First Barack Obama, now Hillary Clinton. The Democrats have apparently decided that accomplishments no longer matter in their presidential candidates. They go simply for those with charm (Barack) or longevity (Hillary). An actual track record of deeds done is unnecessary now.

Say what you will about the Republicans, but most have actually done something in the public or private sector. The Democrats, not so much. They are candidates because they are celebrities–and not the kind of celebrities who actually have accomplished something, but the kind that are simply celebrities because they are celebrities–like the Kim Kardasians or Paris Hiltons of the world.

The saddest part: Too many Americans are more than happy to vote for them.

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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