Missed Opportunity

With Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney running neck and neck in the conservative and very religious state of South Carolina, why couldn’t the evangelical Gov. Rick Perry have thrown his support to the only remaining reliable conservative who is also strong on the so-called “social issues,” and without a whiff of personal scandal: Rick Santorum? Instead, Perry gave a tepid, “nobody’s perfect” endorsement to Gingrich. What a missed opportunity, particularly when you realize that Gingrich, for all his gifts, simply cannot win in November (though I will vote for him if he is the nominee). Santorum ought to announce that if he wins the nomination, he will tap Gingrich for his cabinet.

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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