39 days and counting

By Dave Andrusko

clintontrump8On November 8, the United States electorate will make a monumentally important decision: will pro-life Donald Trump be our next President or will it be Planned Parenthood’s all-time favorite candidate, Hillary Clinton?

Will our citizens choose the dead-end of the most militant pro-abortionist ever to campaign for the Oval Office? Or will we, collectively, chose a man who sent out a letter to the pro-life community in which he promised, as President, to

· Nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

· Sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.

· Defund Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.

One of my favorite authors is Malcolm Gladwell. My favorite book of his is The Tipping Point. In an interview Gladwell was once asked what the book was about. Gladwell responded, “It’s a book about change. In particular, it’s a book that presents a new way of understanding why change so often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does.”

Think about this for a second. Only a few weeks ago, the Washington Post was gleefully carrying an Associated Press story the thesis of which was that Hillary Clinton might effectively win the race before November 8!

AP writer Hope Yen told us that in some of the states targeted by both campaigns, half the votes, or more, would be cast in early-voting. And, she continued, since the party affiliation of people who cast ballots will be known in “many states,” from that you can extrapolate how Clinton and Trump are faring.

Of course that was just another iteration of the-then fashionable argument that the election was over and Clinton ought to be focusing on her choices for her cabinet and picking out draperies for the Oval Office.

Now the election is in a virtual dead-heat, in the national polls and in the key states he must win to carry the day. Even NPR (all of places) is connecting the dots. We read

a viable route has emerged for the Republican nominee, according to the latest NPR Battleground Map.

About a dozen battleground states have gotten closer with some key ones showing Trump leading for the first time. Hillary Clinton retains the advantage, but it’s a far more precarious lead for the Democrat than at any time in this presidential race.

Trump’s movement comes as many pollsters have switched to “likely voter” models, which try to predict the electorate based on factors like enthusiasm and past voting records. …. Trump also began running his first major round of campaign ads in key states in recent weeks.

There so many ironies to Mr. Trump’s surge it’s difficult to know where to begin. There was/is so much attention to what supposedly is Trump’s ceiling that far less was paid to Mrs. Clinton’s, a status-quo candidate in a year of change who excites no constituency of the Democratic coalition other than the Abortion Establishment.

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And for all the potholes Trump has stepped into, he is a piker compared to Clinton.

Transparency may mean that Trump says things that get him bashed by the Washington Post and the New York Times and CNN. But Clinton’s utter lack of transparency reinforces the bottom line of her many difficulties: people neither believe her nor trust her.

Please take a few hours and read every story in the September digital edition of NRL News and then forward selected stories–the entire issue, if you have a mind to–to your pro-life friends and family.

39 days and counting.

Editor’s note. This appeared in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this editorial, indeed the entire issue, with your pro-life friends and family.