Walsh vs. Duckworth

Congressman Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite in the Chicago area, is running against hand-picked Democratic candidate Tammie Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both her legs when her Blackhawk helicopter was shot down. Walsh, already a lightning rod for speaking before he thinks, has criticized Duckworth for talking too much about her service and not about the issues of the campaign. Walsh stepped in it the other day when he said that “true heroes” don’t talk about their sacrifices all the time, and liberal bloggers are predictably outraged.

Walsh needs to forthrightly apologize for his stupid remark, honor Duckworth for her service, remind us that it isn’t a sufficient qualification for Congress, and say we can’t base this election on gaffes because the voters deserve to hear about the future and the critical issues the nation faces. Then he needs to point out the obvious: A vote for Tammie Duckworth is a vote for ObamaCare, a larger national debt, and a return of Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.

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 €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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