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Friday, August 29, 2008

Dobson Says He Plans to Vote for McCain Palin

Though Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family has been lukewarm at best in his support of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, today's announcement that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is joining McCain on the ticket seems to have finally broken the ice for Dobson.

Radio talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager interviewed Dobson on his show today.

The best Dobson has been able to come up with for the McCain ticket so far has been, "I might."

Dobson recounted the feeling he had when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, and said

I feel very much that way today. Maybe that’s an overstatement. Maybe time won’t validate it, but this is a very exciting and encouraging day for conservatives and pro-family activists.

After conceding that politicians and campaigns don't always turn out the way you had hoped, Dobson answered Prager's question about whether he believed he could actually vote for the McCain ticket:
But I can tell you that if I had to go into the studio, I mean the voting booth today, I would pull that lever.

Dobson described what it was like when he and a number of other conservatives--many of them Christians--heard Sarah Palin's speech:
I was just with about 300, maybe 400 people in a large auditorium, and they put Sarah Palin’s speech on the screen and we sat there and watched. I’m telling you it was electric. These were conservatives, you know. They were mostly Christian, but not all of them were. I mean to tell you, it set that crowd on fire.

Today's developments have invigorated the Republican grassroots like nothing seen in a long time.

Have we just witnessed the beginning of the end for the Obama campaign?


Leslie said...

Dr. Dobson is violating his own pledge
that as long as God allows him to live,
he will never again vote for a candidate who
would take an innocent life.

John McCain supports dissecting our tinyist
boys and girls for scientific research.

Sixx said...

I am finally breaking from what Dobson says. NO way will I vote for McCain. The lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. Vice? come one. She is great, but she isn't running for president. McCain is. Vote for none of the above or third party.

Veritas said...

James Dobson who once said this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RVZcZ3b9RI and says he can now "pull the lever" for a candidate who doesn't believe that babies in the womb possess an unalienable right to life that no state can violate, who opposes the central plank of the GOP's platform a Human Life Amendment, and who supports government funded scientific experimentation on human embryos. A new low for the "pro-scamily" movement.

Anselmo1 said...

Dr. Dobson sets a bad example as a Christian minister. McCain supports stem cell research from aborted babies. He has lost any credibility he had had by this endorsement.

Dr. Dobson could have endorsed a Pro Life candidate such as Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party.

Dr. Dobson now joins the ranks of Pat Robertson and John Hagee who do not practice what they preach.

Dr. Dobson would have been better to stay out of endorsing candidates and leading more souls to the Lord like Dr. Billy Graham has done his entire life.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm convinced. I WILL NOT vote for James Dobson in November.

Carrie K. Hutchens said...

Neither will I, Dr. Theo!

Carrie K. Hutchens said...

I don't know how much weight our votes will have in this coming election, but there is one thing I am sure of...

To vote for anyone other than McCain or Obama is definitely throwing your vote away because those other people do not have a chance of getting enough votes (at this point) to even remotely have a chance of winning.

And something else to consider...

your vote for one of those other people could take away just enough from the lesser of two evils that it might as well have been a vote for the bigger of two evils, 'cause it helped put him into office.

I'm all for making statements and making positive changes, however, one does need to ponder what results specific actions might bring before putting those actions into motion.

Melissa said...

Well Carrie - I can see where you think you have a point, but right is right and wrong is wrong. I don't care if McCain did bring a female - pro choice - into the mix. She has 5 children - one who is a down's syndrome baby only a few months old. Her husband has his own career and seriously - who is taking care of the children? The oldest ones? They are the ones that should be being supervised! In my own experience the older the child or the more sever the disability - the more they need at least one of the parents at home with them. No, I don't care if parents have to work 8 hours a day, I had to do that with my kids, but someone has to be there to parent. I know of what I speak - 3 children, 1 with cancer, 1 deaf and all 3 ADD. I was a single mom, gave up A LOT of future that I could have had in business to make sure that they had a parent there. Once you have a child you have the responsibility to make sure they are taken care of. It is YOUR responsibility not someone elses.

Carrie K. Hutchens said...

Melissa, so you are saying that because Palin has five children that we should waste our votes on an unknown that does not have a chance to win?

Kevin said...

Words cannot describe how totally disgusted I am with the Colorado Springs Dobson.

In Jan-07, Dobson declared he couldn't support senator "under any circumstances"


Can a human being be any more hypocritical? Oh, did I mention that he's a Christian minister?

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