The Dobson Endorsement

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Dr. James DobsonThis is incredibly good news, although, as with Romney dropping out earlier today, Mike Huckabee could have really used this earlier.  Like before Super Tuesday, perhaps?  Still, it’s great that Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family has decided to make vocal his support for the only conservative remaining in the race for the Republican nomination for President.

James Dobson, one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, is about to endorse former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Associated Press has learned.

Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family, talked to the GOP presidential hopeful Thursday and later was to release a statement explaining his choice, said Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Dobson.

If only Dr. Dobson had added his voice to Mike’s earlier, we would be looking at a much different race.  Still, after careful and prayerful consideration, James Dobson could remain silent no longer.

Until now, Dobson had never endorsed a GOP presidential hopeful during the primary campaign. But he ruled out front-runner John McCain in a blistering commentary on Super Tuesday, and on Thursday the fight for the GOP nomination narrowed to a two-man race between McCain and Huckabee, who is far behind in the delegate count but pledged to fight on.

McCain was never under consideration, naturally and understandably.

Dobson released a statement Tuesday that criticized McCain for his support of embryonic stem cell research, his opposition to a federal anti-gay marriage amendment and for his temper and use of foul language.

He said if McCain were the nominee, he would not cast a ballot for president for the first time in his life.

Another great endorsement for Mike Huckabee.  The race isn’t over yet.  Have hope.  Pray.  And support Mike Huckabee, before it’s too late.

Hat Tip: Brett Passmore at Race 4 2008.

== Sam Brown ==

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