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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Romney Leads By 21 in S. Carolina Poll -
the Reuters/Ipsos poll released today shows Mitt Romney with 37%, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum tied at 16%. The lower tier of republican presidential wannabees had Newt Gingrich in fourth place with 12%, Texas Governor Rick Perry at 6% and Jon Huntsman last at 3%. has more here.

The S. Carolina primary is January 21.


S. Carolina "The State" Newspaper Endorses Huntsman -
a plus for the Jon Huntsman campaign struggling for survival in the rapidly approaching primary. The Columbia newspaper said in part "There are actually two sensible, experienced grownups, and while Mr. Romney is far more appealing than any of the other choices, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is more principled, has a far more impressive resume and offers a significantly more important message." has more here.


Social Conservatives Back Santorum -
yesterday, in a vote held in Texas, the majority of the 150 participants voiced support for Rick Santorum. Coming, a week before the S. Carolina primary, it remains to be seen if this endorsement will give the Santorum campaign a boost. has more here.


Spotlight On Israel Concerning The Role of Women -
the NY times has a must read today on how the rights of women is taking center stage in Israel. Read more here.


UN Chief Says Syria Must Stop Violence -
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a speech delivered in Beirut said the Arab Spring has shown people will no longer accept tyranny. he urged Syrian President Assad to stop killing his people. You can read more here.


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