Dobson's FlipJuly 23, 2008
It may not be quite a flip-flop yet, but James Dobson has gone at least halfway. Although Dobson declared a few months ago that he could never vote for Republican John McCain, he now claimed he might:
I never thought I would hear myself saying this. ... While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.Yet, earlier this year, Dobson argued:
I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances.Dobson is now using what some call "the lesser of two evils" argument. But isn't that a circumstance? Did Dobson really not foresee that he would find McCain more to his liking than Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? People support their favorite candidate during the primary, but if that does not work, many then choose someone they do not like as well but more than the other candidates. That is pretty much elections 101.
Dobson is acting almost like this is the first presidential election he has ever seen before. This seems like a good example of why conservatives Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson (no relation--at least recently) argued that Dobson and other Christians should "Focus on the Family, Not on Politics."