This Sunday on “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” – Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich talk with us on the morning after the South Carolina primary. We'll get their reaction to Saturday night's results and see what's ahead for them as the 2012 race moves forward.
Then, Sen. Jim DeMint, the South Carolina GOP “kingmaker” who chose not to make an endorsement before the primary. Why? We’ll ask him about the GOP field as well as the strength of the Tea Party.
House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) gives us a preview of what Democrats expect for Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as well as his relationship with the president.
All this Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
As the clock ticks down to the South Carolina Primary on Saturday, the Republican field continues to narrow after both Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman drop out of the race. The remaining candidates push their case to be the anti-Romney candidate, claiming they have the best chance to beat President Obama.
What a difference a week makes: A week ago people were predicting it could all be over after South Carolina, but that was several polls, two more candidates, a testy debate and a recount ago. Rick Perry drops out of the race, days after his appearance on State of the Union telling Candy his intention was to stay in the race through Florida. Today he says he sees ‘no viable path forward’ and instead throws his support behind Newt Gingrich as ‘a conservative visionary who can transform our country.” Jon Huntsman also ended his presidential bid this week, dropping out on Monday and throwing his support behind Mitt Romney.
Candy’s post-show analysis
The big political news this morning is the meeting of conservative Christians in Texas who decided there’s a consensus around Rick Santorum as their pick. This is a huge blow to Rick Perry, who was our guest today. He tossed it off, saying the people in South Carolina will make up their own minds.
I thought Perry was most interesting on the question of the Marines and that video of them urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban that’s caused such a stir across the world and has launched a criminal investigation here in the US by the Navy. Perry said eighteen and nineteen year-olds have bad judgment, they shouldn’t have done it, they should be punished in some way, but it is over the top for the administration to try to make it criminal.
Sen. McCain and Gov. Perry reveal contrasting views on handling incident with Marines urinating on Taliban bodies.
A look at the lighter side of the campaign trail: Moments that defy explanation from this week's 2012 GOP race.
Brad Atkins President of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Bob Jones III Chancellor, Bob Jones University, weigh in on Mormonism, the Evangelical vote and analyze the 2012 GOP race.
Sen. John McCain on the 2012 GOP race and on endorsing one of his 2008 rivals, Mitt Romney.
Candy shares her thoughts about today's edition of State of the Union for January 15, 2012
Senior Obama Re-election Campaign Adviser David Axelrod on Mitt Romney, the President's reelection message and the economy.
Presidential Candidate Rick Perry speaks out against the Obama Administration's handling of the Marines urination video