And Then There Were Five – So. Carolina GOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet
That’s right, and then there were five … with Jon Huntsman “suspending his campaign” for president today and making a statement that he believes that Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the GOP to nominate. Huntsman believes he, Romney, could beat Barack Obama and has the resources to accomplish the task.
Many believe that if Huntsman stayed in, he would have held between 7%-10% of the vote making it possible for someone to make a run at Romney’s lead. Fact is, unless those groups that identify themselves as very conservative coalesce around one specific candidate, Mitt Romney will take all of the delegates and begin to establish the argument that there is no better alternative for the Republican run at the office of President!
Question: What the heck is Gov. Rick Perry doing here anyway?
The following presidential hopefuls are participating in the event: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
The following audit trail of real-time postings are 140 character (or less) responses and reactions found on Twitter and this is a process of reporting termed “Tweet-By-Tweet”!
TPMTalking Points Memo – WATCH: Jon Huntsman’s greatest hits tpm.ly/zTGGAP—-FloridaJayhawkFloridaJayhawk – HOLY MOLY>>>>>>> DID MITT ROMNEY’S INSIDERS TRY TO STEAL THE IOWA PRIMARY? ******** RECOUNT = SANTORUM UP BY 80 VOTES**********—-prismsincRic – Hot Air: Huckabee: What a surprise to see free enterprise attacks on Romney from fellow Republicans! bit.ly/wxnm3M
#tcot #ocra—-ProducerSusanSusan Cloud – Can’t argue with the content, but didn’t expect it. New #Santorum ad gets brutally honest about #Romney: therightscoop.com/new-santorum-a… — #GOP2012—-michellemalkinMichelle Malkin – Of course: Alan Colmes gets his facts WRONG on Bush DOJ/New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. The FACTS: is.gd/uJFJhS—-toddstarnestoddstarnes – Newsweek: Why are Obama’s critics so dumb? bit.ly/yTQ3WY Todd: Why can’t Newsweek turn a profit?—-beulahggBeulah Garrett – RT @sigstarget: vid: Obama’s Hidden Past Unraveled bit.ly/z2EuH7 via @WestJournalism—-theblazeTheBlaze.com – VID – MSNBC Guest Suggests Romney is Racist for Giving Money to Struggling Black Woman theblaze.com/stories/msnbc-… via @theblaze TG—-AbieRubinThe Thinking Voter – @BretBaier Al Sharpton has done to african american community complete opposite of MLK’s dream. How does Newt defend friendship? #SCdebate—-DLoeschDana Loesch – I don’t know about you guys, but I’m looking forward to watching all the candidates coddle Romney, I mean debate, tonight. #scdebate—-JedediahBilaJedediah Bila – I still see no Winter Wonderland stage decorations. As I suspected, I’ve been ignored. #scdebate—-prismsincRic – #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn #GameOn @RickSantorum—-theblazeTheBlaze.com – VID – Chat Live as GOP Candidates Square-Off at Fox News/Wall Street Journal Debate theblaze.com/stories/fox-ne… via @theblaze TG—-PolitisitePolitisite – And Then There Were Five – South Carolina GOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet: By: Edmund Jenks… t.co/NlEJOiEv #tcot—-DEBATE START – Introductions – 90 sec./30 sec. are the rules – NO SOUND (conditional)—-FLPolPressFL Political Press – Is The Tea Party Really Diminishing? Trends in the media are not that difficult to pick up on.. bit.ly/xS6szc—-politicalmathPoliticalMath – RT @allahpundit: Tonight’s the night the Perry comeback begins, baby—-MLK Question – Where one stands during challenge – unemployment review – first Q, Gingrich—-ToadonaWireL – My twitter feed is starting to roll! I can tell it is debate time!—-kerpenPhil Kerpen – Kudos to @BretBaier on the perfect opening question.—-secuppS.E. Cupp – Newt seems to have a frog in his throat. I’m guessing he thinks Mitt put it there.—-lesliecarbonelesliecarbone – Gingrich trying to set record for saying “Reagan” in opening statement. #scdebate—-politicalmathPoliticalMath – Reagan, Reagan and Reagan-like. #drink Need to keep 911 on speed-dial—-kerpenPhil Kerpen – Nice #dodge Newt, but what about that promise not to go negative?—-michellemalkinMichelle Malkin – Bret Baier once again presses Newt on his left-wing anti-captialism rhetoric. Once again, #dodge—-mattklewisMatt K. Lewis – First thre questions go to Newt. His answers are pretty solid.—-sanuzisSaul Anuzis – SC Debate: Newt serves – Romney calmly and specifically responds to attacks… a record folks can be proud of – crowd cheers! #scgop—-mattklewisMatt K. Lewis – Romney tonight says that 4 of the businesses Bain invested in added 100K jobs. (Different from saying the “net net” was 100K jobs.)—-DLoeschDana Loesch – Romney should answer for his government bailout as part of his private sector record. #SCdebate—-hughhewittHugh Hewitt – #hhrs #tcot “turning around tough situations” very strong opening by MR “I’m the guy who can best post up against President Obama”—-TPMTalking Points Memo – Perry, to loud applause, “Mitt, we need you to release your income tax.”—-CommentaryCommentary Magazine – RT @tobincommentary: Romney sounds relaxed confident. Gingrich tense, defensive. No mystery about who’s way ahead in the polls. #SCDebate.—-michellemalkinMichelle Malkin – RT @charliespiering: 9:10pm: The reply from Rick Perry was a #DODGE live.foxnews.com—-amandacarpenterAmanda Carpenter – Romney likes to ask questions that can be answered “Absolutely”—-lesliecarbonelesliecarbone – I really wish I could trust Romney to mean what he says.—-CommentaryCommentary Magazine – RT @bethanyshondark: I like hearing a defense of free enterprise more than an attack on it at GOP debates. #SCDebate—-hughhewittHugh Hewitt – I think Romney will sit here and talk Bain all night and win each time. Where is @RickSantorum #hhrs #tcot—-mattklewisMatt K. Lewis – So far during the debate, Romney hasn’t responded to questions about releasing his tax returns.—-freddosofreddoso – Romney hints that the Georgetown story was a union thing — nice move.—-daveweigeldaveweigel – RT @PeterHambyCNN: Ron Paul is running the most negative campaign so far, in terms of television and mail—-DonIrvineDonIrvine – Paul is going to be a thorn in the side of #Santorum #scdebate—-CommentaryCommentary Magazine – RT @tobincommentary: Ron Paul says nothing wrong with negative advertising as long as it’s true. Can’t argue with that. #SCDebate—-politicalmathPoliticalMath – Santorum: Romney’s Super PAC is a liar. Romney: Do you know what a Super PAC is? Santorum: F— you! Romney: No, f— you!—-michellemalkinMichelle Malkin – MT @jimmiebjr: Santorum’s problem is that he voted — & endorsed — the way Bush admin wanted him to. He’s not a leader.—-ToadonaWireL – Nice Santorum!—-jeff_poorJeff Poor – Romney sounds a little like Stephen Colbert on Sunday…—-prismsincRic – Santorum KNOCK OUT #answer on MLK #scdebate—-DonIrvineDonIrvine – Santorum pressing Romney in felons right to vote. #scdebate—-EdMorrisseyEdMorrissey – This is a great issue to debate. Goes to the heart of crime, punishment, & civil rights. I think Santorum’s right on this.—-BREAK – May rethink the whole “BELL” thing
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