Romney, Santorum swap charges in fiery 20th debate

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 24, 2012 12:10 a.m.

    LValfre
    CHICAGO, IL,

    You need to do your homework. Getting two degrees from Harvard takes work, and he didn't take money from his father, but earned it on his own. Your envy is hindering you.

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:04 p.m.

    BYUalum

    South Jordan, UT

    Vince, Please go to your own liberal posts and stay out of ours. You're trying poison the well.

    Excuse me, when did DN become a place for conservative opinions only? I believe anyone has a right to post here regardless of how they lean. You have every right to your opinion of Mitt Romney but not everyone agrees with you and some of those that disagree with you are Republicans as well as Democrats and Independance. My personal opinion is that if the Republicans want to win the election in Nov. they should find a new candidate before the 4 remaining candidates rip the guts out of the party. Right now I see 4 more years for President Obama.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Feb. 23, 2012 8:15 p.m.

    worf
    Mcallen, TX

    To fix the country, we need a business man,--not a senator, and certainly not our current president.

    ============

    But our president IS fixing it. Or don't you like facts?

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Feb. 23, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    In last night's debate, the word, "jobs" was mentioned 6 times.

    The word(s), "birth control?

    8 times.

    There's your 'small government' Republican party 2012.

    I wonder if they'll get it together come 2016.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:27 p.m.

    Vince, Please go to your own liberal posts and stay out of ours. You're trying poison the well.

    I happen to think we have an outstanding candidate in Mitt Romney! His credentials are perfect for leading this country at this critical time. His knowhow on economic issues is first rate. The real question is, "Are the people in this country ready for a real leader like Romney." They have been drinking koolaid and listened to smooth talking BHO and the liberal media for so long, one wonders if some of you can let go of the bias and see a good man standing before you. Let's stand up for this country and vote Obama out of office in November. Don't let naysayers do your thinking for you. Pray earnestly and then listen!

    Mitt Romney 2012

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    @LValfre - Romney said he donated his inheritance, and built his wealth from scratch using his own abilities, intellect, and hard work. Not a single person of significance has challenged that, to my knowledge, including his Republican opponents, Obama, or media pundits.

    But, you know better. It's obviously just a big lie, and everyone else is giving him a pass on this big claim, even though they nit-pick every other word the man says, and make up a lot of other nonsense about him.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Between the 8 or so "mega big businesses" then add on the print and broadcast media with their filthy hands opened wide for campaign advertising, the phony advertising of the 8 mentioned above and what chance do we middle & low incomers really have? None, zero, zilch! What are we going to do? A massive citizens revolt thats what, and the sooner the better!

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 23, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    I have never seen such a group of doofus unqualified liars in my life, as the four remainimg candidates for the presidency representing the republican party! First off let us all understand that one person alone(the president) calls the shots as to how this country is run, it's the congress that ignorant voters from all of the states that makes law and votes for the rottem greedy ways our country has to live under. All of the "big businesses" have now decided that they are going to buy what they want and we have congessmen willing to take their slimmy money and make sure they get it. What a travesty. A revolt is coming people!

  • SLMG Murtoa Australia, Victoria
    Feb. 23, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    GOP..... Please give us new winning candidate. These are 4 candidates are very poor examples of the Republican party. None of them can win the keys to the White House.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 23, 2012 1:44 p.m.

    "Jared
    Average, SE
    Re: LValfre

    Mitt Romney was not born a multi-millionaire. His parents owned that money. Romney had economic advantages but he donated 100% of his inheritance. His current net worth is because of his hard work, his intelligence, his ability to surround himself with good people, and maybe some extra luck/blessings.

    A lot of people born into economic advantage do nothing but squander whatever money they get their hands on. Romney started at the bottom in business and climbed his way up. Romney was about as self-made as people come."

    Sorry Jared, I don't know where you're getting your facts from but these statements are simply not true. I know you'd love to believe it ... but Romney was born with a silver spoon and all the advantages anyone could ask for. You can try to ignore that fact all you want but it is a fact.

  • djk blue springs, MO
    Feb. 23, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    romney has much more experience. santorum needs more time learning. romney did great...he bit his tongue comments a few times. santorum didn't make sense in some of his comments. i fear another inexperienced man might be elected and our country cannot take more of that kind of hit.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Grammy 3
    If by "more presidential" you mean Romney was more standoffish,
    better-than-thou, and impossible for the common man to relate to, then you're right.

  • MarieDevine Divine-Way Kansas City, MO
    Feb. 23, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    Congressman Ron Paul had the best solutions and attitude toward our problems. Mitt Romney only looked better than Rick Santorum because Ron Paul cut Santorum's comment that politics is a team sport. Ron Paul blasted that attitude. He appears to be the one who can offer real change. He would keep Us out of war. Pride and politics push Newt Gingrich to drag us into war; and Mitt Romney would not know how to keep out of war with Iran.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    I still have no idea what that robot Romney will do if elected. All he does is throw mud.
    That's ok. The GOP is a mess.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    Boring....... Same old........
    Except.....Ron Paul....but they won't let him talk.

  • Honor Code Denver, Colorado
    Feb. 23, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    I'm a Conservative Republican and I must say, I'm not really thrilled about who we have running at the present time. At this point Romney gets my support but can he beat Barack?

    I'm afraid Barack is too smooth!!

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 7:58 a.m.

    The only points Mitt makes these days about why you should vote for him for President is that he's not as bad as the other 3 guys!

    He's not a socially radical as Santorum.

    He's not as morally incoherent as Gingrich.

    And he has now apparently hired Ron Paul as his newest Super Pac to attack Santorum, and continue taking votes from him.

    Those are his selling points at this time. Vote for him because he's not as flawed as the others.

    Sounds an awful lot like John Kerry and 2004. And the end result will be the same.

  • Jared Average, SE
    Feb. 23, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    Re: LValfre

    Mitt Romney was not born a multi-millionaire. His parents owned that money. Romney had economic advantages but he donated 100% of his inheritance. His current net worth is because of his hard work, his intelligence, his ability to surround himself with good people, and maybe some extra luck/blessings.

    A lot of people born into economic advantage do nothing but squander whatever money they get their hands on. Romney started at the bottom in business and climbed his way up. Romney was about as self-made as people come.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 23, 2012 7:09 a.m.

    "worf
    Mcallen, TX
    To fix the country, we need a business man,--not a senator, and certainly not our current president."

    Correction .... we could use a self-made business man. Born a multi-millionaire isn't as impressive as someone who earned it themselves through perseverance and hard work. He really tried to relate with us by saying he's unemployed? Hahahahah.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    I'm glad Ron Paul was there. His "nothing to lose" attitude allows him to state things in ways the other candidates would like, but can't because of the need for political correctness. Hooray for him.

  • tlott Lowndes, GA
    Feb. 23, 2012 5:38 a.m.

    What do you think if Romney chose Ron Paul as a running mate? I think it a good match and It would help him defeat Obama. Ron Paul is considered very consistent and well liked person. Romney and Ron Paul would do well together.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    Romney was the winner tonight he was more Presidential than the other three. I do love Ron Paul even though I feel that he can not win over Obama I like some of his ideas and he has to be one of the cutest little old man around. This Country needs Mitt Romney at this time I pray that this nation of ours will see this as well. He is smart and is a very gifted man. Newt is smart as well but his temper is what scares me. Rick is just a whiner and we do not need a whiner of a President right now.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    To fix the country, we need a business man,--not a senator, and certainly not our current president.

  • David King Layton, UT
    Feb. 22, 2012 11:10 p.m.

    @BYUalum

    "I also liked that the three main candidates supported each other's views on Iran and nuclear weapons. Ron Paul almost adds comic relief."

    Ron Paul was not there for comic relief. He's giving a solemn warning. We have already made the mistake of assuming that a country has dangerous weapons when there are none. Iraq was a tragedy. Thousands of soldiers died and ten of thousands or Iraqis. If we insist on war with Iran people will die, and we may have a repeat of Iraq all over again. Ron Paul is not trying to make people laugh, he is raising the same voice of warning he did before the war in Iraq. If we go to war, we need to have the moral justification, follow the Constitutional process, and provide a way for it to be paid for. Not one of the three candidates supporting war with Iran could explain how any of those requirements would be met.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 22, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    I, too, liked Ron Paul taking some well deserved swipes at Rick Santorum. When he called him, "Fake", I thought the silence was deafing. I thought that Mitt Romney came out the strongest in this debate. I also thought Rick Santorum showed weakness in many of his responses. He couldn't back off some of the things he supported and voted for in his term in the Senate and was called out by the other three on stage. I also liked that the three main candidates supported each other's views on Iran and nuclear weapons. Ron Paul almost adds comic relief. Newt Gingrich just rocked back on his chair like an old man.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Feb. 22, 2012 10:14 p.m.

    Romney doesn't need a super-pac with Ron Paul along side doing the heavy lifting and stepping on Santorum's neck about half of the time. Santorum was finally exposed pretty well in the debate. I look for his poll numbers to drop.

  • The_Kaiser Holladay, UT
    Feb. 22, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    Ron Paul: Consistent!

  • deep in thought Salt Lake, UT
    Feb. 22, 2012 9:06 p.m.

    My favorite part was when Gingrich was asked for a one word description of himself and he said "cheerful". I'm sure the political fact checker sites rated that one "pants on fire".

    The second best part was when Ron Paul called Rick Santorum a "fake" right to his face. You have to give points to Ron Paul for being brutally candid.

    I wished CNN would have asked better questions to differentiate the candidates. It seemed to be the same old rehash of every other debate.