Santorum Only Loses First Place in Iowa by Eight Votes!!

Well I said this would happen if we put our faith in the Lord instead of just choosing who we thought could win this election.  I truly believe if we stand by our principles and values the right person (Rick Santorum) can and will go all the way.  As I watched his speech tonight, there was still no final vote count. Most of the time it showed Santorum  in the lead, and I truly believe now that eight votes behind is basically the same as winning.  He’s shown America that he can do it.  I do believe he’s the true conservative in this race, (besides Michelle Bachman) and I compare him to Silent Cal.  That’s silent Calvin Coolidge who was the best president of the 20th century, until Ronald Regan.  For me, I’ve really prayed about this.  For you, you may have different criteria you pray on and your answer may be different than mine.  Either way, we have to have faith and not just settle with our votes on who we think has the best chance of winning.  If we pray, and put our faith in the person who most resembles our principles and values, then they will have the best chance of winning.  Especially if we really want to change our country for the better.

For the first time, I’m not afraid to stand up and tell people exactly how I feel.  Now I know people in my family may think I’ve always done that, but it’s only been with them.  I believe we need to have the courage to STAND UP and be heard.  If we want real change in this country, we can’t just sit back and hope it will change.  Faith alone won’t do it either.  WORK!!  Work is what we need to do to accomplish the change we seek.  Look how Rick Santorum worked.  He was in last place just a few weeks ago, but he went to 99 counties in Iowa and over 300 town meetings.  He didn’t just sit back and hope people would just understand his message.  He got out and personally told people his message.  The eight vote loss was only after two lost precincts were found.

The first words of his speech were:  “Game On“.  With these votes the game really is on.  It may not be as easy a victory for Mitt Romney as everyone thought it would be.  Either everyone’s work paid off or Iowa is more sick of Obama than people realize, because Iowa had the largest turnout for a Republican Caucus.

According to what I saw on Atlas Shrugs the vote was:

Percentage Reporting 98%

Candidate   Votes        %

Santorum    29,662    25%
Romney      29,657    25%
Paul            25,926    22%
Gingrich     16,002     14%
Perry          12,442     11%
Bachmann   6,031       5%
Huntsman       734     <1%
Cain

This seems sort of miraculous to me after all the news I watched and heard all day.  Everyone said Santorum would probably take third place, which was still a miracle considering he had been at the bottom just a couple of weeks ago, but to nearly tie with first place is a testament to his faith and hard work.  He didn’t spend as much money as others spent, but he got the word out.

We CAN be the difference in this election.  We just need to STAND!  And maybe like me, be LOUD!!  That’s what makes me LaMar’s Loud Daughter.

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