Tonight, there is yet another GOP debate.
Now we are down to five candidates. Jon Huntsman is mercifully gone. His three supporters are now free to cheer for Barack Obama.
The real fight tonight is for the conservatives to see if they can figure out a way to stop the liberal in the race, Mitt Romney.
What does this debate hold?
From The Daily Caller:
Expect Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital to be a hot topic at tonight’s debate in South Carolina when the dwindling Republican presidential field yet again takes the debate stage.
The former Massachusetts governor will likely face more questions about his business practices at the private equity firm he founded, which has come under attack in recent days with rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry asking whether Romney’s former company killed more jobs than it created.
“That’s an issue that Romney has not, I think, really defended himself,” Emory political science professor Merle Black told The Daily Caller.
“That’s an issue of vulnerability for him. So any of the other candidates — and Gingrich may well take the lead — you know, that’s an obvious one. I would be really shocked if Gingrich didn’t raise that issue tonight. “
With signs that the attacks on Bain may have backfired, it will be telling to see how hard Romney’s rivals attack him on the issue.
Black, who is considered among the foremost experts on Southern politics, said the issue of Bain Capital “may be a little less [salient] in South Carolina than some other places,” but remains significant considering some of Romney’s misstatements.
Gingrich and the other conservatives need to step up tonight if Romney is to be stopped. If Romney manages to win in South Carolina, hopefully at least one of the candidates will continue on. It would probably have to be Gingrich, as Perry probably does not have the funds to continue and there are a number of later states that Santorum is not on the ballot for.
The possibility of a brokered convention still cannot be ignored. So far only about 20 delegates out of the more than 1100 necessary to win have been chosen.
If we are going to have a chance to stop the impending financial disaster that we will inherit from the Obama, Pelosi Reid axis of fiscal of evil.
Headline at Yahoo.com mere hours after the debate: Romney unscathed from debate attacks LMBO!
A commentary by Reuters pundits... what'd you expect?
The Wall Street Journal had similar headlines. Who is WSJ's big boss, Carol? I'm suspicious of all of them, now.
Newt castrates Juan in public forum...
Love his statement..."help the poor get a job, get a better job, someday own the job"
All I can say is, Amen, Amen, Amen.
Juan needs smelling salts...somebody get him some smelling salts...
NO One Citizens, I don't like Juan Williams.
It is a shame that Obama did not get the scrutiny that all the republican candidates have got before he was elected. There is much to be desired in all the republicans too. I thought there may be a chance obamacare could be dismantled with a republican win, but a feeble attempt at only revising parts of it seems to be Romney's plan. I have concluded that the object of some candidates is only to see who can get the most fools to vote for them.
Romney can get rid of obama and that would make my year. Happy 2012.
THE SCARY THING IS ROMNEY CANT WIN ONLY NEWT CAN DEBATE OBAMA MITT IS MUCH LIKE OBAMA WE NEED SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS FOR THE PEOPLE AND THATS NEWT
everybody but fox news