Saturday, March 31, 2007
Broder: Why Hillary, Not Barak, Will Be the Democratic Nominee
I think veteran political reporter David Broder (Washington Post) puts his finger here on why Hillary Clinton, not Barak Obama, will be the next Democratic Presidential Nominee. Obama's speeches are initially impressive, but the more you listen, the more you realize how little is being said. I think Hillary continues to be underestimated in her campaigning skills and the size and skill of her political machinery that will be so pivotal in actually winning the primaries. As to who will win the Republican nomination, it is much harder to tell. Guiliani will fade. If I had to put my Las Vegas money on anyone today, it would still be McCain.
Though I believe that Christians are called to be good citizens and participate fully in the political process with thoughtfulness and care, I also love the words of Chuck Colson: "The Kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One." Thank God that His Redemptive purposes in this world will not be thwarted or altered based on who is elected. God is sovereign still. I continue to sense that Christians look too much to getting the right people elected to solve the world's problems, rather than seeking for the church to be the church and for God's people to truly be God's people in every sphere of life and with all our mind, heart, and strength. What we need is God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered reformation and revival. An election - or even a good administration - just won't do it.