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.
“Rick is done....LOL...Ron Paul just dealt him a bitch slap...”
Yeah, thats gonna leave a mark. Ron got him there. The HORROR...... There is a ring mark on his shine forehead.
That’s what I thought, too...and you know a candidate has bottomed out when even Ron Paul looks good next to him.
Newt’s answer was not pro-amnesty. He specifically stated that to receive citizenship, illegal immigrants would have to go back to their home countries and get in line at the back of the line.
Then Romney pretty much copied Newt’s answer.
Santorums dad can be born in Italy, as long as he was a US citizen at the time of Ricks birth.
That list looks about right to me.
Newt has a 98.6% approval record with National Right to Life. He played a role in stopping partial birth abortions. I dont know how Rick S can go on the road and leave his dying child behind...that would be so difficult for me.
Nope. That speaks volumes about where the media comes down on issues that affect the country, especially when Obama is blowing it.
I would say (out of 4 ****)
Newt *** (obviously tired, and at the end of a LONG day)
Romney ** 1/2 (the tax question really got him, and no big applause moments like Newt had with question #1)
Santorum 1/2 * - completely and deservedly lost any hope with his petty, smarmy and vicious performance tonight.
Paul 1/2 * - Did better than usual because I don’t remember him whining about Iran. Still a universe away from being acceptable as a candidate.
Santorum was correct when he pointed out the “Right to Life” in the Declaration. That is the foundation.
Exactly! We need Rick to stay in the race and give us some kind of option. I hated that Perry left and I sure don't want to lose another one.
I would rate them Newt, Romney/Paul (tied), Santorum, but I'm biased for Newt. Educate me and tell me why I am incorrect.
Whatever the answer, it doesn't matter. As long as he was a US Citizen when Romney was born.
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?
“I also think he burned his bridge with Newt. Im not so sure well see a Gingrich/Santorum ticket.”
Good, because I want Gingrich/Perry.
What debate are you watching?
Santorum got robbed in IA. He would have got a much bigger bump if he had won. I think it was not an accident. Big Money wants Mitt.
“Man - On life issues Santorum really smacks down all other candidates.
He really handed RPauls head to him on a platter ...”
Uh I don’t know... Dr Nut bar got a good bitch slap off just now before the break.
At one point, Newt said he accepts the sincerity of Mitt Romney’s conversion to pro-life. Then moderator King turns right around and says to Romney that Gingrich questions or doubts his sincerity, giving Romney a chance to feel offended by Gingrich.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.