Romney Under Fire As South Carolina Looms

GOP candidates are working to prevent a Romney win in South Carolina, where the winner has gone on to be the general election candidate for the last 22 years.


The Republican presidential candidates are focusing on South Carolina ahead of Saturday's primary.

Mitt Romney, with wins in Iowa and New Hampshire behind him, leads the GOP pack, but admits winning the state won't be easy. His opponents have joined forces to slow the frontrunner's momentum, attacking Romney on everything from his 15 years at a private equity firm to cruelty towards a family pet.

Newt Gingrich in particular has grabbed onto an old Romney anecdote regarding his dog, Seamus, riding in a kennel on top of the family vehicle for a 12 hour drive, and has used snippets of Romney discussing the incident in a new video titled "For the Dogs."

Gingrich has also put together a montage meant to depict Romney as a soulless and out of touch with the general public, using footage of Romney missteps such as a comment that he "likes to fire people" who provide him poor service, and arguing passionately on the behalf of corporations' personhood.

Other candidates such as Rick Santorum, who came within eight votes of Romney in Iowa, are depicting Romney as a moderate in an attempt to shore up the social conservative vote.

The winner of the South Carolina primary has become the nominee in every presidential election since 1980.

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  • by Nero on Jan 12, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    He's Mormon. By Mormon standards half the country should be in jail.
  • by Jack Diligence on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:04 AM
    Sarah Palin with an adam's apple.
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      by Lorelei on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM in reply to Jack Diligence
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 12, 2012 at 07:22 AM
    So, just how much does YOUR vote count? Apparently, judging from New Hampshire or any other states where ID is not required to vote, not much. "Video proof: Dead people allowed to vote in New Hampshire":
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      by hmm on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to Nath
      Shh don't tell Eric Holder at the DOJ that id's should be used when voting he will play the race card. An obama administration excuse for everything that would insure democrats stop committing voter fraud in this country. ID cards should be federally mandated for all elections to insure no one votes twice or commits other types of voter fraud, we must stop the Chicago style of polotics ruining this country.
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        by Lorelei on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM in reply to hmm
        and how did the cowboy from "Toy Story" get "elected" in Florida? do you have long term memory issues?don't bring up the subject of election fraud if you don't want to embarass yourself and all republicans....
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