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.
I can NOT stand whiney little Rick.<<<<
Rick Bachmann, you mean? I even changed my tag line. He grates the nerves. And he’s done, too!
Breaking News: Gingrich just put his tax returns online...
I think you mean Newt got his ass kicked.
Santorum: Newt supported an individual mandate based on a 150,000 dollar bond for 10 years.
Newt: Harumph, Lincoln-Douglas debates.
Oh, no. The old flake is blathering his isolationist BS again.
This jerk can NEVER be elected President.
Gingrich argued for 10 years for healthcare mandates. Nice try.
Does paul have to bring foreign wars into every topic?? He sounds sane until he does.
Hate the teasers.
Sad but true. He comes across as petulant.
I hate CNN and the MSM. Such a double standard on Rs vs Ds. The Newt story is slimy and timing is horrible. Brian Ross is a hatch guy. They did it to Palin and so many other republicans. But leave all the dems stories alone. The media is a threat to our national security.
Unfortunately, this one is going to stick on Newt long term. Some people can accept a one time affair. But to talk about Open Marriages, 6 year affairs in your wifes bed. And doing this twice with different women. Regardless of how much we had the media, the meme on Friday around the water cooler is going to be Newt’s lewd and borish behavior.
All of the folks on here who think this won’t impact Newt negatively are dreaming. It won’t backfire on the media, because it never does. It is so depressing what they can get away with. Those of us on here are much better informed than 95% of the rest of America. 40-50% get their little bit of daily news from the MSM.
And besides, we must stand for moral value and capitalism. I am very disappointed to see so many here dismissing what Newt has done. The very same folks who raged against Clinton/Lewinsky. Lets stick to our principals.
I am afraid all of our candidates are becoming unelectable. A circular firing squad of sorts. What should have been an easy win for the republican nominee in 2012 is fast becoming less probable. It’s sad. Whoever gets the nomination, we must support. We can’t afford 4 more years of Obama. Any of Newt/Santorum/Romney, are better than Obama.
John King has his shackles UP since Newt slammed him. NEWT released his tax returns tonight...timing...lol
I'll say it again, IMHO, Santorum just took Romney out of this election.
Hey Mitt, your plan f**king sucks! Hey Mitt, the STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS decides what private health insurance meets THE STATES STANDARDS, not the EMPLOYERS. IT IS STATE INSURANCE YOU LYING PRICK!!!
Just when I want to give Paul credit for saying something positive for him, he follows it up with a stupid statement.
Hate the teasers.
Gingrich drops a tax-return BOMB. LOL!
Uh oh...what about yours Romney?
I don’t think Santorum is helping himself!
ROTFLOLOLOL. That vest is tiresome and for a trademark it’s a little juvenile. Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s sweater.
“Ron Paul - please go away”
LOL... We use the time when Paul speaks to take restroom breaks.
OMG, Santorum getting snippy. I think he finally found some passion... We have entered the rabbit hole tonight people, Newt just released his tax returns during the debate.
And he doesn't realize it...
Sheesh - so RPaul wants to gut our military to buy drugs and healthcare? His answer was OK on that healthcare question until he got off track (and I can’t stand him, so that was a real concession for me)
“Santorum is such a dweeb. Why are they giving him so much time tonight?”
Maybe because he won Iowa or something like that. Why all the hatin’ on Santorum? LOL. He would make a fine president.
If you consider Newt a RINO you’d have to more consider Santorum a RINO. His record is much more big-gubmint than Newt’s. And Newt has a litany of conservative accomplishments where all Rick has are positions.
It’s because Santorum doesn’t handle losing well. During one of the earlier debates, when Herman Cain was in his prime, Santorum started trying to bring audience members into the discussion by asking if they wanted 9-9-9.
Rick has the nasty edge to his demeanor tonight. It’ all folks will remember. Michelle redux.
Gingrich has the ability to admit his mistakes. I don’t see that quality in many other politicos...if any.
His undies are dirty .... VERY uncomfortable!
This has been the problem with this good, good man since last May.
Please don't tell me you are seeing it for the first time tonight.
You are wrong. Santorum was shamed when Newt said, Yo, I helped you when you were a Junior Senator.
Then RIckey got all snotty on Newt when in reality Newt has helped and supported Rick’s career along the way.
Rick is disgusting for not respecting Newt for Newt’s willingness to support Rick’s early career. Why Rick S even be on the stage if all he is going to do is bash the most Conservative Candidate?
Little Ricky has a pair of ping pong balls tonight
Santorum needs to go kiss his wife and seven kids and go home.
That was a totally sleesoid question they gave Newt. Probably trying to set him off his game.
I will vote for Newt, he can get my kids’ jobs and they will move out! Yes!
How come no one around here talks about that? I'm queasy about Gingrich but who else we got?
Yes, it’s true that medical costs spiraled out of control after the government got involved in healthcare. Rpaul is right.
Newt's never hid from his past support for the concept. As he's said throughout the primary season, just like the Heritage Foundation which originated the idea in the late 80s/early 90s, he realized it was unworkable and a bad idea.
OK, commerical so have my Baileys Irish Creme. On we go...
RE: Rick has the nasty edge to his demeanor tonight.
He knows this is it for me. Impact or go.
“I love Newt... but, he would NOT be good President. He’s a BiG Government Progressive.. and, PROUD of it.”
Yeah, you’re probly right. Sarah Palin and Jim Rob are supporting him. He must not be much of a conservative. We all know what dumbbells they are.
Newt’s ego is going to be his undoing. Because he can debate doesn’t wrap up the election.
Pride goeth before the fall
Rick will be quitting Sunday morning at this rate. His stand against Newt’s SS answer was big gummit.
LOL! Paul breaks! LOL! You would have MORE time if you left the room during Santorum’s grating whine mimes.
Repudiated? Santorum exposed them both as big government healthcare czars who want to take my money if I don’t buy the health insurance they mandate.
Has FR been podded?
Romney reminds me of a used car salesman. I don’t believe a damn thing he says, just like Obama.
Geez, baiting Santorum against Newt. Rick’s going for it too.
Santorum rolling his eyes to the question of who should get out of the race. Like here we go....
I have to agree with Rick here - that it is a concern that Newt says things at times that are “worrisome”