WASHINGTON, February 22, 2012 – Tonight is the last debate before Super Tuesday and it will have the four candidates – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich all looking to be the last man standing.
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Attacks against Obama are heating up as candidates try to prove they are the one that can beat President Obama in November.
On The Early Morning (CBS) show, Newt Gingrich claims that President Obama refuses to talk accurately about radical Islam stating that President Obama is not capable of defending this country.
For Gingrich the debate is a last chance in a forum that he is very comfortable in to get his message to the American people.
Santorum is talking about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comment that the South African Constitution is a better modern model than the U.S. Constitution telling an Arizona group that Obama and liberals consider the U.S. Constitution as out-of-date.
One has to believe this will be a topic of debate question and conversation.
Paul, seeing Santorum as his closest opponent, is vying for the second slot talking about Santorum being too liberal and holding what he terms to be an “atrocious” voting record.
Paul told CNN’s State of the Union that: “His voting record is, I think from my viewpoint, an atrocious voting record - how liberal he’s been in all the things he’s voted for over the many years he was in the Senate and in the House.”
Paul’s comment on that show also states that he does not see how it is “possible” for Santorum to beat Obama and restated he is in this race to the bitter end.
Mitt Romney’s hold on the front-runner spot is not solid or guaranteed. On the 17th he lost the endorsement of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is throwing in with Rick Santorum, however Romney continues to be a top money raiser and according to recently filed campaign documents he stands with somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million compared to Santorum with $4.5million and Paula and Gingrich both with around $1.5 million on hand.
Rasmussen Reports show that 25% of the nation Strongly Approve of President Obama, with 40% Strongly Disapproving. Not decidedly comfortable statistics for the GOP.
Rasmussen Reports also shows that Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are within two point of President Obama, with Obama leading against Romney 45 – 43 % and Obama leading Santorum 46 to 44%.
None of which proves anything other than it is still anyone’s race and it is going to be interesting.
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