In January, Focus on the Family's James Dobson announced, "Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances.
July 20, 2008

In January, Focus on the Family's James Dobson announced, "Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances." Dobson issued another statement a month later, insisting he would not vote for McCain in the general election and would stay home if McCain is the GOP nominee.

So much for that commitment.

“I never thought I would hear myself saying this,” Dobson said in a radio broadcast to be broadcast Monday. “… While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.”

To continue … “Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation. His radical positions on life, marriage and national security force me to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice, John McCain.”

To be sure, Dobson opposes Obama more than he supports McCain -- a common phenomenon on the right lately -- but this certainly doesn't make Dobson look like Mr. Principled.

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