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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: tioga
Rick has the nasty edge to his demeanor tonight. It’ all folks will remember. Michelle redux.

Santorum is forgetting that Romeny is the #1 target and Obama is the #2 target.

Definite shades of Bachmann - don't build yourself up, try to tear down the non-Romneys instead.

Santorum is at his best when he goes after Romney and Obama.
501 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:44 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: All

Santorum is racking Newt over the coals - hope they give Newt a long time to respond.


502 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:48 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: All

Rick stooping to some MAJOR mud-slinging .....


503 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:52 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: A. Morgan

504 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:09 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Yes, that’s clearly the reason for CNN’s interest in the lowest-polling candidate in SC. Sigh.

Darn, I’ve lost the feed. Time to track it down again.


505 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:09 PM PST by livius
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To: Yaelle

Romney looks very confused staring at Newt.


506 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:20 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Missed the timing.....


507 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:20 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: APatientMan

Rick just keeps it up and now Newt is countering him.


508 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:27 PM PST by tioga
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To: show

I don’t respect Newt much at all. To me he is Clinton on the flip side. So put me in the disgusting group as well. But if he runs against the princeI willsupport him so maybe I really am disgusting.


509 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:33 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: refreshed

Rick Santorum is a weasly little schmuck. I hope his nasty biting comments tonight come back to bite him in the arse on Saturday.


510 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Rational Thought
And Gingrich conceded Santorum was right (which he was). Gingrich did support an individual mandate....

I'll post this again this time for you...

Santorum Supported Individual Health Insurance Mandate In 1994 Republican Primary

511 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: KansasGirl

Santorum gets SMACK DOWN #2, from Newt in one round. John King stokes.


512 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: livius

Sontorum is whiny, and saying “Vote for MEEeeee! Please, please, oh please!!!”

“Why are they giving him so much time tonight?”

So they can split the vote, and Romney wins.


513 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Red Steel
I just realized who Santorum reminded me of - Maxwell Smart


514 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RitaOK

Wow, Santy is BOLD tonight. Go, Rick! It’s all true about Gingrich. His 2011 staff all left too. This is true. Newt is not a decent person.


515 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:56 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: onyx
Governor Perry's endorsement ... was courageous, patriotic and an act of true Christianity. God bless Governor Perry!

Amen! When I heard it on the news this morning driving to the gym, I said a prayer of thanks and asked for His blessings on Rick Perry. Rick Perry proved himself to be a pretty big man today.

516 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:56 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Red Steel

Santorum looking really angry! Why is he so angry? Is he sweating?


517 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:02 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: katiedidit1

I think I’ve about had it with this debate tonight.

How many questions designed just to make Newt look bad? This is ridiculous!

Romney gets endless time, every single question, long monologues............

Meanwhile every question pertinent to Newt is DELIBERATELY set up as a LEADING question to attack or demean Newt.

Piss off, Anderson!


518 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:02 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santuckabee is 2012's version of Mike Huckatorum. Avoid Conservicide voting; support Newt!!)
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To: MissMagnolia

I think Santorum would be wise to let up on Newt...he’s not doing himself any favors. Newt slaps him down every time.


519 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:15 PM PST by Zarro (Recall EVERYONE in Congress voting for the NDAA 2012)
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To: jwalsh07
Santorum exposed them both as big government healthcare czars

Santorum is a big government Republican. Not wise to throw stones.
520 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: don-o

Did you notice how the moderator stepped on Newt’s applause? CNN is soooooo biased.


521 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:27 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: A. Morgan

Santorum is finished after this performance.

Whiny little disappointment.


522 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:35 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: KansasGirl

Oh yeah, Mittens taking his shot that he’s not the DC establishment. LoL.


523 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:44 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: bigbob

Hey that’s Napoleon Dynamite.


524 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:44 PM PST by moehoward
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To: All

Romney couldn’t get reelected because he is a big loser.
he is suppose to be mr bussiness man but his state was 47th in job creation.


525 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:44 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: Cato in PA

Rick Santorum is a good man and if he wasn’t being proactive towards the other candidates, people would be saying he’s a wimp. Can’t win for losing.


526 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:55 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: AFPhys
All these people beating their drums about how much good they've done, how good they are....

As the country turned into chaos, tumbling down the drain, broke and bankrupt...

527 posted on 01/19/2012 6:08:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Pravious

I have been supporting lots of people who are now out of the race. I unfortunately tonight think that Rick Santorum is going to be out of the race. That means that Mr.Newt will have to be my guy.


528 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:05 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: don-o

Ricky getting plenty of time from CNN, which is doing its best to beat down Newt.


529 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:05 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: bigbob
RICK SANTORUM = DESPERATION
530 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:05 PM PST by show
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To: hope
Agree....I think he's channeling Bachman.

I was gonna say that!!

531 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:14 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: caww

Romeny blathering about being an outsider...

ONLY BECAUSE HE LOST TO “THE SWIMMER”


532 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: big'ol_freeper
RINO

Speaking of Myth, he seems to be getting a lot less time tonight. He just waved his hand to get some face time.

533 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: SamAdams76
Santorum is really disappointing me tonight. He's coming across as a whiny crybaby and his attacks on Romney and Newt were easily repudiated by both of them.

Guppy-breathing. If he keeps up with this whining, they'll be needing a crash-cart for his campaign.

Seriously, the tension between Rick and Newt is palpable. Maybe Rick is a little miffed because Perry didn't endorse him. Whatever it is, he comes across as a petulant child when he whines.

534 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: ReneeLynn

Santorum is bombing


535 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:32 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: don-o

Put a dress on Ricky and you might mistake him for Bachmann.

What a bitch.


536 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:32 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: bjcoop

Rick needs a hankee, Mittens is channeling Perry.


537 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: newzjunkey
Santorum is taking himself out ...

... after which he will endorse Romney.

538 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:44 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: jwalsh07

Santorum is making a pretty good case for himself IMO.


539 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:44 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: RedMDer

Romney’s a fast learner, quoting all Perry’s big applause lines - state’s rights, outsider, yada yada.


540 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:01 PM PST by Kenny
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To: bjcoop

Im not a Santorum hater I would support all but Paul up there.


541 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:01 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: tcrlaf

Romney’s stuttering is flat out killing me right now. Geez spit it out already.


542 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:01 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: KansasGirl

Rick is acting too over strong. He is helping Romney more.
Newt said he has every right to change his mind for better ideas. Romney is a fake.


543 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:08 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: tioga

He knows he’s fading. It’s desperation. I like the guy but think the writing is on the wall.


544 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:08 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: RitaOK

You must be a RINO supporting RINO Gingrich. I guess you love those health care mandates.


545 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:16 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: MissMagnolia

Trying desperately to post! Santorum is done. He no longer exists for me. shame on you, Rick. Shame.


546 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:16 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Reddy
Rick is solid and doesn’t have skeletons in his closet...

Like Herman Cain?

547 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:16 PM PST by newzjunkey (SC: a vote for Santorum or Paul is a vote for Romney's coronation)
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To: TitansAFC

Keep the faith!!! it’s not over yet. Gingrich is doing great considering the immense pressure. Shows he is a true leader and strong man. Santorum is an ah and so is Mitt.


548 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:28 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Santorum is coming across as petulant.

He always has.

549 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: moehoward

Rick did look like he wasn’t going to make it thru his rant about Newt...yep, like he was about to cry...sheesh that was too obvious something going on within the guy. I don’t think he wanted to go there but did.

Santorum needs to do something other than what he’s doing...not sure I know what that is because he keeps trying to do other than he is....he’s a softball player and it’s hard for him to play hardball IMO. Just too mild mannered.


550 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:28 PM PST by caww
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