James Dobson issued a statement today saying he is strongly opposed to John McCain's candidacy. He criticized McCain as an enemy of conservatives on many issues. Said Dobson: "I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are."
Shortly after releasing his statement, Dr. Dobson was a quest on Dennis Prager's radio show, where he stated that he will cast his vote for Mitt Romney. While Dobson made it clear this was a personal decision and not a formal endorsement, he said he was willing to overlook the differences between evangelicals and Mormons in favor of the "strong leadership" Mitt Romney brings to the table.
As one of the most influential voices in the evangelical community, Dr. Dobson's statement is likely to have a strong influence on many evangelicals. It's worthwhile to note that Dobson has chosen to support Mitt Romney rather than fellow evangelical Mike Huckabee.
To read excerpts from Dobson's written statement and his radio interview with Mr. Prager click here.