Steve Deace

Contrary to what your local leftist magical thinker/post-modern pundit claims, the Word of God has something to say to everybody on every aspect of human existence.

Politicians would be no exception.

The Bible has some wisdom for each of the Republican presidential candidates, and its advice they would be wise to heed. Each of the GOP candidates would be far better off following Biblical consult than the consultants on which many of them are wasting their money. If you’re trying to inspire people to support you, why not consult with their Creator’s owner’s manual?

Newt Gingrich

Above else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Proverbs 4:23

There has never been any doubt that Gingrich is brilliant enough to make a great president. I have met and interviewed many politicians in my career, and Gingrich is one of the few whose intellect I actually respect. So far in this campaign no one has done a more effective job of demonstrating they have what it takes to take the fight to President Obama in a national debate. However, there is more to being a righteous leader then just being really smart or having bravado. Human history is replete with smart or brash leaders who were despots, tyrants, or disappointments—and they all had one thing in common. Each of them lacked the moral center necessary to base their decisions on.

Without that moral center they used their giftedness in a way that indulged themselves or their self-interests, as opposed to modeling the true servant leadership of Christ. Gingrich is definitely smart enough to know better than to make some of the decisions he’s made in his life that’s responsible for the baggage he must now overcome. Therefore, one must question the moral filter through which Gingrich was making those decisions.

Moving forward, if Gingrich wants to convince us he’s the leader we’re looking for, he must show us he now has the moral center to provide a plumb line for his sheer brilliance. Some ways Gingrich could show that is by exhibiting discipline, transparency, and humility.

Mitt Romney

A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 1:8

Much has been made the past few years about whether Christians will vote for a Mormon for President of the United States, but the reality is that entire argument is moot because Romney has many more problems as a candidate beyond his religion.

Steve Deace

Steve Deace is syndicated nationally by the Salem Radio Network each weeknight from 9 p.m.-Midnight eastern. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and Real Clear Politics among others. He's one of the top 100 talk show hosts in America according to Talkers Magazine. In 2013 he wrote the second-most shared column of the year for USA Today, defending "Duck Dynasty" and traditional American values. In addition to being a contributor for Conservative Review, USA Today, and Town, Deace is a columnist for The Washington Times. He is also the author of the book "Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again," which includes a foreword by David Limbaugh and is endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders. He lives in Iowa with his wife Amy, and their three children: Ana, Zoe, Noah You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.