(CNN) – Polling is open in the Palmetto State Saturday as voters kick off the third round of the Republican presidential nomination. Check back here for updates from our reporters and producers throughout the first-in-the-South primary state of South Carolina. Tune in live at 6 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage and follow real-times results at CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Read more here.
The South Carolina contenders are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.
9:50 p.m. ET - @alexcast: "President Obama is so weak he makes J Carter look strong." newt. he's nailing this. if he can frame weak vs. strong....
9:43 p.m. ET - @alexcast: oh no. news media will try to destroy Ging this week for this food stamp pres/anti-elite-newsmedia riff. that will be jet fuel for him.
9:42 p.m. ET - @adamplevycnn: Florida – 50 delegates. Winner take all. Get ready for a southern brawl. #CNNDebate moderated by @wolfblitzercnn on Thursday will be great.
9:40 p.m. ET - @EWErickson: On the CNN tracker, Gingrich's line about anti-religious bigotry causes FL women voters to respond favorably to him.
9:39 p.m. ET - @alexcast: newt message: my opponents are fine but you know they are not the big leader you need. powerful
9:38 p.m. ET - @YellinCNN: On Gingrich's night, Dems stay focused on Romney eg – RT @DWStweets The central rationale of Mitt Romney’s campaign is cratering.
9:37 p.m. ET - Gingrich said if he becomes the GOP nominee, he will challenge Obama to seven three-hour debates.
"I have already conceded he can use a teleprompter if he wants to," Gingrich added.
9:35 p.m. ET – @EWErickson: Newt Gingrich campaigns for Santorum endorsement.
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9:34 p.m. ET – Gingrich issued praise on his three rivals, saying "the four of us are proof you can come from a wide range of backgrounds."
9:30 p.m. ET – After taking the stage at his campaign headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, Gingrich told the crowd that the two recent debates in South Carolina prove the "American people feel that they have elites who have been trying for a half century to quit being American."
"It's not that I'm a great debater ... I articulate the deepest held values of the American people," Gingrich said.
9:24 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Groups Romney won: "moderate or liberal," income over $200K, postgraduate educated, oppose Tea Party movement, religion matters "not at all"
9:13 p.m. ET – @CNNExpress: Let's take the bus!!! “@mattyhoyeCNN: @psteinhauserCNN – Does this mean we might go back to Puerto Rico and Hawaii for their primaries? :)”
9:12 p.m. ET – @adamplevycnn: Gingrich's SC win puts him back into the delegate race. Check out @CNN's updated delegate count here: tinyurl.com/7wyl7kc #SCPrimary
9:05 p.m. ET – @jimacostacnn: Notable that Gingrich doesn't have big name surrogates on stage. Didn't need em.
9:03 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Music at Gingrich party is essentially a Casey Kasem grab bag from 1992 (i.e. atrocious)
9:00 p.m. ET – Appearing live on CNN, Paul said he's taking the race "one state at a time and one day at a time and one debate at a time" and focusing on delivering his message.
8:57 p.m. ET - @ShepherdCNN: And escorted out – too hot in packed room. Don't blame them. RT @ShepherdCNN Newt Gingrich's sisters just escorted into the room
8:55 p.m. ET – Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, who advised Gingrich and then Perry, told @ShepherdCNN that the Perry endorsement greatly helped Gingrich.
"Rick Perry, certainly on what could have been a bad day for Newt Gingrich, helped it become a really good day and put a lot of conservative gas in his tank ... A lot of dominoes went, but I think Newt would tell you that was a pretty good size domino that morning at 11 o'clock," Dawson said.
8:53 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: It is approximately 1000 degrees in Newt HQ. Press sweating. Just the way Newt likes it. pic.twitter.com/jnxuGXaV
8:52 p.m. ET - With 70% of precincts reporting, Gingrich received 40% support, followed by Romney with 27%, Santorum with 18% and Paul with 13%.
8:50 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Romney source " if Jeb (bush) is endorsing us, he hasn't told us yet. " "not expecting".
8:50 p.m. ET - @deirdrewalshcnn: Occupy protestor got into Santorum event threw some confetti , yelled "occupy" & then walked out -Santorum continued speaking #CNNElections
8:49 p.m. ET – @JohnKingCNN: Team @MittRomney says will: deal aggressively w tax issue in week ahead, and turn to @newtgingrich ethics/character #cnnelections
8:39 p.m. ET – Santorum told the crowd: "Three states, three winners, what a great country." @DanaBashCNN: yfrog.com/h3ahfcomj
8:37 p.m. ET - Santorum took the stage at his campaign headquarters in Charleston, SC, flanked by his sons, all donning his now infamous sweater vests.
8:36 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Romney strategy: race into Florida, work over Newt, roll out endorsements. (Paging Jeb Bush) Oh and lots of ads
8:35 p.m. ET - @alexcast: when economic house is on fire, people want a fireman and don't care so much where he slept last night. but they do want reliable one.
8:33 p.m. ET - @YellinCNN: Up next Florida. Who's spending? Romney campaign + SuperPAC $4,862,480 in ads. Gingrich, Santorum $0. All per CMAG thru 1/19.
8:31 p.m. ET - @deirdrewalshcnn: Santorum supporters chanting "we pick Rick" as they await him to come out and address the crowd
8:27 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Gingrich Spokesman R.C. Hammond: "Newt and Jeb are longtime email buddies. They talk all the time ... But there have been no conservations about an endorsement."
8:29 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Fave chant of night "END THE FED" @ ( oh u already know this) Ron Paul headquarters.
8:25 p.m. ET - @AriFleischer: Santorum's thought bubble: I can win this because Newt will blow up Romney, and Newt will also blow up Newt. That leaves me.
8:21 p.m. ET - Romney will finish second in the South Carolina GOP primary, CNN projects.
8:19 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN received a statement from Rob Johnson, an adviser to Texas Gov. Perry, who dropped out of the GOP presidential race and endorsed Gingrich Thursday:
"Governor Perry congratulates Speaker Gingrich on his primary win in South Carolina. Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country. There is no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer and the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement."
8:18 p.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN reports Romney has secured an endorsement from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, according to three Republican sources. A spokesman for Bush denied the report.
8:16 p.m. ET – Speaking to supporters in Columbia, South Carolina, Paul said "This is the beginning of a long, hard slog."
8:14 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Per Romney campaign, Romney and Gingrich talked and had a "nice conversation."
8:09 p.m. ET – With 20% of polling precincts reporting, Gingrich has 41% support followed by Romney with 27%, Santorum with 17% and Paul with 13%.
8:08 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Gingrich house music: "hit me with your best shot."
8:07 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Mitt in double barreled blast. Obama's never run a state or a business& GOP should not nominate someone who hasn't run a bizness or state
8:06 p.m. ET - Romney said he will compete in every state, "I don't shrink from competition."
8:05 p.m. ET - @JohnAvlon: Now Mitt going hard against Newt and Bain attacks – but never mentions him by name.
8:04 p.m. ET – @crowleyCNN: mitt: race "even more interesting" My mom uses "interesting" 4 anything she doesnt like Eg: like this dress, Mom? " It's interesting."
8:03 p.m. ET – Romney also took aim at Saturday's victor Gingrich, saying the GOP party cannot be run by someone who, like Obama, has never run a state or business. He said the Republican Party is the party of "free enterprise, and free markets and consumer choice," despite what his rivals say.
8:02 p.m. ET - @cwelchcnn: Computer problems with the electronic ballot system in Horry Co. SC. Not one ballot counted yet... pic.twitter.com/a4YFb0y1
8:01 p.m. ET – @alexcast: if florida gop is only 31% evangelical, then mitt should still win florida. but his weakness w/ conservatives is troubling.
8:00 p.m. ET - "We've still got a long way to go and tomorrow we're going to move onto Florida," Romney told supporters Saturday before launching into criticism of President Obama.
7:58 p.m. ET - Romney took the stage at his headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina and told the crowd that the race "is getting to be even more interesting."
7:56 p.m. ET - @YellinCNN: What's the Obama Campaign saying 2nite: RT @BenLaBolt Romney has lost independents in all 3 contests. Placed 3rd w/ indies in SC exits.
7:51 p.m. ET – @PaulBegala: Biggest loser in SC? The 100 self-anointed religious conservatives who "chose" Santorum. Biggest winner? David Axelrod.
7:50 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Question to top Romney surrogate "should Romney release his taxes next week?". Answer: "maybe" meanwhile, crowd here does wave.
7:47 p.m. ET - During an interview with @DanaBashCNN in @RickSantorum's campaign war room, the candidate said Gingrich "kicked butt" in South Carolina.
"It's game on again and I can't be more excited," he said, adding that there was momentum behind Gingrich in the Palmetto State.
Santorum predicted a "long race" ahead that will be "the best thing that can happen for whoever the eventual nominee is."
7:45 p.m. ET - @streitfeldcnn: Ballots rolling into Charleston SC Board of Elections to be counted. #cnnelections yfrog.com/nv7a3bkj
7:44 p.m. ET - @sinderbrandcnn: The most important candidate quality for Republican voters today? Same answer they've given all year: Picking a candidate with the ability to beat President Obama. What's new is the candidate who has the advantage among voters who said picking a winner was their top priority: they gave Gingrich the edge over Romney in early exit polls.
7:41 p.m. ET – @LisaDCNN: BOTTOM LINE: Gingrich to win SC. Romney to go after Gingrich. Paul, Santorum likely to go to Florida and blast both frontrunners.
7:40 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Heads up for romney they singing national anthem here.
7:37 p.m. ET - @DanaBashCNN: Seconds after #CNN calls south Carolina for Gingrich, santorum releases travel sked for florida
7:36 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Crowd shouts "President Romney". This is what's called a hard pivot
7:36 p.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: On to florida w/3 winners of 3 early states. #cnnelections. yfrog.com/kjnhdwdj
7:35 p.m. ET - From Lexington County, South Carolina board of elections: Ballots are being dropped off in large boxes that are then carted into be counted by inmates from the Lexington County Department of Correction. They may not be able to vote, but they can help deliver them. (via CNN's Josh Rubin)
7:33 p.m. ET - Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, CNN projects based on exit polls and early vote totals.
7:32 p.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: A brand new #gop race. #magicwall filling in as #SCprimary goes to @newtgingrich #cnnelections yfrog.com/oc4xrskj
7:30 p.m. ET – @DanaBashCNN: View from inside santorum hq. Supporters trickling in. Pouring outside #cnnelections yfrog.com/nx1tinvj
7:29 p.m. ET - @AriFleischer: Rs were 71% of voters and went for G 42%, R 25%. Indys were 26% and went G 30%, R 26%. Significant that Newt carried Indys.
7:28 p.m. ET – Gingrich initiates a campaign "Moneybomb" over Twitter, asking supporters to help him deliver a "knockout punch in Florida."
7:26 p.m. ET - @David_Gergen: Newt isn't just winning becuz SC is conservative. He was the alpha male who rose up and seized the crown. A slugfest ahead.
7:22 p.m. ET - @sinderbrandcnn: Losing Newtmentum? Late deciders gave Newt Gingrich a 26-point edge over Romney – but that gap dropped by more than half among those who decided today, to 42-32, according to CNN exit polling.
7:21 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Newt HQ playing Bad to the Bone.
7:18 p.m. ET - @sinderbrandcnn: An example endorsements don’t matter: Nikki Haley went all in for Romney, stumping with him across the state, and she had 66% approval among voters Saturday. So who did voters who approve of her back in early exit polls? Newt Gingrich, 40-33.
7:17 p.m. ET – @sinderbrandcnn: What women problem? Throughout the South Carolina race, a majority of women Republican voters supported Mitt Romney, while men backed Gingrich. The big question mark heading into tonight had been whether (or how much) Gingrich could expect that gender gap to widen. Instead, he virtually erased it. Gingrich, as expected won men handily, by a double-digit margin. But he won women too, by 5 points over Romney, 37 to 32%.
7:16 p.m. ET - @sinderbrandcnn: Fifty-seven percent of the voters in early exit polls Saturday said it’s very important that a candidate share their religious beliefs - and 46% of those voters backed Newt Gingrich. Romney came in a distant second, at 22%. For those voters who didn’t think shared religious beliefs were all that critical, Romney was the top pick, at 43%. Gingrich was second, at 29%.
7:15 p.m. ET - @streitfeldcnn: Rain picking up sharply in Charleston..polls are closed but the elex board still waiting for precinct results to be delivered by hand to HQ
7:12 p.m. ET – @crowleyCNN: Romney crowd at SC headquarters " Florida here we come"
7:06 p.m. ET - A Romney source told @crowleyCNN the campaign "will not be surprised" with a second place finish in South Carolina. They said the campaign will immediately pivot to Florida, the fourth state to vote on the road to the White House, where "we have a strong organization and big plans for next week."
On tap for next week? A "major" economic speech Tuesday, in which Romney will differentiate himself from Obama and Gingrich. He is also planning a reaction speech Wednesday morning to the president's Tuesday night State of the Union address, according to the source.
7:04 p.m. ET - @SamFeistCNN: #CNNElections: CNN is NOT calling SC at this time. After looking closely at the data, we are waiting for real votes.
7:01 p.m. ET - @DanaBashCNN: Jim bob duggar and 5 of his 19 kids just showed up at santorum hq
7:00 p.m. ET - Polls closed in South Carolina at 7 p.m. ET, but CNN has yet to project a winner. According to exit polling, 38% of voters supported Gingrich, 29% backed Romney, 17% supported Santorum and 15% threw their backing to Paul.
6:54 p.m. ET – @YellinCNN: We're told Pres is at the White House, not watching s carolina returns. Maybe only person in politics not riveted by 2nite's outcome.
6:47 p.m. ET – @JohnKingCNN: Big #cnnelections night and @andersoncooper & @wolfblitzercnn at their stations. #magicwall time. yfrog.com/gybkczoj
6:46 p.m. ET - @stevebruskCNN: Next: Romney and Santorum go to Florida for Sunday events, Gingrich returns to DC, Paul no events
6:41 p.m. ET – @HowardKurtz: Last Sunday everyone expected Romney to win SC. Now anything less than a big win will be seen as setback for Newt. #damnexpectationsgame
6:36 p.m. ET – According to CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon: If Gingrich wins the South Carolina Republican primary tonight, it will mark the first time since 1980 or modern GOP primary history that three different GOP candidates won Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The modern South Carolina GOP primary as we know it today began in 1980; the modern Iowa GOP caucuses as we know them today began in 1976.
The last time it happened for Democrats was 1992 (Tom Harkin won Iowa; Paul Tsongas won New Hampshire; Bill Clinton won South Carolina).
6:35 p.m. ET - @AriFleischer: In SC '08, 34% of voters made up their minds on election day or last 3 days; this year 53%. Late deciders big boost for Newt
6:35 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: DNC Chair @DWStweets tells me don't read into her presence at Gingrich HQ. Asked why Gingrich may win, she pointed to Romney.
6:33 p.m. ET - @deirdrewalshcnn: At Santorum HQ at the Citadel Hootie and the Blowfish playing, appropo of the candidate who talks abt marriage, wedding just down the hall
6:32 p.m. ET – @BrookeBCNN: Fact: IF Gingrich wins tonight, it will be the FIRST time since 1980 that three different GOP candidates won IA, NH and SC. #CNNElections
6:30 p.m. ET - Thirty-seven percent of voters said they decided who to support in the last few days and 16% they made their final decision Saturday, according to CNN exit polling. Did the presidential debates impact voters' decisions? Eighty-eight percent said yes and 11% said no. There were two debates in the past week, including CNN's on Thursday.
6:27 p.m. ET – @JohnAvlon: Atmosphere at Romney HQ is like someone died right before a big party but the caterers still arrived.
6:18 p.m. ET – What issue is most important to South Carolina voters, according to CNN exit polling? Sixty-one percent said the economy, 23% said the deficit, 8% said abortion and 4% said immigration. Seventy-eight percent said they are very worried about the economy and 19% said they are somewhat worried.
6:15 p.m. ET – @David_Gergen: Early exits on high number of conservatives voting encouraging for Newt. Big night.
6:12 p.m. ET - @psteinhausercnn: Guess where John Edwards held his HQ in the 2008 Democratic primary in South Carolina ... JILLIANS ... same place Paul is holding his HQ tonight.
6:00 p.m. ET - According to CNN exit polling: 64% of voters said they were born again or Evangelical Christians. Sixty-six percent said they support the tea party, 25% said they were neutral and 8% opposed the grassroots movement.
5:59 p.m. ET - @AriFleischer: #CNNElections coverage is underway. Fasten your seatbelts. Gonna be an interesting night...
5:57 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Chchchanges? @DWStweets is at Gingrich HQ right now.
5:50 p.m. ET – @PeterHambyCNN: Buzz: bad weather narrows margin a bit, but no one thinks Newt loses tonight. 5 point win is emerging CW right now.
5:47 p.m. ET - @DanaBashCNN: At santorum hq. Aides say he's heading to florida tomorrow morning no matter what happens tonight and will continue on
5:45 p.m. ET - @BrookeBCNN: 15 minutes til live SC Primary #CNNElections. Putting finishing touches on studio!
5:03 p.m. ET - @PrestonCNN: 2 hours before SC polls close, Rick Santorum issues a fundraising email touting: Iowa win, a $1million moneybomb & looks ahead to Fla.
4:53 p.m. ET - @EWErickson: Tonight South Carolina will bring us one step closer to Jeb Bush or Bobby Jindal or someone else saving the GOP from itself.
4:50 p.m. ET – @streitfeldcnn reports that Romney's campaign sent a cake on Saturday to Team Gingrich marking the 15th anniversary of Gingrich's formal reprimand by the House in 1997. See picture of the cake here, per Romney campaign source.
4:47 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Gingrich room. A work in progress. pic.twitter.com/dm03aDla
4:32 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Skies may be clearing over Columbia! #SCPrimary pic.twitter.com/SPfurTmv
4:23 p.m. ET - @CNNExpress: Light turnout in Lexington sc instagr.am/p/jStvG/
4:18 p.m. ET - @EWErickson: Prediction: After tonight, Romney backers within the GOP will be pulling out the stops to raise money for Rick Santorum to keep Newt down.
4:12 p.m. ET - As of Jan. 1, 2012 there were 2,722,344 total registered voters in South Carolina, where residents do not register by party. There is no Democratic presidential primary in 2012. The event was canceled.
4:02 p.m. ET - @PrestonCNN: Tune In Now: Rerunning the CNN/SRLC Debate on #cnn #cnndebate
4:00 p.m. ET - Polls opened at 7 a.m. ET and will close at 7 p.m. ET.
3:45 p.m. ET - There are 25 delegates at stake in Saturday's contest. Eleven are winner-take-all by the statewide vote and 14 are winner-take-all by the vote in each congressional district (2 delegates per district).
3:08 p.m. ET - @DanaBashCNN interviews precinct leader Ivy Wright-Coleman in Charleston, South Carolina. She has worked in the polls for 27 years and described the turnout as "moderate ... much higher in the past."
2:50 p.m. ET - @jimacostacnn: Torrential downpours in Columbia. My producer @mattyhoyeCNN and I counted six pile-ups on the roads in. #SCPrimary
2:30 p.m. ET - SPIN CYCLE? @tromney: Nothing like the glamorous life on the road pic.twitter.com/Xuj9b3H8
1:45 p.m. ET - Team Gingrich pointed out that Saturday is the 15th anniversary of Gingrich's formal reprimand by the House "ethical wrongdoing." The Hose voted on Jan. 21, 1997.
1 p.m. ET - Tornado watch in affect until 8 p.m. in 14 South Carolina counties, including Counties included: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Bamberg, Calhoun, Edhgefiel, Fairfield, Hampton, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda counties.
12:51 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: New ARG poll: Newt up by double digits here in SC. Fasten seat belts for landing.
Gingrich is a twice divorced 'Catholic' who, in the 90s was championing mandatory health insurance. (what is now dubbed 'Obamacare') Proof, once again, that some so-called conservatives would sell their mother's liver ahead of actual conservative principles. I'm very disappointed in SC right now. Shame on you!
This person couldn't be loyal to his own blood family and couldn't keep a family of 4 together, why do we feel that he'd be able to manage a country with millions of people and lead us as one?
You know if by some "hanging chad" miracle Newt was elected president, he really should offer John King the job of White House press spokesman.
Can someone help me to understand "WHY" a former Massachusetts Governor, a former White House Speaker, a former Senator of Pennsylvania, and a Representative of Texas, who are running for the Presidency of the United States, call President Obama, "Obama", IT SHOWS LACK OF RESPECT, whether they like it or not, he is the President of the United States.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA "YES WE CAN 2012"
NEWT will never be elected ... NO worries. Wait until the dems expose his skeletons!
Wow!. Thank you CNN for finally including Dr. Paul in discussion on your coverage. Of course this was done after you felt he had no chance of winning the nomination. Due to corporate sponsored media as yourself, he never got a fair shake. It is amazing how many votes he was able to get. I hope the Demos and Repubs are happy tonight. They will have to get elected without my vote. There are third party options available to me. These will not win the election, but they will win my support. Have a nice flight.
Well after watching the exit polls, you can certainly conclude one thing people at CNN don't think people under 30
count! I guess Independents don't count either. Good job of slanting things the way you want them to go.
America has bills to pay. So you have two options:
Vote for Democrats, and watch taxes on the rich go up.
Vote for Republicans, and watch your own taxes go up.
I am an American who married a wonderful Canadian and have been living here in British Columbia for over 20 years now....I still watch American politics, and this year more so. I just listened to Newt Gingrich's speech and his threat that Prime Minister Harper was going to build the pipeline to Vancouver and sell the oil to China. Maybe he should check his facts on that one. The pipeline to be built is not puposed to go to Vancouver and there are as many, if not more, environmental issues here. It isn't a go here by any means......
How many delegates did he win?
Watching CNN's live coverage of the South Carolina primary...Newt talks about American Exceptionalism, Newt Talks about Patriotism, Newt compares Obama to a commusinst, the crowd goes wild. I get that. What I don;t get is that the talking heads on your live coverage are gushing and don't see this for what it is what David Kelley cleverly exposed on Boston Legal as the "good god almighty this is America card". What happened did their brains freeze and turn to mush? Did they suddenly lose all critical reasoning. Just watch as the meter goes up as Gingrich connects with the American people. Really? God God Almighty this is America.
Cnn.....Thanks Alot !! S.C. went for the Bait from Gringrich, and he knows what he does. I am ashamed of S.C. Your state no longer can claim you pick the pres. nominee. The rest of us have to correct this ERROR... I thought the Rep. Party is to put a Decent Man that cares about the Nation. No..S.C. picks a canidate that will bring along his 3rd wife, and prior X mistress. He is forgiven, but has he CHANGED... that's another thing. He's Bright but can he FOCUS..No Thanks S.C....
Hey, Cricket Ann, stop being a Paulbot and learn how to spell Codex Alimentarius. I have absolutely no faith that you know what it is other than what you've been told by the right-wing media. And, yes, I do know what it is and have read it. I happen to be a food safety auditor, so it's my job to know.
These are the types of brainwashed fools that support Ron Paul. And I would love nothing better than for him to be the nominee, because he'll get turned into lawn mulch by my party. Obama in '12, Hillary in '16.
A genious has spoken. Thank you !
The root problem with all three of the remaining candidates except Ron Paul is that they are all party shills. They tout the party line and don't really champion the tax payer. If nothing else a Ron Paul Presidency would require a 2/3 majority to pass a deficit budget.
Sounds like CNN supports Gringrich and has done it all along. Is it about the issues, the personalities, or who can win. Instead it is turning into a mudslinging. Just some thoughts.
If these are the best candidates that the GOP can come up with then I am glad I live in the UK. What a sad bunch of people. Obama will walk this election.
People have to be reminded that the Latino population is not the Cuban-American population so it can't be stressed enough because of the Cuban Adjustment Act which gives amnesty and entitlements to Cubans not the rest of the Latinos. And the Cuban-American politcal machine is very, very strong in South Florida.
So let me get this straight–the guy who has multiple affairs, conveniently changes religions and then bashes someone for making money is the Republican front-runner? God bless America!
The GOP is suppose to be the moral right. Gingrich? Really? Ethics scandals, infidelity, $1.6M lobbying for Freddie/Franny?
It's funny how the righteous right can turn such a blink eye to someone so decrepit.
Oh, well – good news for the DEMS!
someone needs to explain to me what Gingrich has done for me or the public since he was ousted out of the speaker of the house by his own party. Someone needs to explain t what has he done to show (concrete facts) that he has changed since his own party didn't want his to lead. How do I know he has really changed? All I hear is he has lobbied for himself to get richer!!!!! What makes me think he won't be as back (or worse) as a president as he was as a speaker? If he thinks the speaker of the house was a tough job, how is he going to handle the presidency? He may be book smart but cannot apply is knowledge... I have known a lot of of book smart people that just cannot put their knowledge into practice..
To tell the truth we all know who is the real, pres and its not neither of the rep trying to beat the one and only. Man for the job obama 2012 get real, know debate is needed.
It's the Dems vs. the "Anyone but Obama" crowd vs. the R3VOLUTION. Nominate anyone but Ron Paul and we get four more years of "Hope and Change." Newt can put on a show, but he's not getting this Republican vote. And there's a lot of us protesting... do the math... RON PAUL OR NOT AT ALL!