It Starts By Showing Up

In 2010, there were over 2 million registered voters in the state of Iowa.

Over 600,000 of them were registered Republicans.

Approximately 100,000 voters showed up for the Iowa caucuses tonight.

As I write this at 11:29 EST, Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney by 72 votes and Ron Paul by fewer than 4000.

The headlines we will see tomorrow could easily have been different, depending on how those 500,000 people who didn’t show up feel.

But when you don’t show up, you give your voice to the people who do.