Republican presidential hopefuls (from left) Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul take the stage Jan. 19, 2012, for the Southern Republican Presidential Debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**

Republican presidential hopefuls (from left) Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul take the stage Jan. 19, 2012, for the Southern Republican Presidential Debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**