GOP Candidates Gang Up On Romney In South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA (CBSNewYork) — Mitt Romney’s record came under repeated attack during the Republican Presidential debate in South Carolina.

Following the withdrawal of John Huntsman from the race, the remaining challengers did their best to strike blows to the frontrunner.

Newt Gingrich took a shot at Romney’s history as part of a private equity firm.

“There was a pattern in some companies, a handful of them, of leaving them with enormous debt and then in a year or two or three having them go broke,” he said.

Rick Santorum challenged the current leader over an attack ad from a campaign group supporting him.

“The ad that said that I gave felons the right to vote is inaccurate. It is inaccurate, go out and say stop it,” said Santorum.

And Rick Perry took a shot at Romney for not releasing his tax returns.

“My income tax is open. Mitt we need you to release yours. As Republicans we cannot fire our nominee,” he said. “We need it out there.”

Romney appeared to concede saying that he might release his income tax returns in April.

What did you think of tonight’s debate? Leave your thoughts in our comments section below…


One Comment

  1. Angela says:

    Santorum has a voting record that endorses big government, foreign aid and preemptive war. He voted to raise the debt ceiling 4 times. Google Romney’s Skeletons: His Bain Capital Received Millions in Bailouts. Bain got an unusually large dividend and later fleeced debt-holders. A federal govt insurance agency had to pony up $44 million to bail out the company’s underfunded pension plan. Bain also got a federal bailout of $10 million. Romney still receives a share of Bain’s profits in perpetuity while its workers lost their health insurance and a significant portion of their pensions.

  2. Mack Seagrave says:

    The GOP debates can accurately be described as a group of very wealthy, arrogant, out of touch with the middle class, snobs … arguing amongst themselves over who can make life better for the wealthiest 2% of Americans [at the cost of everyone else].

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