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.
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.
"Maybe...I don't know."
Romney is toast!!!
Mitt didn’t inherit money from his father???Where did it go?
Gotta give King credit — he isn’t interrupting every response HE doesn’t like.
Some other moderaters at other debates were constantly interrupting.
which debate are you watching? It’s not the one I have on
Class and Patriotism.
Gee I guess we don’t have a president now, because there are no questions about him.
So who is winning this? I am at a middle school basketball game and can’t watch.
Santourm is trying to be something hes not nor ever will be.
Romney is so Smarmy
A certain attitude often accompanied by a squinty look and a superior smile that makes you instantly hate a person. Similar to snobby.
Cheesy, pretentious, not as attractive as one thinks one is and/or greasy and slimy.
He’s SWEATING because he will be out by Monday. No money and no finess whatsoever.
Arrgh. Got booted from the CNN live site. Can’t get back on.
King is giving Santoru, the leading questions...
This looks like a DESPERATE attempt to drive him up, NEwt down, and force a Romney win.
Why all the Santorum hate?
Romney is trying to reinvent himself tonight. He must have studied how to display emotion and appear more human...still not quite working, though.
Santorum is tiresome.
Newt has done the best, without question.
RuPaul is not getting the same amount of time to deliver his screeds.
“Newt got 4th and in Iowa and 5th in New Hampshire and hes apparently a saint”
Wrong. The final results in New Hampshire show Newt ahead of Rick. I believe Newt is by the far the best candidate to go up against Obama and the msm. If that is a “saint” so be it.
Right - to make a profit in free enterprise. "Profit' must be a dirty word these days.
Santorum is too uptight -comes across that way to me-he should NEVER attacked Newt like the way he hast-that only helps the insider (Romney) Shame on Rick. Newt is doing great under this pressure.
Santorum: “I do dramatic things...” = “I’m exciting, too! Hey, everyone look at ME?! Why are you paying attention to Newt? WAAAAHHHHHHH WAAAAHHHHHHH.....”
Gotta admit - that WAS sweet!
O Boy - it is time for another dose of RPaul... I sure am happier when he is silent today.
I’m going to upchuck. Romney’s father did not “work for a car company.” He was HEAD OF GM! He was a wealthy man, and Romney did not grow up as a poor kid who managed to avoid “going into the car company” and instead gambled everything on a Wall Street career. Romney was wealthy from day one, he was not about to “go into a car company” and work on the assembly line, and he is such a lying sack of you know what that it makes me furious even to hear him.
Nobody said that! But we're in a war with this administration and they are going to fight like yard dogs....Santorum hsa got to get his words precise and know what he's going to say....he doesn't and that's just a fact...he stumbles and is not sure of himself...and it shows...it's that simple.
You’re right, Newt is risky. I’m hoping he wins SC though so the race can go on. Realistically, Rick can’t get ahead before Sat.
I hate political games but I want to see the race continue.
Romney just got slaughtered on Taxes.
Remember who first brought the matter to light?
It was Rick Perry.
I believe I heard that Romeny donated his inheritance.
This debate is depressing me big time.
Santorum is jumping ugly on Newt; it’s become a spitting match about stuff we don’t care about ... about Newt’s time in congress.
This is making Romney look like the adult in the room.
I gotta admit, Romney is looking like the best guy up there right now and I don’t like that.
If it seems that way to me ... a person who was for Perry and has moved to support Newt, I worry about what it looks like to the SC voters.
Is it CNN? Is it Santorum’s bitterness and desperation?
It’s a real downer.
What happened to the energy and positive stuff during the last debate.
I’m sick watching this debate.
He gave his inheritance to charity.
Myth’s dad as Mexican-born makes Mitt not an NBC.
For that reason, coupled with Romneybama Deathcare, the Dems would want him as the nominee.
All four candidates speak clearly and think well on their feet. Newt is obviously the smartest man on the stage. The are arguing mostly about how to undo Obama. This is good.
The Republican party is doing well tonight.
Santorum is tied for last. His target should be Romney and not Gingrich. If he helps take out Romney then its between him and Gingrich.
Santorum’s answer is he’s not at home? He doesn’t trust his wife with their taxes? Oops. He’s just done nothing to help the impression he thinks woman, wives included, are second class citizens.
Not a Paul fan, but I love his Apple in China answer.
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Romney is lying...as usual!
R paul is a waste of time..
Yes, there is. Very strange. They are obviously going to clean it up on this year's taxes, since that's what he wants to release instead of prior years. We all know he makes a ton of money, so can't figure what he doesn't want to show. Odd.
Rick’s worst debate so far.
You’ve been here a month and you’re threatening a twelve year member with banishment? Sure you haven’t been around here before?
“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.”
He’s the next one off the lifeboat. Only he’s too egotistic to admit it to himself.
Perry was a better candidate than Santorum. But unfortunately Iowa gave the surge to him.
So who is winning this? I am at a middle school basketball game and cant watch.
I think newt is winning. But Santorum summoned up all of his might and came out and called newt on his RINO behavior as well as Romney on Romneycare, and I thought he looked pretty ballsy, stepping out of the little box they have for him up there with Spoiler on it, and like a real candidate. My fellow Freepers aren’t taking well to it though. Romney’s been on the ropes a lot tonight.
The longer they keep a pointed question away from Newt, the longer the dry spell against Obama.
Did Ron Paul just say we had to bail out domestic car companies?
I am not enthralled by any of the remaining 4 candidates.
However president Zero is so bad for this country, I will vote against him whoever is the nominee, you betcha. Actually I am hoping for a dead locked convention, and someone like Governor Palin, governor Walker, or governor Daniels gets drafted.