Barack Obama asks much. Touting judgment over experience, he asks us to believe he got in bed with political fixer Tony Rezko but didn’t lose his virginity. He says he never granted favors to Rezko, who was all about clout and kickbacks. Perhaps Obama didn’t give Rezko anything in response for help with his home and the lot they shared, or the hundreds of thousands he had raised for Obama’s political campaigns.
But Rezko is a long-term thinker. Maybe he hadn’t called Obama yet. But he definitely had the junior senator from Illinois on his rolodex. Obama asks us to believe he didn’t know of Rezko’s ethical and legal problems. This means Obama is either (1) dumb; (2) naive; (3) lying; or (4) darn lucky.
Is this what we want in a presidential candidate? I think this is asking too much.
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 BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New 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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