Charisma and Competence

Most presidents can boast charisma, competence, or both, although charisma usually prevails with voters (Exhibit A: the current occupant of the Oval Office). Hillary Clinton has zero charisma, but her selling point has always been competence: “Who do you want taking that 3 a.m. phone call?” Well, competence is out the window now, too, with her mishandling of Russia and the Arab Spring, Benghazi, and, now, the sex scandal at the State Department. Someone needs to tell Hillary that her presidential aspirations are over. She has neither charisma nor competence. Given her lying and her handling of sex scandals over the years, I think it’s safe to say she’s lacking in the character department, too.

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 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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