Monday, January 16, 2012

Santorum Wins South Carolina Republican Debate

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -- Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, knowing that South Carolina is his do or die state, found the fire in his belly, and had an outstanding performance in tonight's South Carolina Wall Street Journal  / Fox News Debate.

Whether you agree with Santorum's policies or not, Santorum owned the podium.  He turned his lawyer on and had Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney repeatedly hesitating on questions - especially when it came to whether felons could vote.  

When Romney responded to Santorum's question and came out against the ability for felons to vote, Santorum immediately threw Massachusetts law allowing felons to vote back at Romney.

Had Santorum stuck with debating Romney, he would have hit the ball out of the park tonight.  But Santorum also went after Former U.S. House Speak Newt Gingrich.  Unlike Romney, Ginrich did not pause or become flustered - but that is expected from Gingrich.  Having debated for decades, Gingrich's everyday conversation is a Presidential debate, whether in an election year or a simple interview in an off year on a Sunday morning talk show.

Newt Gingrich came in second in tonight's debate.  Gingrich addressed South Carolina issues repeatedly, spoke to the audience, and garnered the most audience feedback.

Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to do much better in the debates.  If the Rick Perry of now was the Rick Perry six months ago, he would have stayed in the double digits.

Perry's best line, when talking about releasing Romney's tax record was, "We can't fire our Republican nominee in September ... we should know now whether we have a flawed candidate."

All in all, Perry, Romney, and Ron Paul delivered neutral performances in the debate.




1 comment:

  1. Newt Clearly won the debate and Santorum did good too, but Santorum's answer when he said 1, 2, 3 reasons why people are poor shows why he is not well received by anyone other than those on the far right and that is why I say Newt won. Just listen to the crowd response and clearly Newt WON! Perry did good for him, but not good enough. Paul did well if you like Paul, but he is out of touch with everyday Americans. Romney clearly lost the debate and was on his heals all night. His answer on Abortion totally contridicts what he said in 1994 when he ran here in Massachusetts for Senate against Kennedy. I am from Massachusetts and vote Republican 99% of the time, but if Romney is the Republican nominee I will NOT vote for him because of what he did here in Massachusetts as Governor. I am a Massachusetts Republican who will vote for Obama or a 3rd party if Romney is the nominee. That should tell you something about him - he is fake, he says what he thinks you want to hear, he has no convictions except what is good for him. I can not vote for someone like that! I do not know why people think he is most able to beat Obama if I am a Massachusetts Republican and would not vote from him. How does that make him electable? I want to start a group Massachusetts Republicans against Romney! I am counting on South Carolina to get it right again and give Newt the victory next Saturday. He can beat Obama and when he does he is the smartest person around to make the necessary policy changes to get our country back on the right track.

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