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March 13th, 2012
05:15 PM ET

GOP hopefuls battle for the Deep South

Conservative bragging rights are on the line in tonight's Deep South primaries. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: Candidates play expectation game in Deep South primaries

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Filed under: 2012 election • Alabama • Jim Acosta • Mississippi • Republicans
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  1. Melek

    rebeccah: That celebration made me so qausey. But criticism of American behavior is tantamount to giving aid and comfort to the enemy.And, hey, I did the "where were you when" in the post, talking about my husband, whose 15 minute nap saved his life. Thanks for not calling me a hypocrite!@Sue Ann: You are so right! How could we ever forget? Impossible.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  2. Doug Ericson.

    Santorum never complained once about the polls, which had him in third place in Alabama and Mississippi right up to election day. Somehow, Rick just went out and won those two states. It was an important victory for Santorum, and for the Political Junkie crowd howling for a dog fight. I think we have one now.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  3. Mike Cornett

    All these things the Republican canidates say they are going to do are great. But, when one of these guys becomes President, how is he going to get all his great ideas past Congress. Can you spell g-r-i-d-l-o-c-k. Well, we can always hope.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
  4. Jean Bankole-jones

    The soldier in Afghanistan who killed 16 people needed to be thoroughly examined according to the news it was stated that he used to have an head injury a while back and was cleared, who knows if he was okay by them giving him the gren light to go back to the battle field , I came from a war affected country and one of my relatives was in the milatary he was hit by a RPG and the bullets was still on his head , he started acting irratic, he woke up one morning and disappeared, we later got to know that he went back to the war zone were he was killedby enemy fire so let us not rush to judgement that man has fought relenlessly for his country.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter

      I agree...and there is and always has been post traumatic stress disorder conditions related to our soldiers and marines....not to speak of what used to be called, especially during the Vietnam War...'Battle Fatigue'!

      March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  5. hugh kelly

    Wolf's. comment after interviewing Romney at 5:30 was as dishonest a statement as I've heard on CNN in some time. Romney DID NOT say he wouldn't raise the debt ceiling. What he said was he would insist on capping spending and balancing the budget if the debt ceiling were to be raised. Shame on you Wolf for such a blatent misrepresentation. You are showing your true colors.

    March 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • Doug Ericson.

      Whats the difference between Wolf's comments and Romneys answer. I agree with Wolfs assessment. Romney was very clear about implying he would raise the debt ceiling along with balanced reductions. What is it you don't get about that?

      March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  6. Jim Thomas

    You should start pushing Ron Paul as he is who we really need.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  7. Bruce Hahn

    Could you explain or break down what you mean by "Evangelist Christians"/born again" vote and does that include Catholic voters.Obviously,the Catholic vote is what Rick Santorum seems to focus on.

    March 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  8. John

    Disgusting how you leave out Ron Paul!

    March 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • Name*Liz Carter talks! They have bought Ron Pauls' chance to win! Rethuglicans don't want him, because he may go up there to DC and do the RIGHT thing! Paul is a Republican but he is also a liberal thinking man on most issues! He is a true veteran and a doctor. So just his life has proved that he's about trying hard to do the RIGHT thing...not the GOP thing! They are looking for the candidate who is the most beauracratically savvy, yet tricky enough to do the wrong thing and get away with it! They want somebody who knows how and is willing to do 'WRONG' right!! LOL!!

      March 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm |

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