Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mitt Romney Takes New Hampshire but It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over

So Mitt Romney won in New Hampshire and won it big with 39% of the vote, sending much of the conservative population in this country into a depressed funk.

But here’s the thing: New Hampshire was always Romney’s. There was never any chance of anybody else taking it home.

Why? Because Romney is arguably the most liberal conservative among the GOP presidential hopefuls, and New England is predominantly filled with liberals of one stripe or another.

Case in point: Jon Huntsman managed to get 17% of the vote. Where else is that going to happen?

Thinking about the whole situation this morning, I told myself that it wasn’t over until it was over. And then I really stopped and thought about it…

Because it isn’t. Hasn’t this crazy race with so many one-time leaders shown us that? There are still several key states to conquer, including the upcoming South Carolina caucus. And Newt Gingrich groups, for one, are busy plotting vicious – but not necessarily untrue – attacks on frontrunner Romney even now.

Anything can happen going forward… kinda like this past Sunday’s matchup between the highly-favored Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos.

(And yes, here I go again. But it really is relevant!)

From the beginning, that game was a nail-biter for anybody rooting for Tim Tebow and the Broncos. For myself, I didn’t really start believing that they might have a chance until their second touchdown, and then the Steelers took control of the game and it seemed like they were going to win instead.

They didn’t though, merely matching the Broncos’ score and sending them into overtime where anything could happen. And it did in the most unexpected way possible, with a beautifully thrown pass, a perfect catch and a triumphant run right into the endzone.

The Broncos won with style and flair that quite simply doesn’t happen in most football games.

And considering all of the trash talk about Tim Tebow and his Christianity, it was like some superpower (for kicks and giggles, let’s just say God) had it all mapped out so that He would get the maximum amount of glory in the end. Keeping everybody at the edge of their seats was just a way of getting everybody’s attention.

So here’s a thought for all of those conservatives now clinically depressed about Romney’s double-state win. For all we know, God might just be playing up to a big, spectacular surprise finish that will turn heads and get people talking.

I don’t pretend to know exactly how God works, so I’m not going to say for sure that’s what’s going on one way or the other.

I’m just saying that it’s not over ‘til it’s over. And God has everything in His hands regardless.

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