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GOP candidates clash in pre-primary South Carolina debate

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 03:42

The four remaining major GOP candidates in the 2012 presidential race clashed over issues of character, leadership, taxes and Mitt Romney's years at Bain Capital in a final debate before the South Carolina primary.

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She says that you came to her in 1999. At a time when you're having an affair she says you asked her serve to enter into an open marriage. Would like to take some time to respond to that no but I will. I think they distract students vicious negative nature. A much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled. The you would Begin a presidential debate. On -- topic. The story is false every personal friend I have who knew less sniper is is a story was false. Gentlemen when were you when you release your tax return specifically. I want my taxes are complete for this year and I know that if I'm the nominee the president's got a lot of insist that I. The goodness -- my income was this last year -- so forth when they're completed this year in April release my returns and April probably for other years as well. -- look he's got to decide the people of South Carolina to decide but. If there's anything in there that is gonna help us lose the election we should know before the nomination and thought I thought it's true I don't have any intention of doing it. But for a different reason -- try to be embarrassed -- put mice. Is there and. -- what do you think he did brawl that makes you question his ability as a president to create jobs. I think there are specific cases Georgetown -- -- case here. There have been accompanying Gaffney south got the specific cases where Bain capital's model. Which was to take over a company and dramatically leverage and -- even with a great deal of debt made it less likely to survive. I'm kinda kinda strange weather stays like this for Republicans having to describe how private equity and venture capital work another successful and how they create jobs. I'm someone who believes in free enterprise I think Adam Smith was right and I'm gonna stand and defend. Capitalism across this country throughout this campaign I know we're gonna hit it hard for President Obama organic stuff and down his throat and point out it is capitalism and freedom that makes America strong. He said this you don't have quote any of the knowledge for how to do something on this scale. What do you say to that. -- -- has never been a problem with it Gingrich UK great. As one of the issues here folks and in a month ago he was saying that dog and it's inevitable that I'm gonna win the election and it's I'm destined to do it. I don't want a nominee that I have to worry about going -- looking at the Paper the next day and figuring out what does he get what worried about what he's gonna say next. In the four years -- think the American people grade eleven million new jobs. We balanced the budget for four consecutive years sometime you like to -- right. I think grandiose thoughts this is a grandiose country of big people doing big things and we need leadership prepared to take on big project. And America. -- make a choice as to whether we're gonna send people who spent their life in Washington. Represent our country or instead -- relieved to have someone who goes who's been a leader in the private sector and knows how the real economy works at the grassroots level. How is -- great for. Bernie's -- it's a burden to all of us and I mentioned earlier these programs are going to go down. If we don't -- our budget under control we have to be willing to look at overseas spending and on on the entitlement system here in this country that a US -- an entirely different question earlier. These -- I don't know where we have John it.

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GOP candidates clash in pre-primary South Carolina debate

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 03:42