Romney under fire in second New Hampshire debate
January 8th, 2012
10:10 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney under fire in second New Hampshire debate

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Front-runner Mitt Romney came under early attack Sunday in the second Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire in two days, with rivals saying he would be unable to defeat President Barack Obama.

In heated exchanges with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Romney defended his record when he was governor in neighboring Massachusetts.


Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Republicans
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Indy

    It looks like after spending 30 million dollars and year after year you are campaigning for an elected position you can get some traction and Mitts is getting traction. If you add in the fact that all other candidates have given up on debating your record, you are going to rise in the polls. Newt,Perry,Santorum,Paul made it pretty clear last night they want Republicans to send their donations to Romney because they don't have what it takes to go after Romney anymore. Newt,Paul,Santorum and Huntsman all endorsed Romney last night.

    January 8, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  2. popseal

    What with rabid liberals foaming slander about Santorum and RINO McCain endorsing Romney, I choose Santorum by association.

    January 8, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  3. Donkey Party

    Ha! You used "foaming" and "Santorum" in the same sentence, you braindead right-wing knuckle-dragger! Oh, by the way, it's not slander when a candidate is called out on their actions or quotes. Da$n you right-wingers are stupid, it's painful to witness.

    January 8, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Tired voting for non conservatives for republican tickets, this year is conservative’s year we have to make sure we are electing true conservative

    January 8, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  5. jen

    god help us all, if any of these republicans get into office. you think it's bad now, it is only going to get worse.

    January 8, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Ricardo

    Romney critized Jon Huntsman for serving his country under Obama administration,as ambassador to China, what's wrong with that. Romney is a real moron, I can believe somebody got to vote for that idiot.

    January 8, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  7. NDblue

    I really can't believe this is all you got. Good luck Repubs, you are going to need it.

    January 8, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My Daddy told me that when people use the word "Truth" in their posts, it is because they are liars.

    January 8, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. T'sah From Virginia

    Romney LIED again – he stated he did NOT see the ad
    Then he stated EACH POINT of the ad – damn “gotcha,” so sad
    Then he told the TRUTH about points in the ad that were LIES
    And his "buddies" and "millionaires" are behind it – Hmm, his ties!
    Then it's the "bean bag" comment – Bring it On!!

    Romney is NOT what he is shaping out to be
    His followers knows little about him – really!!
    Especially NH – Is it all they are looking for is a neighbor to win?
    NOT really examining how much "flip-flopping" LYING" comes from MITTens?

    David Gregory did a great job today... Last night's debate was very boring and had NO SUBSTANCE and it was like hearing the same old stuff!!!

    Obama 2012!

    January 8, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When $100 million has to be spent in the primaries to convince republicans that Mittens is the best candidate, the response is "Houston, we have a problem."

    January 8, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. diridi

    GOP idiots are Thugs of USA! o.k, True, true, and true.....

    January 8, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  12. tedt

    Its fact that romneys bain capital is nothing more than a glorified payday loan business. He also states that only rich people should be president.he said if you need the job of pay your mortgage then you need not run. What a double doucebag

    January 8, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. tedt

    It is the truth that repubelicans love their country more than americans or's that wire pallidan ha ha

    January 8, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. Woman In California

    ROMNEY EXPOSED January 8, 2012. It's about time. LOVED IT.

    January 8, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Namejkane

    I'm from mass and I think dip romney was the worst gov we ever had. When he says he balance the budget every year he's lying.he left a budget defict of 1 billion dallars for the next gov and where are the disk drives you stole which are public property???

    January 8, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  16. American

    Cannot wait for the real debates if flip-flop Romney is somehow the nominee (Huntsman is the better choice).

    Mitt will not be able to get away with his constant lies, and Romney's neo-Con agenda will be exposed in front of independents.

    Obama for America 2012

    January 8, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |