Primary Day At Hand, SC Voters Have Their Say

South Carolina Republicans are choosing who they want to challenge President Barack Obama this fall.

All four remaining GOP presidential hopefuls have been making the rounds of polling stations and diners today to make final appeals. Newt Gingrich says he's "the only practical conservative vote" for Republicans who don't want to see Mitt Romney become the nominee.

With polls showing Gingrich narrowing the gap on Romney in South Carolina, the former Massachusetts governor appears to be preparing for an extended fight. He's now agreed to attend two more debates next week in Florida. The first is Monday in Tampa, followed by a second on Thursday in Jacksonville. Florida's primary is next up after South Carolina, on Jan. 31.

Rick Santorum appears headed for a setback, after being declared the winner in Iowa's caucuses today and finishing ahead of Gingrich in New Hampshire.

Meanwhile, Ron Paul is looking ahead to coming contests. He calls South Carolina "very important" but not "do or die" for his campaign. His campaign is buying ad time in Nevada and Minnesota, which hold caucuses next month.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    The people did not decide, a hand full of vote counters did.
  • by Truth on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
    Go ahead liberal democrats, start your name calling and judgmental bs because you can't argue the real issues and win and Newt is the projected winner in SC. He will destroy Obama in a debate and I hope and pray he will be the nominee in the end. If he is not, any of the others can beat Obama, but Gingrich would be the most successful in proving, face to face what a socialist pig Obama really is. Have fun you very few Eastern North Carolina cool-aid drinkers, I will sit back and watch you make idiots of yourself defending a PROVEN LOSER!
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      by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:17 AM in reply to Truth
      And with all the dirty that Pelosi has on Gingrich, he may win the debate, but the dirt will make sure Obama wins. Is that what the Republicians really want?
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:43 PM in reply to
        Again, whats your point? You are not in the race for pres...you lost your in 08.
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      by Barlow on Jan 22, 2012 at 09:54 AM in reply to Truth
      Snoot would sell his soul for a handfull of quarters. The guy brags about how much he makes on speaking fees. He is nothing but an old money grubber. He thought this was a book signing tour until Mittens imploded. Now we have to hear his pompous brattle 24/7 until HE self destructs
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM in reply to Barlow
        and you are nothing but an old school racist democrat. You guys going to run Wallace next year? I hear David Duke was at the OWS rally supporting the dnc there. Why are you guys so intent on keeping blacks in the projects? Why don't you want them to escape and do better? Do you really feel better knowing that keeping them there secures the DNC vote? How do you sleep at night?
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Jan 21, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    Snoot wins! LOL. Mittens what happened? When are you Repugnants going to decide on a loser, oops! I mean winner. easy mistake to make.
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      by obamanot on Jan 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM in reply to Barlow
      Bralow,what do you want?Do you want all of them to run against your king?Republicans are not like gang members(oops democraps)so that aint going to happen.
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