Pixie Dust

Last night the president reminded me of JFK-and Bob Dole. In urging America to take on a new challenge, health care, he sounded like the optimistic leader of Camelot. But when he responded to critics, he sounded like Bob Dole, who snapped darkly at Bill Clinton during his failed campaign for the Oval Office, “Stop lying about my record!”

Which one the voters pin on him is anyone’s guess. But pixie dust, once used, cannot be swept up and used again. Obama has left the realm of mythic American messiah and stands exposed as just another 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 €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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