On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons argued Ron Paul may turn out to be playing a role similar to that of Jesse Jackson in the 1988 Democratic campaign: a choice for those who feel resigned to an "inevitable" nominee, but want to register their disapproval.
Former Army Maj. Gen. Spider Marks told CNN's Erin Burnett the men pictured in a video that seems to show U.S. Marines urinating on corpses–perhaps in Afghanistan–may involve one of the Marine Corps' elite sniper units, but the men in the video "are no longer elite. These guys are outside the norm."
Distinctive uniform elements–and the weapons the men carry–may help Pentagon officials to identify the U.S. Marines who appear in a newly released video that seems to show the men urinating on corpses, perhaps in Afghanistan. CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tells Erin Burnett the men's uniforms bear the distinctive marks of an elite sniper team.
The Republican frontrunner charged into South Carolina with an eye on locking up the GOP nomination; Mitt Romney's rivals, meanwhile, see the Palmetto State as their last chance to derail the Romney machine.
Tonight on OutFront, Erin Burnett breaks down the battle that could decide the race.