hillaryTrump supporters hoping against hope that Hillary’s endless scandals will somehow give him the White House haven’t been paying attention. We already know she won’t be indicted (thanks, Jim Comey), and all of America understands she’s “crooked.” Certainly the Republican nominee is a flawed messenger when it comes to ethics or character, anyway. So how exactly will new revelations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation change any minds or, more importantly, any votes?

Republicans–other than those strange souls who have come out for Hillary because The Donald is so bad–are already not going to vote for her. But I have yet to encounter a single Democrat who cares about her reprehensible character enough to actually vote for Trump, much less stay home on Election Day. They greet each new scandal with a yawn. The allure of abortion, marriage redefinition, a government that rewards its friends and punishes its enemies, and bathroom politics is simply too great.

Trump said he could probably commit murder and his supporters would stick with him, and he’s probably right. But by the same token, I daresay that Hillary could perform an abortion, without anaesthesia, on an unwilling black woman in broad daylight, and her voters would tell us why this is a good thing.

In American politics, character no longer matters–in candidates or in voters.

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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