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-- and Carl Cameron has been talking to folks down there.
In South Carolina Karl good morning to you what he gathered here.
Good morning mark we've Rick -- but it -- the despite the step rather -- -- they prefer to suspend their candidacies for.
-- for legal reasons and financial reasons the principles or not they're out.
Rick Perry -- -- that -- suspension is split.
It's it's all on an all out.
But despite stiffness but is public -- the -- at 11 o'clock the BMW views of the the -- -- -- and brought out in the between the spot where we are here.
In Charleston where the problem is -- that that is what went quarter.
And it definitely -- the intrigue of what is.
Surely to be a crucial not despite -- South Carolina primary.
Are running into this with Newt Gingrich catching up and it probably but still.
A little bit off the -- the -- -- -- a -- does that raise questions about where his supporters might belt.
-- you know Karl started out Rory must now and try it but what it what car I apologize sinner should be precise about this if you could as best you can at the moment.
Why would Rick Perry withdrawal 48 hours from that vote.
Understanding that is probably not going to go his way he's likely to come in laughed.
There's -- debate taking place tonight in Charleston is debate performance -- while they have improved dramatically.
In the aggregate determined to be one of his weaknesses.
A lot of opinions but ruby embarrassment is standing on the stage knowing he's likely to come in black students deal.
It's unfortunate that but to pull out and and it -- actually are precisely what our apartment that recognizes that he was in jeopardy.
Essentially being odd men out on the debate stage -- -- weakness in the also recognizing that he wasn't likely to do well here.
He pulled out on the table -- the debate we had a Monday at an hour before the debate on Monday.
The -- aboard the debate problem this -- are and you'll still be on the ballot that won't change their back both -- Bachmann Herman -- will be on the ballot here they're out as well.
-- Did you just avoid that if it is recognition as part of the -- -- there and continue on being booked the longest serving governor in fact that the longest current -- governor of the content.
Does it make sense to you that he would endorse Gingrich.
-- I don't think the parent and -- position that the spartans started talking about that is not a fact earlier this morning when the -- campaign.
I would it was decided by the governor's wife that they would be getting -- a lot of his senior staff person respect all of us but we weren't entirely sure that the decision that actually been made yet.
-- -- does not supporters.
-- in South Carolina particularly the state but yet announced it had an infrastructure which.
Some expect app dispute over the course of the last month because he didn't perform particularly well in -- cancer but he did here.
And -- -- to.
Just to endorse -- not.
There are there are organizational people but in the last.
48 hours then that that's quite different one candidate or another but in all likelihood as the undecideds in this state in this bill.
One and rewarded or voters -- -- change their minds here.
And again that the debate and another -- if any of South Carolina anything can happen.
If Newt Gingrich continues live in -- debate performance that he had on Monday and order repeat something like that and it be another rough might permit from you this evening.
The trajectory of the old when you look at the -- let them all vested -- is catching up perhaps of a case that could at Mitt Romney did in the past and particularly depending on what happened the next 36 hours and it Rick Perry -- to endorse.
That but -- aspect that the.
Urban and -- Gingrich is saying is that the polls show him closing that gap as you referred to there.
By perhaps as close as five points a Mitt Romney now the polls are right.
That would go to the point you're making about the trajectory of where the undecideds are going at the moment but.
Listening to -- it is not clear that a -- withdraw would have any impact on the outcome of Saturday's vote what it.
Carolina is very very -- -- electorate.
They don't really care what happens in the sure they don't really care what happens -- at what they decide you're based on the number of things.
Most notably electability and character.
And Rick Perry started very strong here announced his candidacy dot Iran as early as -- southern poverty spot -- -- well here.
It didn't -- It is unlikely that anything is going to happen this positive effect on the out to hear about on other from the voters now they have been hungry -- -- -- And the curiosity that they shall we Rick spent more.
And Newt Gingrich as a possible.
Come from behind alternatives to beat it beat Mitt Romney is for now the top what you escape but -- -- the Romney that was themselves.
There are people who are still shopping and thinking about going elsewhere.
This is likely to be one right down to the wire it's true as we head into the weekend.
-- a little bit ahead in the polls but -- -- -- -- the -- -- or does it.
Though it is it is a very late night -- I see it just one more quick question all of this of Perry has money do we we knew that coming out of Iowa.
It appears he still has a bank account based and everything that we've learned so far here what are you can't be sure what part of this State's.
Would Perry -- to do well would it be in the low country on the coast would have the upstate where it's more conservative more evangelical.
Absolutely the up state more conservative that was where Rick Perry's based what that's what he expected student.
So that's where Santorum could then gain.
With the Perry withdrawal perhaps.
Kerry Kerry supporters.
We're never gonna beat Mitt Romney cleaners.
It is very clear that what's left doesn't both Texas governor's department held -- state is inclined to be choosing between Santorum and Gingrich.
-- there's an awful lot of on resolve business on the campaign trail revelations continue to come about Mitt Romney's well.
And he continues to -- he spent notwithstanding.
The -- in the most of these criticisms being the Democratic National Committee.
And not as actual Republican rivals.
It Gingrich is based in all kinds of -- -- -- problems.
But criticism by Romney and conservatives on the attack unquote free enterprise -- going up the Romney's Bain Capital base but also.
The possibilities that.
This one of those who didn't -- why isn't all it's something -- -- something in the network interview elsewhere but he had the tonight but but also make things difficult for him.
But there or does not all the -- -- Bible Belt but not of our character integrity of those type -- issues played very very heavily here.
And there's questions about being raised about Mitt Romney's character and integrity or does record of what -- and does not this is our former governor.
And there are -- about Newt Gingrich the combatant status speaker -- the sport.
So what what -- or Republican both -- all of this pretty level of volatility bill.
This means that any into the next thirty without could be the defining moment of the election -- haven't seen it yet and that's the beauty of -- Butler.
So many variables and find a 48 hours before the vote Carl thank you gonna cut you loose go talk to more folks we'll bring -- back in about 44 minutes the top of the -- -- this Carl Cameron.
On the road there in South Carolina more.
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