Character, How Important Is It For A President?
by Sonja Harris on November 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM
No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. - George Washington
There is nothing more critical, more pressing than to have a person in the White House we can trust. We should be so afraid to elect someone to the office of President who does not have any moral fiber. With our society on the brink of moral decay, it is imperative that we have a person who will bring God into the White House. I have been thinking that we have already been transformed by the Liberal Media. We expect everyone to be an eloquent speaker to mimic our mindless leader Obama, never mind that as Christians we should know that actions speak louder than words. Why have we allowed the Liberal MSM to dictate our feelings? Is it because we have forgotten the true meaning of embarrassment/shame?
In paradise, the serpent tempted Eve, and Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit that changed mankind forever. The moment Adam bit the fruit; man was tainted, “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.” Genesis 3-7. What they felt was shame, shame for the sin of disobedience. There is a reason we feel shame after we commit an offense against our Creator. Not being an eloquent debater is but a human imperfection and not a sin or a reason to be embarrassed.
The word embarrassed has been flung about lately describing how supporters feel because of Rick Perry’s lack of debating skills. He would have their vote if only he would be a better debater. Let’s understand a very concrete fact, Obama is a master in speaking and a master in deceiving and promising constituents whatever they want, and he gives us absolutely nada! Words, empty words. His actions do not match his words.
After listening to all the GOP presidential debates, I have come to realize that we should be embarrassed if we support someone who may be a sexual predator, a liar, or someone who cheated on his wife, or someone who pretends to be pro life to attain votes or someone who does not humble himself in front of God and man. Sadly some candidates are acting like trained seals to an audience who want to believe, who want to laugh. It is even sadder that the supporters describe their chosen candidate as godly, intelligent, brilliant and electable. We all should know by now that most all of our candidates can beat Obama and that this presidential race is for us to give away. We also should understand that all humans are flawed and it is up to us to decide which candidate will make the best leader. Who will bring God into the White House, who will help create jobs, who best understands the border situation, who has a proven record? Perry fits the criteria to be our next president, but where are his supporters? Hiding because he is not the best debater? We also have a few other conservatives we need to observe: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.
Let me explain that Iowa may be important, but the winner does not necessarily mean that the nomination is clinched. Mitt Romney and Gingrich probably want the suspense to end, but it will not end until sometime in March or April or maybe later. The polls on November 2007 showed that Rudy Giuliani was at 27.8%, Fred Thompson 14.5%, Mitt Romney 12.8% and John McCain 12.5%. The winners of the Iowa caucus in 2008 were Mike Huckabee with 34.36%, Mitt Romney with 25.19%, Fred Thompson with 13.39% and John McCain with 13.03%. As you know it was McCain that finally won the nomination. The current average polling is Gingrich 23.8%, Romney 21.3%, Cain 15.5%, and Perry 8.0%. Given the statistics from 2008, we really do not know who will win the nomination.
The situations with the candidates are very fluid, just look at Herman Cain, women keep popping up, and I believe that his numbers will continue to drop. This will give the other candidates room to swell their followers. Gingrich captured the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader, a leading news paper, much to the disappointment of Romney. Romney moved to New Hampshire hoping to garner the support of the people. Evidently his strategy is not working. Drew Cline, editorial page editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader said that Rick Perry was their second choice but went with Gingrich. Gingrich and Romney are leading the polls with Cain following and Perry coming in fourth place. But, this is today, and tomorrow will bring a different set of numbers.
The most significant ingredient for assuming the office of the presidency of the United States is character. America’s priorities are at an all time low, and as conservatives, we must strive to elect the one person who has proven to be unabashed in his praise for God and our country. Our nominee will be a reflection of who we are. So when the president of the United States takes his/her oath of office in January 2013, remember it is your reflection.
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