Those who follow the news know that the 2016 presidential race is well underway and consuming most of the attention of the media, pundits, and “the base” of each political party.  Whether the rest of America is paying attention at this point is another question but certainly more and more will be as the primary and caucus season kicks off on Monday in Iowa.

While politics can often be stranger than fiction, this particular presidential race has candidates and storylines that have been particularly compelling.

Billionaire property mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is leading in the national polls on the Republican side with a self-funded campaign and his politically incorrect manner.  Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum round out the field, with each bringing interesting elements to the race.

On the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner and yet is embroiled once again in scandal over sending/receiving classified emails from her personal phone while Secretary of State.  Her main competitor is Bernie Sanders, a self-professed “democratic socialist”.

As the voting begins on the presidential race, we’ll discuss the candidates and how Christians should view the election process.