Did Eliakim The Cause Of The Coattail Effect?

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Have you ever heard of the Coattail effect? It is an interesting concept. Basically, whenever someone is running for a major political office, he is usually endorsed by several “household” names within his party. These backings earn the candidate more support because the voters know and trust the names endorsing him. The candidate, then, is not earning votes because of his policies or ideas, but by his ability to use the fame of others to his advantage. This is not anything new, however. There is a story in the book of Isaiah that describes a man named Eliakim. God was replacing Shebna, a wicked steward of the royal court, with Eliakim (Is. 22:15, 20-21). Eliakim was promised royal authority, security, and glory for his work in the place
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