Contact: Reverend Rob Schenck, 703-447-7686 cell on-site
BURLINGTON, Iowa, Jan. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), president of the conservative National Clergy Council and chair of the Committee on Church and Society for the Evangelical Church Alliance, made a last minute decision to travel to Iowa today to meet with Evangelical leaders and offer Bible-based guidance to caucus goers.
Schenck, who has not endorsed a candidate, will urge caucus participants to look carefully at three crucial factors: The candidates' core moral principles, capacity to govern and ability to win in a fierce contest.
"I've spent 14 years in Washington interacting daily with politicians," said Schenck. "This year's campaign will require the best possible candidate in all three areas. The winner must be of the highest moral caliber, demonstrate the best ability to govern during extremely difficult and dangerous times and, in the end, win convincingly over a formidable opponent. Only one or two of these elements isn't enough."
Schenck will also remind Evangelicals and other traditional Christians what is at stake in this election.
"We should think of it as electing the next Supreme Court," Schenck said. "Presidents last four or eight years. The Supreme Courts they appoint and the decisions those courts make last decades and even centuries. This election is more for our kids and grandkids than for us."
Rev. Schenck is available for further comment in Burlington tonight and tomorrow. He can be reached on site at mobile, 703-447-7686.