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Friday, August 29, 2008

Dobson says "Yes!" to Palin

It's no secret that John McCain and Focus on the Family's James Dobson have some verbal hostilities in their past. But McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate is enough to close the gap for Dobson.

Dobson: But I can tell you that if I had to go into the studio, I mean the voting booth today, I would pull that lever.

I'll try not to dwell on the fact that Dr. Dobson subconsciously thinks he ought to get to cast his vote in a studio instead of a voting booth like the rest of us. But his remarks are significant. Comments like these could build into a chorus. I do wonder whether it's too late to light a fire in the Evangelical base, though. Some Evangelicals are moving to a less political stance and a few have been moving to the left. But the choice of Palin is an element in helping McCain address their ambivalence.

Update: More conservative love for Sarah Palin in the Tennessean. Quotations from Dr. Richard Land, more from James Dobson, and others.

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