Who Wants it More?

Within the Romney campaign, the slogan carrying them through these grueling last hours comes from Friday Night Lights: Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.  I love this — it captures the idealism of Mitt Romney and the deep desire to serve and to make a profound difference.  But for those of us down here in the trenches, I prefer something grittier.  As this election is polling closer than any national election of our lifetime, here’s the question: Who really wants to win?

I’ve linked the Al Pacino video below before, but it particularly resonates for me today.  More than 100 million Americans will vote in this election — almost 70 million of them tomorrow.  That’s a huge number, but it happens one vote at a time, one person at a time.  For our side to win, millions of our people need to make a simple decision: If I can only influence one vote — my own — I’m going to make sure that vote is recorded.  If I can only influence three votes, or four, or ten, I’m going to make sure those votes are counted.

Tomorrow is not about the grand gesture, it’s about commitment — individual commitment by a vast movement of people who know that life matters, that liberty matters, and that this — the greatest nation on earth — is destined for more than debt and decline.  If you’re not doing everything you can — even if it means fighting only for the inch of ground around you — then you are asking to lose.

Who wants it more?

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  • Craig

    If God wants a Mormon Bishop to lead our country, He can make this happen even without your vote.

    • Norm

      Are you talking about Harry Reid?

  • anchan

    What in the world do you mean, Craig? God does not work that way. If we want to vote for Mitt Romney, we will. If enough people vote for him, he wins. If enough people don’t vote for him, he doesn’t. What you are implying starts to become a conspiracy theory. I believe in miracles. If Mitt receives enough votes tomorrow to win, that will be sufficient for me. I don’t need angels to come down and install him in the Presidency. Our hands upholding he and Paul Ryan are enough.

    • Craig

      I’ll grant you one point. What evangelicals have done for Mitt Romney is already enough for this: to narrow the divide that has long separated the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from the rest of the Body of Christ.

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