GOP Debate Before South Carolina Primary

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Republican presidential hopefuls participate in the CNN Debate in Charleston, S.C.
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Rick Perry is out, Rick Santorum actually won Iowa, and Newt Gingrich's second wife says he asked for an open marriage before he filed for divorce. The four remaining candidates debated in Charleston one last time before this weekend's South Carolina primary. We take a look back at what was arguably the wildest day of the 2012 Presidential campaign thus far.

Ron Christie is a Republican political strategist and political contributor for the Takeaway and It’s a Free Country. Farai Chideya is a journalist and blogger at