There used to be a saying that whatever happened in the USA would eventually (in ten years or so) trickle out here to Australia. However we live in a different world where we see and hear the Presidential candidates talking at their respective Conferences at the same time those present at those conferences are seeing and hearing them as well. What happens in America has inevitable consequences for Australia. Much sooner these days! So the elections and the Presidential race are of tremendous interest and concern for us in Australia too. Decisions made in America influence decisions made on the other side of the world. Often wonderful decisions, but sometimes some decisions are not so helpful for us in Australia.
It is not easy to get analyses from a Christian perspective of what is happening in the USA and in other parts of the world. That is why I have found one particular writer a great help in giving a theological perspective of events in the USA and in the wider world. He is Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. who is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the largest Seminaries in America. He has helpfully compared, in the following article, the platforms of the two main parties. It helps us to be more informed as we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in the USA. I trust you find it as useful as I did. http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/09/06/the-great-american-worldview-exercise-the-2012-election/
His other writings on the Bible, theology and a wide variety of social issues are really very helpful as well. They are always well considered and certainly non vitriolic.
Blog No.091. Jim Holbeck. Posted on Friday 7th September 2012