Evangelical Dobson Softens on McCain

Given Obama 'threat,' Republican appears to be lesser of two evils
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2008 2:29 PM CDT
Christian evangelical leader James Dobson listens as President Bush, not pictured, addresses the National Religious Broadcasters 2008 Convention on March 11, 2008, in Nashville.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – James Dobson still won’t formally endorse John McCain, but the evangelical leader voiced support for the Republican candidate in a radio broadcast today, the AP reports. “Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation,” Dobson said, forcing him “to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice.”

Dobson has previously said that he could not endorse McCain because of his support on stem cell research. “I never thought I would hear myself saying this,” Dobson said in his taped Focus on the Family program. “While I am not endorsing Sen. John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.”