Republican presidential candidates, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, take the stage before the start of the Republican presidential candidate debate at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, S.C., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 28, 2012 8:32:52 AM PST
NANCY BENAC Associated Press
WASHINGTON - January 28, 2012 --
The pitch from the Republican presidential contenders to voters sounds a lot like the children's game of follow the leader.