Obama’s Campaign Strategy
Mr. Obama’s campaign strategy has become all too clear, and it’s got to be an embarrassment to anyone who voted for him as an agent of hope and change.
(1) Demonize Romney. Check: The president’s surrogates are trying to get a narrative of Romney as a job-destroying vulture capitalist at Bain cemented into the popular imagination, when nothing could be further from the truth. Some are even calling the ex-governor a “felon.”
(2) Buy off or pander to every Democratic interest group he can find. Check: The president is working furiously to give away taxpayer money and pass regulations that benefit only his core constituencies. In recent weeks we’ve seen him come out in favor of gay marriage, say he will not enforce immigration laws, pass waivers so that welfare recipients no longer have to work, etc.
Mr. Obama has shown himself to be an agent of change, all right. But hope? Only if you like budget-busting, far-left policies leavened with the brass-knuckle style of a Chicago politician.
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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