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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: 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.


601 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:08 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: kristinn
Romney! Will you release 12 years of your tax returns as did your Dad.

"Maybe...I don't know."

Romney is toast!!!

602 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:14 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: angelcindy

Mitt didn’t inherit money from his father???Where did it go?


603 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:13 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Yaelle

Bingo


604 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Listen up RNC. If we wind up with Mitt Romney, you're not getting my vote in November.)
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To: kristinn

Gotta give King credit — he isn’t interrupting every response HE doesn’t like.

Some other moderaters at other debates were constantly interrupting.


605 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: montag813

which debate are you watching? It’s not the one I have on


606 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:32 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney, but No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency)
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To: angelcindy

Mitt Romney


607 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: altura
I miss Rick Perry. The stage just lacks something without him.

Me too

Class and Patriotism.

608 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: angelcindy

Gee I guess we don’t have a president now, because there are no questions about him.


609 posted on 01/19/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: kristinn

So who is winning this? I am at a middle school basketball game and can’t watch.


610 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:04 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Dysart
Yes, Santorum comes off as a repressed hothead tonight. He’s not going to pull in any additional votes with vinegar.

I wonder if Santorum is pissed that he didn't get Perry's endorsement and that more people don't care about Iowa.
611 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:15 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Reddy

Santourm is trying to be something hes not nor ever will be.


612 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:24 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: af_vet_rr

Romney is so Smarmy

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.


613 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:28 PM PST by show
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To: gswilder

He’s SWEATING because he will be out by Monday. No money and no finess whatsoever.


614 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:28 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann is too loud, too long, too nagging.)
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To: gswilder

Arrgh. Got booted from the CNN live site. Can’t get back on.


615 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: RitaOK

King is giving Santoru, the leading questions...

This looks like a DESPERATE attempt to drive him up, NEwt down, and force a Romney win.


616 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:31 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SamAdams76

Why all the Santorum hate?


617 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:35 PM PST by bjcoop
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To: livius

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.


618 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:45 PM PST by CASchack
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To: bjcoop

“Newt got 4th and in Iowa and 5th in New Hampshire and he’s 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.


619 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:58 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: carmody
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.

Right - to make a profit in free enterprise. "Profit' must be a dirty word these days.

620 posted on 01/19/2012 6:19:58 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Shortstop7

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.


621 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:16 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Caipirabob

Santorum: “I do dramatic things...” = “I’m exciting, too! Hey, everyone look at ME?! Why are you paying attention to Newt? WAAAAHHHHHHH WAAAAHHHHHHH.....”


622 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:25 PM PST by Pravious
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To: show
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

Gotta admit - that WAS sweet!

623 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:25 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Lady Lucky

O Boy - it is time for another dose of RPaul... I sure am happier when he is silent today.


624 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:25 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: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


625 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:29 PM PST by livius
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To: Reddy
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.

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.

626 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:39 PM PST by caww
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To: Yaelle

Biongo again


627 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:50 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Listen up RNC. If we wind up with Mitt Romney, you're not getting my vote in November.)
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To: Yaelle

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.


628 posted on 01/19/2012 6:20:50 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Irish Eyes

Romney just got slaughtered on Taxes.
Remember who first brought the matter to light?

It was Rick Perry.


629 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RummyChick

I believe I heard that Romeny donated his inheritance.


630 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:09 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: onyx

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.


631 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:17 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: RummyChick

He gave his inheritance to charity.


632 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: cincinnati65

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.


633 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: show

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.


634 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: All

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.


635 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: All; Red Steel

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.


636 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:41 PM PST by newzjunkey (SC: a vote for Santorum or Paul is a vote for Romney's coronation)
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To: bjcoop

Not a Paul fan, but I love his Apple in China answer.


637 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by gswilder
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638 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:45 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RummyChick
Romney's whole career is due to his Dad...including his Hahvaad Ed.

Romney is lying...as usual!

639 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:50 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: "Why vote for the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama?")
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To: AFPhys

R paul is a waste of time..


640 posted on 01/19/2012 6:21:50 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: moehoward
Mitt sure does. There's something in there he doesn't want people to see.

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.

641 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:02 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: CASchack

Rick’s worst debate so far.


642 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for Newt the Bambino)
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To: show; Yaelle; Jim Robinson

You’ve been here a month and you’re threatening a twelve year member with banishment? Sure you haven’t been around here before?


643 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: gswilder

“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.


644 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by Pravious
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To: Irish Eyes

Perry was a better candidate than Santorum. But unfortunately Iowa gave the surge to him.


645 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by independent in tx
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646 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:15 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: Sybeck1

So who is winning this? I am at a middle school basketball game and can’t 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.


647 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:17 PM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: Williams

The longer they keep a pointed question away from Newt, the longer the dry spell against Obama.


648 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:30 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: CASchack

Did Ron Paul just say we had to bail out domestic car companies?


649 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:30 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: kristinn

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.


650 posted on 01/19/2012 6:22:40 PM PST by entropy12
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