Last night's GOP debate in Florida will be the last debate for almost month. With a win apiece for 3 of the 4 candidates (Santorum in Iowa, Romney in New Hampshire, Gingrich in South Carolina), it was gloves-off time heading into the Florida primary.
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have been giving each other body blows, sometimes through surrogates, all week. Last night they had a chance to go toe to toe, and they did not let the opportunity go by.
A nice compilation video of the night's best lines:
There seemed to be far less Twitter traffic during this debate, as most people wonder what there is left to talk about. But, there's always some good snark to be had if you dig deep enough.
Apparently I missed a GOP debate last night. Last one til Feb 22??? What will I use Twitter for til then?
— Daniel Dennis Jones (@blanket) January 27, 2012
@RickSantorum 's 93 year-old Mother "stole the show" @ GOP debate in Jacksonville, Fl last night. Wow, she looked amazing, so youthful!
— Conway-Vogel (@Margaret_Conway) January 27, 2012
The GOP debate last night was a waste of everyone's time. If Newt or Romney win the Fl primary, it says a lot about the voters in Fl.
— Curtis (@ULshootUrIout) January 27, 2012
The one month GOP debate break made last night's strong Romney performance even more important.#FLdebate
— Steve Lombardo (@Steve_Lombardo) January 27, 2012
Tonight is last GOP debate for a while. If you still want to watch poor getting swindled, watch one of the pawn shows.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 26, 2012
I've been told there is yet another GOP Debate tonight! This is like being instructed by your dentist that you need a root canal every week.
— The Bill Walton Trip (@NotBillWalton) January 27, 2012
Yes, this is probably the most important GOP debate. It's not a cliche for once.
— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) January 27, 2012
This is the 19th GOP debate. If you've seen every one, I don't know what happened in your life, but I want you to know it gets better.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 27, 2012
GOP debate highlights: Fat moron argues with idiot Mormon while creepy homophobic sweater vest dude and crazy old guy look on #CNNdebate
— Paul Solomon (@FrankTheDoorman) January 27, 2012