South Carolina Debate: Ganging Up on Romney

The GOP front-runner's opponents try to derail his campaign in South Carolina.
1:42 | 01/17/12

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Politics your voice your vote and a brand new ABC news Washington Post poll out this morning shows Mitt Romney decisively breaking away from the pack now holding a two to one lead. Over his closest rivals for the nomination. Looking ahead it also shows a dead heat in November when Ronnie holding a one point lead over President Obama. But Romney's Republican rivals have not given up the fight yet they took -- -- at last night's debate in South Carolina and ABC's John -- is here with more on that good morning -- Good morning Georgia here's a very telling amber 72%. Of Republican voters they -- Mitt Romney will be the nominee that is a big number. So the question heading into last night South Carolina debate. Could his opponents do anything to do you rail what seems like an almost runaway train. Of inevitability. While he certainly truck. Mitt Romney tried to chug along overnight riding his big lead in -- his business experience. Do I believe that think that that free enterprise works absolutely what his opponents of the Fox News Wall Street Journal debate. -- -- Growing bodies in the way of that momentum railroad. We need for you to release your income tax the people. We can see. Romney worth more than 200 million dollars. But noncommittal -- answer sort. If that's been the tradition and not. Opposed to doing that time will tell but I anticipate that most likely I'm gonna get to asked to do that around April time period and I'll keep that open. Rick Santorum knocked him off track giving got you exchange over voting rights for felons I don't think people have committed violent crimes should be allowed to vote again that's found. You are very. Should say that governor around because in the state of Massachusetts when you were governor. The law was that not only could violent. Felons vote after they -- exhausted their sentences but they could vote while they were on probation and parole. The new -- he -- seemed to eclipse. The proud mother. His defense of the proposals to have lower income kids earned him on as to editors. They'd be getting money which is a good thing if you're poor only -- leads despise earning money. The boisterous crowd not ulyetza look with Ron Paul's foreign policy and policy. Don't -- -- other nation. That's even heard -- huge from a place -- -- really scary thing and I thought maybe it is the noise that you were looking -- -- -- go wrong. They could seem Romney get a little rattled at points -- Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich even Rick Perry have strong moments but. That's the thing Romney could win even by losing last night because he's splinter conservative opponents might get might end up taking more votes from each other. Then Romney and if he wins on Saturday -- hospice -- and you can really come back seems like that wraps it up.

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