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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

(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.”

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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.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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