James Dobson of Focus on the Family on John McCain: “I pray that we don’t get stuck with him”
WorldNet: Christian leader rejects McCain
Dobson says he couldn’t support senator ‘under any circumstances’
A prominent Christian leader whose radio and magazine outreaches are solidly in support of biblically-based marriages â€“ and keep in touch with millions of constituents daily â€“ says he cannot consider Arizona Sen. John McCain a viable candidate for president.
“Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances,” said James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family as well as the Focus Action cultural action organization set up specifically to provide a platform for informing and rallying constituents.
Dobson, who always is careful to note that he’s not speaking for the non-profit ministry, which cannot advocate for or against candidates legally, also doesn’t hesitate to state his personal opinions on social or political issues and agendas.
Several times he’s talked to Republicans, the traditionally conservative political party, about the need to maintain the values of that large part of the U.S. population, or lose the support of those people.
His most recent comments came during an interview on the Jerry Johnson Live program on KCBI 90.0 FM.
So, who will Dobson and the Focus on the Family folks support of the “BIG THREE” of Giuliani, McCain and Romney?
This statement has to be a BOOM for Romney and a devastating blow to McCain.
However, Romney has Flip-Flopped on abortion and Gay Marriage. And Romney is a MORMON – hardly compatible with Evangelical Christians.
Are Dobson’s litmus tests for support dooming him and his Evangelical Christian followers to irrelevance in 2008 Presidential primaries?
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