The Republican primary process has revealed how unprincipled some of the candidates are. Some appear to be willing to say or do anything to garner votes.

Michelle Bachmann was willing, using junk science, to accuse Rick Perry of causing children to get autism through his birth-control policies. Perry and Newt Gingrich (who promised to run a positive campaign) have undermined capitalism in order to smear Mitt Romney, who allowed a series of exaggerated ads to bring down Gingrich. Ron Paul called Rick Santorum corrupt. (Of course, Paul may actually believe this, as he seems to drift in and out of sanity on a regular basis.)

Santorum, by contrast, appears to be a man of conviction. While this isn’t the only thing I’m looking for in a candidate, it’s pretty important, don’t you think?

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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