Election ’08: The Palin Choice
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin works on so many levels:
— Palin is a pro-life person of faith, energizing evangelicals about the ticket in a way McCain hasn’t;
— She is (obviously) a woman, thereby stealing a lot of the Obama thunder as the first African-American nominee and probably attracting the votes of many women;
— Palin has first-hand knowledge of the energy industry, no small thing in the current political climate of $4 a gallon gas and the growing national desire to start drilling;
— She fits McCain’s reform image and is the antithesis to Joe Biden;
— Palin has a compelling personal story.
— She has more executive experience than Obama.
Assuming she has been properly vetted, this is a great choice for Republicans–and for the country.
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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