The Los Angeles Times, 17 January 2012
Publié le :
17 janvier 2012
Paul West and Seema Mehta
Reporting from Myrtle Beach, S.C. In one of the most sustained batterings he has endured in the 2012 presidential primary debates, Mitt Romney
was repeatedly put on the defensive over his business and government record and the attack ads by his supporters that are swamping South Carolina's airwaves.
The former Massachusetts governor's rivals have been increasingly desperate to derail his front-running candidacy as Romney looks to put a virtual lock on the Republican nomination in Saturday's primary.
Rivals Rick Santorum
and Newt Gingrich
both took aim at Romney, landing blows that, despite hitting their mark, may have canceled out either candidate's chances of emerging Monday night as Romney's key challenger.