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Santorum Proves In Politics, You Reap What You Sow

January 4, 2012

"...for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" -- Galatians 6:7.

It's an adage older than our time, one that elucidates Rick Santorum's remarkable showing in Iowa: You reap what you sow.

Granted, it seems unlikely that Santorum, a deeply religious man, would base his campaign strategy on a centuries-old piece of Scripture. But as the returns rolled in Tuesday night, one couldn't help but think that the Biblical proverb -- both as a farming metaphor in a state dependent on agriculture, and as divine instruction in a contest dominated by evangelical Christians -- went straight to the heart of Santorum's success.

Simply put, Santorum would never have reaped the incredible results of the 2012 Iowa caucuses without long ago planting the perfect seed.

It came in the fall of 2010, when Santorum traveled to Des Moines on a chilly October morning and climbed aboard a black and purple bus parked outside the state capitol. While other potential White House contenders were quietly and carefully mapping out the preliminary stages of their would-be campaigns, Santorum set off across Iowa on the "Judge Bus Tour" -- a conservative crusade to rid the Iowa Supreme Court of three justices who had voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the Hawkeye State.

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