There was an interesting comment by a lady in the after show that the person that wins the SC debate has always won the SC primary since 1980. So who won the Debate?
To further muddy the water, everyone that didn't attend was poling in double digits locally and nationally, while those that did attend all polled in single digits.
We have a habit of winning online polls, but that can hide reality. True, we did win some text in polls last time, so maybe, but Paul and Cain were pretty much head to head when the URL's started going around.
Local news coverage was different than national. For the most part, it was fair and lacked spin. National news was heavy on spin. For people in SC that didn't watch it, we probably made points. For people nationwide that didn't the message was pushing T-PAW, dark horse candidates, second tier, lesser known, not worth watching, etc.
Some local news:
GOP debate airs libertarian views
Greenville Home To Republican Presidential Debate
GOP rivals unite in Obama criticism
Nikki Haley fires up tea party at Greenville rally
There is a good pic of RP supporters on this page.