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The Technicolor life

"The Technicolor life" Continued...

Issue: "Coming to America," April 6, 2013

When you’re in presidential campaign debates and are supposed to respond instantaneously to all kinds of questions, how do you listen? How do you show Christian humility where the idea is to project yourself with a certain amount of arrogance? It’s not necessarily projecting yourself with arrogance, but projecting your view with confidence, and there is nothing wrong with being confident. David was highly confident when he stood before Saul. Peter became confident when he was filled with the Holy Spirit. ... I ran for president because I saw the devastation that would occur to our country if Obamacare remained intact. For those students here: Your futures are being stolen from you quite literally. You could have fully 75 percent of what you make taken away from you. 

How did your presidential campaign experience change you? If you’re conservative you can never get anything wrong, and I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong during the course of 15 presidential debates. That forces a person to be better. You have to be a virtual Wikipedia. ... It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I would give 10 speeches a day, probably do four fundraisers. I could be up at 4 a.m. and wouldn’t go to bed until after midnight. I had to raise millions of dollars, I’d have to answer questions, and I was a girl so I had to look good at the same time. It is one of the best experiences I’ve had because it forced me to be better.

With all the thousands of questions thrown at you, is there one you wish you had answered differently? I wish I had gotten John Wayne’s birthplace right and Elvis Presley’s birthday right. Those are the two things I got dinged for more than anything.

Only those two? Yeah, because I was right about all the others (laughter).


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Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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