The question is: can a baseball team outscore its opponent in a particular inning but then lose the game? The answer is obvious. Not only is this possible but, during baseball season, it literally happens every day.
Whenever a team gives up a big inning, there is a good way to tell what their chances are for coming back. After they finally get the other team out, watch how the players walk off the field. Some will shuffle back to the dugout with their heads hanging down and a look on their faces like someone just shot their dog. You can stick those guys with a fork; they’re done. But others will run to the dugout with the look of a tiger that’s ready to eat. They are still in the hunt.
There is no denying that, on November 4th, we gave up the big inning. America’s death merchants and godless Marxists scored some runs by electing Barak Obama. But on the other hand, that’s all that happened. They didn’t win the game.
Fortunately, the pro-life movement seems to be handling this situation far better than it did in 1992. I have been legitimately impressed with how our people have responded to Obama’s election compared to the way they responded to the election of Bill Clinton. I can tell you that in the weeks following the 1992 debacle, our phones lit up with despondent pro-lifers who were absolutely convinced that all was lost. Of course, after a while, they slowly started coming in off the ledges and, once a little more time had passed, they got back to work.
The interesting thing is, this time around our people are not being driven by despair as much as anger. Since the election, I have not received one call from someone whimpering about the outcome. Every single person I’ve talked to has either wanted to know what they could do to help or asked how they could better support the efforts of Life Dynamics. Not only that, but every other national pro-life leader I’ve talked to has said exactly the same thing. The pro-lifers are ready to fight.
Several things are at play here. First, in the 1990s we proved that we could take the best that the abortion lobby could dish out. Now, having survived Slick Willie and “Waco” Janet we do not feel as threatened by Obama.
Second, I sense that the pro-life movement is more mature, and perhaps even more resolved, than it was in 1992. It appears that we have fewer people who want to whine and more who want to win.
Third, more pro-lifers are now aware of the fact that in order to win this battle in the political arena we must first win it in the streets. The good news is that we are winning it in the streets and we’ve been doing so for a long time. And any way you look at it, Barak Obama can’t do anything more to stop that than Bill Clinton could. Abortion mills continue to close, the public is becoming increasingly pro-life and the largest increase in pro-life sentiment is in America’s young people. Today, even some pro-aborts are openly lamenting that their movement is aging rapidly while ours is getting younger.
Now, back to the business at hand. I have recently been telling you to be looking for news about an exciting new project we’ve been working on for almost three years. I still can’t give you details other than to say that it is scheduled to be launched in February and, when it hits, it is going to revolutionize our ability to reach the minority community. So stay tuned; the pro-life movement is about to change forever.