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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: gswilder

Spot on!


551 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:30 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: CynicalBear

Yes, we all know its a media hatchet job, and slimy and smarmy. And you may like Newts debate comeback. (he’s a great debater for sure) But out in America, this story is not playing well for him. I’d love to see Newt as president. But the too much baggage is starting to stick. Having a six year affair in your wifes bed, and wanting an open marriage is alot for our socially liberal society.


552 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:33 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Tigen

8:55 PM RICK SANTORUM You just shot yourself in the foot! Please exit right.


553 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:33 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: ez

Mitt is embarrassing himself talking about how Newt was only mentioned once in Ronald Reagan’s diary.


554 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:57 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: bigbob

LOL. That forgetful imp must have flown out of Rick Perry and into Mitt Romney. He just lost his train of thought and looked to Gingrich to help him. (Newt would not!)


555 posted on 01/19/2012 6:11:10 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: bjcoop

You will really laugh at Santorum in FOURTH place behind even Ron Paul, in South Carolina . LOL!!!!!!


556 posted on 01/19/2012 6:11:27 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: meadsjn

I think Santorum is just there to attack Newt and help Mitt. Will probably have a Romney/Santorum ticket.

Santorum is not coming across as one bit likeable tonight.


557 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:21 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: caww

“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.”

It’s sad that in this day and age someone who is a good man who loves this country is considered too mild mannered to be the POTUS.


558 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:38 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: KansasGirl

Santorum is sweating because he is going to go down fighting! Newt and Romney are not real conservatives. it’s good to get them called out. Ain’t no perfect candidates up there, but santorum’s twice the guy the others are.


559 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:47 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Reddy

Romney really got flustered—he does when he’s challenged, and we DO NOT need that in candidate who has to challenge Obama!


560 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:47 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Kenny
Yep...McRombama is doing his usual schtick...borrowing points from the contenders.

WrongPaul's earmarks don't equal pork?

561 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:47 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: eyedigress

And he’s sweating a lot, you noticed?


562 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:57 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: GOPJ

CNN biased? Amen brother.


563 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:57 PM PST by gswilder
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To: katiedidit1

It was awkward to say the least.


564 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: PapaNew

Yes, sir.


565 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:08 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Kenny

Agree. Romney has got in some good lines this time, and even drawn some pretty good applause. Just got another one for mentioning Obama playing 90 rounds of golf. He’s learning.


566 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:22 PM PST by bigbob
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To: kristinn

Yikes. HATE to say it but Romney is kicking Newt’s ass tonight so far. He knows he is on the ropes in S.C. His buddies at ABC whiffed with their Marianne attack. So he is focusing on Obama and Capitalism, and it is WORKING. Newt better up his game fast.


567 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:28 PM PST by montag813
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To: RobinWWJD

“Rick Santorum is a weasly little schmuck. “

Hey! Why insult weasly little schmucks?


568 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by Pravious
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To: moehoward

>Hey that’s Napoleon Dynamite.<

Until I saw the “bitch slap heard round the world”(coined by trclaf?)I was planning to vote for Pedro.

You gonna eat your tots?


569 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by Califreak ("Burnt By The Sun")
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To: Lady Lucky

Part of me thinks that Romney is worried that Santorum will completely implode and Newt will get his supporters.


570 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: KansasGirl
Santorum looking really angry! Why is he so angry? Is he sweating?

He's losing big in South Carolina.

Tax return question Where's Romney's tax return?

Romney gives the weasel answer. You'll see it on tax day in April.

571 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:37 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: All

If Mitts thinks he’s gonna be able to slide by refusing to release his tax returns until April, he’s full of caca.


572 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:02 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: MestaMachine

Damn, Rick Santorum is looking so bad tonight that even Ron Paul looks good by comparison.


573 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: bigbob

Santorum can come off as a stiff..but. He speaks from the heart, he could use a bit more polish, but he is solid. I really f=do like his focus on manufacturing and the blue collar workers tht got their hands dirty buiding this country..something Romney would know very little about.

I think all of them are doing well. If I had to score it right now, I’d say Newt first, tie between Santorum and Pau for second...and Romney a stuttering third.

I’d vote for any of them over 0bama.


574 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:18 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Reddy

I think Newt looks presidential. Romney was doing OK (I hate to admit) until the tax issues...he still stutters on taxes..and looks terrible. What a STROKE of genius...Newt releases it now...next question!


575 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:22 PM PST by gas_dr (Trial lawyers AND POLITICIANS are Endangering Every Patient in America)
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To: llandres

Romney is sure stammering a lot...and avoiding answering the question about his taxes.


576 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:27 PM PST by livius
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To: Yaelle
You are on the wrong website and will eventually get banned.... it's only a matter of time.. Free Republic IS.


577 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:34 PM PST by show
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To: Lady Lucky
He Said ASK JOHN!!
578 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:46 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: bjcoop

I guess you think JimRob is a RINO too?


579 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:49 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: KansasGirl

Yes, Santorum comes off as a repressed hothead tonight. He’s not going to pull in any additional votes with vinegar.


580 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:02 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: kristinn

Mitt Romney saying he worked for 25 years so he could give people jobs ... sounded like a lie. No one really works to give people jobs. He shouldn’t act like he is trying to do the world good.


581 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:08 PM PST by carmody
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To: af_vet_rr

Sure it is, the truth shall set you free and the truth is there isn’t a good candidate on that stage. Newt is an AGW, Healthcare Mandate untrustworthy guy. Mitt jis a closet liberal. Santorum whines and Paul is half a nut.

Life as a conservative is cruel.


582 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:15 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Red Steel; TitansAFC; onyx; ez; Marcella; TBBT

Mitt Romney bused in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to cheer him on tonight


583 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:15 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: Lady Lucky

I loved that Mitt and Newt had no idea what the question had been ... lol - I’m not sure the moderator did by then, either.


584 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:15 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: Reddy

Unfortunately, when you’re up against a lying, cheating, anything-for-votes guy like BO & his cadre of thugs, being mild-mannered won’t cut it. Sad, but true.


585 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:23 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: kristinn

Mitt Romney saying he worked for 25 years so he could give people jobs ... sounded like a lie. No one really works to give people jobs. He shouldn’t act like he is trying to do the world good.


586 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:23 PM PST by carmody
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To: Bobalu
Santorum is finished after this performance.

I wasn't quick enough to translate all of what my wife screamed at the TV, but it was enough to know Santorum has no chance at the Latino vote in our family...

587 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:40 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Leep
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

I'm from MA. He's an utterly useless RINO fraud. His only ambition is to become president. I don't think he knows what he's going to do if he catches the car, nor does he care.

588 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:40 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: eyedigress

Who cares about taxes


589 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:52 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: GOPJ

CNN has practiced in not letting Newt getting any more standing O’s.

But.... HA ... their first Gotchya question got Newt MULITIPLE standing O’s.


590 posted on 01/19/2012 6:16:49 PM PST by show
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Is willard an illegal ??? lol


591 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:02 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Read McCain’s Opposition Research on Romney that was just released ... sickening that he’s anywhere near the GOP nomination.


592 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:09 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: show

If jimRob wants to ban me he surely can. I’m only posting my opinion and I do feel Santorum would make a safer, better, more conservative President than the deeply flawed Newt. I love FR and JimRob with all my heart and I believe in this country and want to save it. I do not feel newt is trustworthy.


593 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:09 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: MissMagnolia

Romney just bombed. Will you follow your father’s example [releasing taxes]?

“Maybe!” (heh-heh-heh)
Crowd: booooooooooo!


594 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:09 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: llandres

This debate lost all luster after Ricky was about to cry.


595 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: writer33
Myth = no tax records til he's the nominee.

Oh, and he didn't get $$ from his parents.

596 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: montag813

So far, Newt is doing his usual good debate job. Romney is having his best debate in a while. Santorum... goodness what is wrong with him tonite? He seems like he has the flu or something. Sweating and looking weak.


597 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:28 PM PST by gswilder
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To: angelcindy
"Who cares about taxes'

Mitt sure does. There's something in there he doesn't want people to see.

598 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:43 PM PST by moehoward
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To: carmody

Mitten’s tax return response is unbelievably weak. He’s almost as scared to release his tax returns as Obama is to release his birth certificate.


599 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:43 PM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: Reddy

Attacking each other looks extremely petty. Rick better turn his arrows towards obama.


600 posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:57 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for Newt the Bambino)
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