Friday, February 8, 2008

Dobson Finally Endorses Huckabee

Left with a choice between McCain (whom he has vowed he will never support) and Mike Huckabee, James Dobson has finally endorsed the presidential campaign of the former Arkansas governor. But I wouldn't go as far as saying Dobson hearts Huckabee. Rather, his endorsement yesterday seemed rather half-hearted.
I am endorsing Gov. Mike Huckabee for President of the United States today. My decision comes in the wake of my statement on Super Tuesday that I could not vote for Sen. John McCain, even if he goes on to win the Republican nomination. His record on the institution of the family and other conservative issues makes his candidacy a matter of conscience and concern for me.

That left two pro-family candidates whom I could support, but I was reluctant to choose between them. However, the decision by Gov. Mitt Romney to put his campaign "on hold" changes the political landscape. The remaining candidate for whom I could vote is Gov. Huckabee. His unwavering positions on the social issues, notably the institution of marriage, the importance of faith and the sanctity of human life, resonate deeply with me and with many others. That is why I will support Gov. Huckabee through the remaining primaries, and will vote for him in the general election if he should get the nomination. Obviously, the governor faces an uphill struggle, given the delegates already committed to Sen. McCain. Nevertheless, I believe he is our best remaining choice for President of the United States. (emphasis mine, of course)
Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

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