Yesterday I heard Dr. Dobson make the following announcement. While he has not officially endorsed John McCain, he is giving it serious consideration, saying McCain’s choice of running mate will be a strong factor in his decision.
Conservative Christian leader James Dobson has softened his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator despite serious misgivings.
“I never thought I would hear myself saying this,” Dobson said in a radio broadcast to air Monday. “… While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.”
While Dr. Dobson is in disagreement with Senator McCain on several issues, he agrees with Senator Obama on almost none.
I was distressed months ago after McCain became the presumptive nominee and Dr. Dobson indicated strongly that he could not vote for him, and was considering a third-party or independent nominee. Though I understand his thoughts, I fear that if a large number of conservative thinkers and voters take that stance, there is a real threat of throwing the election to Obama.
“Flip-flip” is good sometimes. I really don’t fault anyone for changing his mind, for at times we all may need to reconsider issues and find it logical to come to different conclusions. The negative nuance of flip-flopping is centered around a candidate who changes his position depending on the blowing of the political wind and the personal expediency of the amended thinking.
I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on this subject.
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