Finishing Kick

President Bush, with the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, speaks tonight to the American people, who are largely tired of the Iraq war and sick of him. He faces hostility from the Democratic-controlled Congress and a media already handicapping the 2008 race.

He needs to show vision, flexibility, and resolve. Bush needs to remind the American people–and our enemies–why we are in Iraq, why terrorism is still a threat, and what he plans to do going forward.

Don’t bore us with a laundry list of policy proposals touching every aspect of the bureaucracy. Keep it short and sweet, and from the heart. It’s time to seize the initiative. Ronald Reagan was similarly down at this point in his presidency (remember Iran-Contra?) and finished strong. It’s time for you to show your finishing kick.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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