58 AM PST by Grunthor (I am a conservative, neither half of the one party represents my views.)
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To: Grunthor

Santorum is bitter. Much as I hate to say it, he will endorse romney out of pure spite.


1,455 posted on 01/20/2012 6:56:17 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

I agree that Santorum would probably endorse Romney. Santorum is living in a fantasy land where he is pure and wonderful and Mother’s little helper (since Mother is the state, this is not a good thing). He’s angry that people are not more impressed by this.

That said, his stupid answer about his taxes...they’re on his home computer and there’s nobody there to get them...should have had him laughed off the stage. Somebody that naive and non-professional (not to mention non-technological) thinks he’s qualified to be President of the US?


1,456 posted on 01/20/2012 7:18:46 AM PST by livius
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To: Windflier
Of all the candidates, I trust him the most to actually go on the warpath to remove Obama from our White House. In short, Newt 'gets' that we're at war, and he's dressed for battle.

Indeed we are at war with the enemy within. We, the Patriots of America, palpably feel this fight is afoot. Newt realizes this. He will fight. He relates to the Founders more than anyone and knows what must be done.

1,457 posted on 01/20/2012 7:42:48 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: RitaOK; Marcella; Osage Orange; little jeremiah; reaganaut; Lando Lincoln; RBranha
Sometimes I want the zot button for my very own.

I've got bj blocked because s/he is a Gingrich-hater and a royal pain in the a**.

I posted a simplified set of instructions on how to block someone here

Let me know if that works for you
1,458 posted on 01/20/2012 8:08:03 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: onyx

Oooh, got to order more tea for my son! I can’t even drink it - can’t do caffeine - but it’s good and it is the only bottle I don’t mind getting left in my car. Lol.

No, rush is clearly Not for Romney. However, when he got called out on that yesterday by a Romney caller, he backtracked and said positive things about R. So as not to appear against him. I would bet $ rush is only trying to appear impartial.

Take more D. If you are Ill you must need it. Zinc and C too. Poor thing. Hugs.


1,459 posted on 01/20/2012 8:08:51 AM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Grunthor

“Santorum should drop out and endorse Newt after S. Carolina. Staying in after such a loss will just split the conservative vote and allow Romney to win.”

And he doesn’t care - his ego trumps doing what’s best for the cause. I hope I’m wrong, but I predict he’ll endorse Romney. Only in this case, his followers will NOT do the same (thankfully). Santorum seems to greatly resent Newt. Of course, when you examine RS’s voting record, you see that he’s much more in tune with Mittens politically - both are big government guys.


1,460 posted on 01/20/2012 8:35:30 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: onyx

Me a Paulbot. It’s kinda funny to imagine, ain’t it? :)

Thanks for havin’ my back, dear one.


1,461 posted on 01/20/2012 9:13:55 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: PapaNew

The Republicans, just like the Democrats, have been calling for healthcare AND health insurance reform for decades. Discussions concerning mandatory health care have sputtered off and on due to the fact government already supplies healthcare to indigents and the poor.

Restructuring the way private health insurance is configured across state lines and entire regions would mean greater affordablility of health care to a greater number of people.

Unfortunately, the communists in BHO2’s administration are destroying the greatest healthcare delivery system presently in the world by strangling private health insurance companies.

Newt Gingrich would reverse that anti-business move. That doesn’t mean EVERYTHING in Obamacare was rotten: just most of it.


1,462 posted on 01/20/2012 9:21:03 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: llandres

Thank you. Apparently, without realizing it, I copied all of the Paulbot talking points. I guess I’m psychic. For my next trick, I shall predict all the reasons why FReepers dislike Romney and do so without ever leaving my keyboard.

I am,
The Amazing BuckeyeTexan!

(I’m just full of myself this mornin’.)


1,463 posted on 01/20/2012 9:27:04 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pravious

LOL!


1,464 posted on 01/20/2012 12:17:50 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: SatinDoll
The Republicans, just like the Democrats, have been calling for healthcare AND health insurance reform for decades.

Yes, and with few exceptions (on the GOP side) they're both for more government "solutions" for everything including health care.

We have the best health care in the world. Our health care is the envy of the world. People from other countries who have socialized health care come here when they can for emergency or top-notch health care.

People have short memories, neglect looking at historical fact, and fail to see the current results (repeated failures, NO successes, in other countries) of their desires for government "solutions" for everything. Ron Paul is right about this one: in the sixties, health care WAS affordable. What happened? HUGE malpractice insurance lawsuits were allowed by our Leftist Harvard law-mill judges and health insurance, and thus health care, skyrocketed.

Why was our health care so good? Because it like most other things was based on free market enterprise and competition, so the consumer enjoyed maximum benefit for minimum cost. There was no problem. Government (courts) made health care a problem. The history of the 20th century is a saga of how government creates problems in the name of solving them.

Even with these absurd malpractice and insurance costs, government isn't the solution, its the problem. The answer almost always is let freedom ring and the free market work as it has beautifully in the country for over 200 years. This was as true now as it was in 1961 when Reagan spoke of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs

1,465 posted on 01/20/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: exit82
What they did not count on was the extreme statesmanship and sacrifice of the patriotic Rick Perry, who single handed may have helped derail Mittwit’s coronation and then blunted the “bombshell” effect of the Ex-Shrew’s interview by bowing out and endorsing Newt today. Perry not only did the right thing, the noble thing, and the best thing, what he did will not be forgotten by millions of voters who did not want to be saddled with the ex-Gov. of Mass. as their nominee.

You're absolutely correct. Perry's a hero, and freedom-loving America owes him its gratitude.

1,466 posted on 01/20/2012 4:45:59 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny

I was not a big fan of Perry for Prez, but I’m really excited about his new project of fighting for states’ rights. That’s where the real battle is. If anyone has a direct line to the guy, you might suggest he broach the idea of repealing the 17th Amendment. That’s the one that really did in the 10th.


1,467 posted on 01/20/2012 4:54:52 PM PST by kevao
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To: Hoodat

He gave Newt no credit for either. He’s been running around saying Newt had little to do with the GOP getting a majority and that they would have won it with or without him. Anyone who watched what was going on in the 80’s and 90’s knows that’s an abject lie. And is Newtbdid nothing else. His life, that alone would be a prodigious achievement dwarfing anything Santorum ever achieved......which is why he belittles it and lies about it.

Lloyd rent.

Hank


1,468 posted on 01/20/2012 5:27:27 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: nikos1121

My opinion is that anyone who comes in 4th at this point should drop out. If that’s Santorum, it will be clear that he shot his wad in Iowa. I think he’ll finish 3rd, but if he should come in 4th he needs to take a hint.

He won’t be able to spend a year and visit every county In the remaining states, after all.

Hank


1,469 posted on 01/20/2012 7:38:24 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I just realized who Santorum reminded me of - Maxwell Smart

Max was the hero of the story. His ability to win was often questioned, but never his loyalty nor his good intentions. He took unusual routes, but he always ended up winning. Rick can live with that comparison, especially when Obama is running for KAOS.

Max was voted best dressed spy. He did wear vests a lot, although off the top of my head I don't recall whether he wore any of the sweater variety. With 138 original episodes plus various sequels it would take awhile to check that thoroughly.

1,470 posted on 01/22/2012 4:35:34 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: rwilson99
‘Big Government’ is a concept that is in direct conflict with the Catholic teaching of subsidiarity.

I guess Rick was absent when they covered that teaching in Catholic school, then.

1,471 posted on 01/24/2012 6:35:24 AM PST by transducer
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