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.
*s l o w bump*
He did great going after Mitt but died when he went after Newt on the mandate. He is about to get spanked while looking snippy.
SANTORUM is getting into that Bachmann II mode again. Too loud, too long, too desperate for an applause line and praying for a standing O. What a cranky nag he becomes sometimes.
If I’m not mistaken, Dolly turned 66 today. What a talent.
Santorum took the scalpel to Romney and Newt on healthcare mandates.
Romney continues to blather on....I guess he’s trying to run out the clock.
Santorum talking about legislation written on healthcare, something more important than all the Ex-Wives of the world #CNNDebate #scdebate
Little Ricky is STILL a boring, sanctimonious little Boy Scout... and, no, I DON’T want a boring President. We need a leader. Not this self-important fool.
What’s up with the pained grin on Romney? It’s annoying.
Santorum takes the first shot tonight at the other candidates, Romney and Gingrich.
BTW, I had a crazy aunt who was once in a santorum. Her tales were like "One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest"...and she has worn a sweater vest ever since.
Being specific... pundit asked directly if Newt wanted an open marriage as his ex-wife stated. This was the first question of the night and Newt unloaded on CNN for their "dispicable" way of starting a Presidential Election...and he did not let up...Pundit like a dog with his tail between his legs...
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.You're right, and I hope SC voters make that decision for him, or else the WINNER TAKE ALL provision will throw ALL delegates to Romney!
It's going to be a squeeker! Some of Rick.P's support will go to Newt, but the ABC slime machine tonight will try to undo that.
Any Santorum supporters who do NOT want to give their delegates to Romney should vote Newt.
John King works for the Communist News Network..of course he’s a Dem..I think being a Dem is required before u can work at CNN
I think the events of today wore Newt out. but he may be getting his sizzle back. Has he mentioned Perry’s support yet? He should.
I can NOT stand whiney little Rick.
It’s boring when Romney talks. I have a difficult time paying attention.
I listen to Newt and I try to follow Ron Paul for amusement.
Santorum is not exciting to me either.
Santorum just attacked Newt... can hardly wait for Newt to reply...LOL.
Mittens said that he had compassion for those without medical insurance... implying that the rest of the panel didn’t. Barf.
I can NOT stand whiney little Rick.
Mitt still is defending OK on RomneyCare ... Rick scored, but didn’t knockout Mitt. I think his bringing in Newt challenging him on it was bad for Rick.
I thought Newt handled his latest hit job well and with class. I was also glad to see Sarah renew her support for him..HE may just win SC.And even if Romney wins(buys) Floriduh he only gets half the delegates since we were penalized for going early! So, Newt is in this big time IMHO.
Santorum going up against Romney looks desperate and his attacks are always bushleague compared to Newt.
I can not wait to see it!
Santorum’s attacks are backfiring on him ... rut roh.
Good answer by newt. But Obama will squirm out of all debates.
Oooh, Paul hitting the Speaker too...
Lincoln Douglas debate — Obama can use a teleprompter, and Newt will rely on knowledge...and Santorum stuttering...
LOL...a good old fashioned ass kicking.
which "talking point" is not true??
I love Newt... but, he would NOT be good President. He's a BiG Government Progressive.. and, PROUD of it.
Newt kickin’ass! Obama cam have his teleprompter, I’ll go on what I know.
They (CNN) are just using Santorum.
Oh what a night it is going to be. Starts in 20 mikes. Thanks for the kind words FRiend. Let’s just hope that Newt does well tonight and Santorum goes after Romney and Obama only. I seriously forgot that Paul was still in it. I think he is done except for the big Virginia win he will have.
I’m glad Rick is highlighting our problems fighting Obamacare. Better now than later.
Newt slapped down Santorum.
I have more compassion for those that should be working but can’t find a job. (Uh-Oh, lil Ricky picking a fight with Newt)
He's wearing one of those saggy diapers that leak.
Jeez, after that round about obamacare even I am anxious to hear from Ron Paul for a change
Two great patriots,great photo!!Lucky guy!!
My mom says about Santorum, “He looks and sounds like someone that I can beat up”
Funny how long RPaul was out of it! It was great as long as it lasted.
I have to agree with him, though that gov’t involvement in healthcare (including landing a good blow on Rick due to his support of the prescription drug prog.)
Santorum exposes RINOs Romney and Gingrich on healthcare
Just sent you a Ricola cough drop for your throat. Catch it when it comes through the air.
And Gingrich conceded Santorum was right (which he was). Gingrich did support an individual mandate....
Santorum is such a dweeb. Why are they giving him so much time tonight?
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