I met Jim Wallis at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and have been following his work ever since. He writes a brilliant column, God’s Politics, for www.sojourners.com. This is the piece he wrote just after the US Election results were released.
The day after the 2012 election brought a great feeling of relief. Most of us, whether our candidates won or lost, were so weary of what elections have become that we were just glad the process was over. Many were disappointed that dysfunctional and bitterly partisan politics in Washington, D.C., had undermined their deep desires for “hope” and “change.” Politics have severely constrained those possibilities by focusing on blame instead of solutions, and winning instead of governing. And, as the most expensive election in American history just showed, the checks have replaced all the balances.