It's been a week since the Virginia elections. We lost, but even in that loss, there were victories. And the loss isn't complete -- just one battle in the war for the soul of our nation.
Ken Cuccinelli lost the Governor's race, primarily due to a third party Libertarian candidate in the race (a Democrat-funded vote-splitter who supports Obamacare expansion) who received 6%+ of the vote, which would have swung the election easily (Ken Cuccinelli lost by 2%). The Republican National Committee also refused to give Cuccinelli the funds he needed, resulting in his being outspent by 10-1 in the last week (and much higher figures leading up to that week). The RNC spent $3 million in Cuccinelli's race, while funneling $40 million in Chris Christie's campaign in New Jersey (where Christie was expected to win by a landslide). The Republican for Lt. Governor, E.W. Jackson, also lost.
That may look pretty bleak. But being on the ground in Virginia for a Generation Joshua Student Action team, I got to see a bright side that many will never think about.
Pending a recount, conservative Mark Obenshain won the Attorney General's race by a few hundred votes. Generation Joshua teams were the deciding factors in several races for the Virginia House of Delegates, holding a 67-seat super-majority for the GOP in that house.
More than anything else, we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. God has a plan in everything, and the Virginia race is no exception.