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Candidates Jab Romney in Forum

The rules of Saturday’s Mike Huckabee forum in South Carolina explicitly prohibited GOP candidates from attacking—or even mentioning—each other, but many went ahead and attacked Mitt Romney anyway. “I have always been pro-life,” Jon Huntsman said—alluding to the criticism that Romney supported abortion before he flip-flopped. Rick Santorum also said: “What [voters] want to know is that you believe what you believe.” Newt Gingrich didn't even bother with the rules, and went after Romney by name. “Gov. Romney ran saying he created 100,000 jobs,” Gingrich said, implying that Romney was lying, before he defended his controversial attack of the frontrunner’s time at Bain Capital. “To ask questions about a particular company is not the same as attacking capitalism.”