Scott Lively is apparently intent on being as delusional as possible about absolutely everything. In the wake of his pointless run for governor, in which he received 19,192 votes — about .85% of the votes cast — he says he won a “great victory” because he put out some yard signs.
I want you to recognize what a great victory we have achieved in this campaign. Consider the facts objectively:
A Missionary Pastor with an inner-city church that seats just 45, mostly street-people, ran a part-time campaign, serving as his own campaign manager, with only 20-30 campaign volunteers (only about half of whom dedicated more than 40 hours to the effort), and a budget of just over $25,000. To a population of over 6 million people he put out just 50,000 pieces of literature, 300 bumper stickers, 400 yard signs, and for media advertising had only one 30-second radio spot for five days on two local Springfield radio stations plus a 2×3″ print ad in one edition of a regional newspaper in the Pioneer Valley.
Deliberately (by the prompting of the Holy Spirit) limiting his campaign activities only to those public appearances and media interviews to which he was invited (not trying to win the seat in his own strength but staying out of the way to let God pull the strings), he (by conservative accounts) handily won the two major debates in which he appeared, shocked the hosts, audience and fellow panelists in every forum with his boldness and candor, and preached the unvarnished Gospel of Jesus Christ in nearly all of the 30 or so public events in which he appeared.
Yeah, apparently the “Holy Spirit” wanted to watch you get beaten like a chicken-fried steak.