Idealism

Barack Obama was supposed to be different. Young voters were willing to overlook the man’s inexperience and Leftist connections in exchange for a post-racial, more humane promise of “hope and change.” Barack Obama appealed to their idealism. What did he give them in return for their trust? So far, ruinous spending, high living, more government control of everything from healthcare to energy, political score-settling, in-your-face confrontations with religious groups, more surveillance of citizens and the press, and a sorry, jobless recovery. A poll out today says the eyes of young people may finally be opening–unfortunately, eight months too late.

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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