I know tonight’s southern results were disappointing to all of you who were watching the results on television, Twitter, and Facebook with great hope. I think we were all a little like kids at the top of the stairwell on Christmas Eve, looking down at the stockings below and wondering, “Could it possibly happen?”
Well, kids, it didn’t. Gov. Romney didn’t win in these two southerns states, but we have more to hang our hat on than the false hope of polls, Jeff Foxworthy endorsements, and a new found appreciation of grits.
Mississippi will always have a soft place in my heart. After all, it’s where David proposed. In a rather romantic location, right David? Let’s leave that sewage pipe story for another time, when everyone’s in a much better mood. Because, tonight was really annoying.
Having said that, the math hasn’t changed. Rick Santorum will not be able to get enough delegates to win the nomination, and Romney did much better than expected. As I was watching the vote tallies roll in, I was reminded of the many comparisons I’ve heard of the GOP Presidential race and the fable “the tortoise and the hare.” In the analogy, of course, Gov. Romney is the slow, steady presence as the various “hare” candidates come and go.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of that analogy. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s good and true. But sometimes you just need something more than Aesop. Tonight, we experienced an “Exodus 23:30 Moment:”
Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
Exodus 23:30 NIV
Sometimes, for whatever reason, victories come in increments. We know God’s in control of this election, and He’s in control of this nation. Will you let him be in control of your mood and expectations too?
Let’s face it, friends. We’re experiencing a steady, slow victory. Deep down, you know that too. (To prove this, ask yourself, “Would I trade Mitt’s position in this race for any other candidate’s?” See, that was too easy.) In other words, we’re still in the best position and are going to pull it off. Keep fighting the good fight and don’t be disappointed.
Little by little. Let that be your mantra as we make our way to the White House.