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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: AFPhys

Also, Newt had very specific initiatives affecting SC like the Port of Charleston whereas Santorum is just pandering “SC can do anything!”


251 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: All

throwing paul a bone.


252 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:31 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: Nita Nupress

Santorum just quoted a statistic about Iowa because he didn’t have a similar relevant story about SC. Not good

General platitudes... Santorum opens his mouth but doesn’t say anything specific


253 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:32 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Newt is doing better but Romney is doing OK. Dick Morris just said Santorum is boring, and he’s correct.


254 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:00 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Shortstop7

Dick Morris is tweeting that Newt’s “head isnt in it,” and that he made a mistake by “attacking” Marianne.

What the hell is HE watching?????

Hank


255 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:05 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: caww

I kinda thought Rick actually wanted to go further against Rick, hesitated, and thought better of going to far, so he stuck with sputtering about charactor issues. Nevermind that it is the charactor of Marianne the Vicious that is in question in 2011. Newt has overcome his already.


256 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:05 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: tcrlaf
Any issues they talk about tonight are irrelevant.

Newt just won SC in the first three minutes.

257 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:13 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: bobby.223; Pravious

Sorry, missing < /sarc > tag.


258 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:21 PM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: newzjunkey

“Not sure it was a good reply but CNN needs to move on.”

Not sure??? It was a GREAT reply!!! To have given any other response would have legitimized that line of questioning.


259 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:29 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: blueyon

trying to post is almost useless. See you guys later.


260 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:34 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: jessduntno

Santorum did a good job there re manufacturing and SC. He doesn’t have to be snappy and sharp. He would still make a great president. Boring can be damn good!


261 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:41 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: af_vet_rr
I don't think Santorum wants his wife's past brought up

You mean how she was shacking up and doing the wild thing with a real live baby-killer?

262 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:48 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: kristinn; All

Question to retweet for #CNNDebate: Why does the media hide the attrition and enforcement option in dealing with illegal immigration? #scdebate


263 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:54 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: kristinn

Media keep asking the same questions and expecting different answers.

King keeps asking about ‘what government can do’.

The panel keep responding ‘get out of the way’.

King and the media just don’t get it.


264 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:54 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: af_vet_rr

LOL!

Bring it on!


265 posted on 01/19/2012 5:37:54 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: show
Now Santorum is yelling about manufacturing jobs...

Note to Santorum...manufacturing has changed...it's jobs are high-tech now.

That sweater-vest is emblematic of Santorum's backward world view.

Get manufacturing revved up indeed!

266 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:06 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Severa

Can we get rid of the CoCo Puff bird?


267 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:06 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for Newt the Bambino)
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To: Pravious

Romney’s blathering....trying to be tough and get the crowd with him..he failed.

Newt’s got the crowd....Paul’s whinning again...same o same o.

Santorum is flatfooted...he needs to bump it up about ten notches.


268 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:24 PM PST by caww
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To: Nita Nupress; SamAdams76
Romney giving Newt the creepy stare

He can't help it. They haven't worked out all the bugs in that new Android OS just yet.

269 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:24 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: show

Hey, if Santorum knocks himself out, all the better for Newt.


270 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:24 PM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yes. Santorum and Romney are going to be doing their best acting jobs tonight, trying to fire up the conservatives by imitating Newt. Hopefully people can see through the BS.

Ron Paul is his usual wack-job self. These debates would be SOOOO much better if this idiot would stay home with a hot water bottle and reruns of “Golden Girls.”


271 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:31 PM PST by Pravious
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To: katiedidit1; Marcella; Gator113; TitansAFC; greyfoxx39

God bless Newt! STANDING OVATIONS!

I had to eat ice cream and watch from my comfy couch but I’m here now!

GO SOUTH CAROLINA!!!


272 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:39 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: mojitojoe

Check your local AM radio stations. I’m listening to it on the radio.


273 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:02 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Morris is such a whiner. Probably just can’t stand it cause his predictions aren’t coming true.... I’m sure he was anti-Newt like all the rest of the pundits.


274 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:11 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: jessduntno
I’m whelmed by Newt.

The guy who think FDR was the greatest President of the 2oth century and that man-made global warming is ruining the earth??

He makes the best soundbites.. but, he is WHOLLY unacceptable.

275 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:19 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: SpaceBar
Looks like Gingrich’s got this one in the bag.

Kick ass, take names, much to the chagrin of poseurs here and elsewhere.

Barack is visibly shaken, and soon to be publicly disgraced.

276 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:29 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: APatientMan

Romney’s got a cold or something voice is raspy.

I understand Santorum had a boost after Iowa but he probably should quit if he doesn’t do better here.


277 posted on 01/19/2012 5:39:46 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: show

Yeah, Santorum couldn’t help taking a bite at CNN’s bait instead of telling them he wanted to discuss the issues and the damage Obama is doing to the country.


278 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:01 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: APatientMan
RINO's and LIB's everywhere are melting in fear of

PRESIDENT NEWT !!!.


279 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:13 PM PST by show
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To: Future Useless Eater
I've been a Santorum supporter, but his answers have been terrible tonight. He should have dropped out today and thrown his support to Gingrich.

His answer on help for veterans is a nice thought, but it's a Big Government answer. Go home Rick.

280 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Yaelle
Something his wife did when she was young and single doesn’t say a word about santorum’s character!

It doesn't have anything to do with Santorum's character, but the media will not distinguish between Santorum or his wife. If Santorum was up about 10 or 15 points more, you can bet the media would be making sure that folks knew who Santorum's wife slept with.
281 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: katiedidit1

Guarantee you...if Newt has not answered first and received the huge applause..little Ricky would have pounced.

The more I listen to Santorum the more he reminds me of Carter. He an arrogant, self-righteous spiteful little man.


282 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: show

That is better for Rick - he can be good when he lights on fire.

As for what Dick Morris was watching asaying Newt shouldn’t get on Marianne... ??? He needs to reload his machine or reboot his brain...


283 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:52 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: bray

Ugh. Romney gives me that “used car salesman, creepy neighbor” vibe that Bill Clinton gave me when I first saw him. Ick.


284 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:01 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: parksstp

3. Romney creepily smiles at the other candidates or fake laughs, mentions his hair

Oh my gosh. I am going to be “piss drunk” by the first 30 minutes. The others may cause me a short or so throughout the night but Romney’s shot is all night long......lol.


285 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:01 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: onyx
Newt has already dominated this debate by telling the truth right up front. The rest are just mumbling.

Go Newt!

286 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:08 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: Williams

“Dick Morris just said Santorum is boring, and he’s correct.”

What is wrong with having a boring potus?? ;)


287 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: OrangeHoof

I miss Rick Perry. The stage just lacks something without him.


288 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Wizdum
Newt just won SC in the first three minutes.

I missed the first 15 minutes, what did Newt say?

289 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:34 PM PST by riri
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To: Shortstop7

Someone should have told King after Newt smacked the hell out of him “Good thing your wearing dark pants huh Johnny boy” LOL


290 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: katiedidit1

Guarantee you...if Newt has not answered first and received the huge applause..little Ricky would have pounced.

The more I listen to Santorum the more he reminds me of Carter. He’s an arrogant, self-righteous spiteful little man.


291 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:53 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Screw FR tonight... simply tooooo slow to make meaningful comments. :-(


292 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:03 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: going hot

GO NEWT !!!!!!


293 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by show
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To: napscoordinator

my navigator has more personality than mitt


294 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Newt didn’t attack Marianne! Morris is full of it!


295 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:38 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Kenny
Newt got booed??

Not at all. The booing will come soon enough when Ron Paul starts in with his anti-American rhetoric and advocates using the Golden Rule to deal with Islamofacists. Soon-to-be President Gingrich know that the only way to deal with our enemies is to smite them.

Go Newt GO!

296 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:57 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

The guy who think FDR was the greatest President of the 2oth century and that man-made global warming is ruining the earth??

OK...Tim. You got a man up there you like? RuPaul?


297 posted on 01/19/2012 5:43:17 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: riri

Newt went nuclear on CNN for asking about his marriage.


298 posted on 01/19/2012 5:43:26 PM PST by byteback
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Why is it so slow? Not sure I can hang in there either.


299 posted on 01/19/2012 5:43:43 PM PST by Kenny
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To: All

Why is the first audience question in SC asked by a guy from TN?


300 posted on 01/19/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by newzjunkey (SC: a vote for Santorum or Paul is a vote for Romney's coronation)
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