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The AP’s Liz Sidoti writes about the big South Carolina debate on FNC…
Fox News Channel’s questioners Brit Hume, Chris Wallace and Wendell Goler also asked questions to force the candidates to address issues in which they differed with the party’s base, using language at times that appeared aimed at making for a feisty debate.
“Some of the people on this stage were very liberal in characterizing themselves as conservatives, particularly on the issues of abortion and taxes and health care,” said former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who refers to the top trio as “Rudy McRomney” and claims none are conservatives.
Prodded to name names, Gilmore singled out Giuliani for his position on abortion and chastised Romney’s stance on health care.
“Did I get left out?” McCain quipped, offering levity in a contentious debate.
After the debate, Hannity & Colmes had all ten candidates on individually…