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Monday, May 3, 2010

Dr. James Dobson Switches Endorsement in Kentucky Senate Race; Says He was Misled by "Senior Members of the GOP"

It appears Dr. James Dobson has switched his endorsement in the Kentucky GOP U.S. Senate primary from Trey Grayson to Rand Paul. He endorsed Grayson last week, but now says he was misled by "senior members of the GOP" to believe that Paul was not pro-Life. Dobson now says he knows that he is, and so he has switched his endorsement.

Here is the text of Dobson's statement:

Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake? I did just that last week. I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent.

But now I've received further information from OB/GYN's in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself.

I now know that he is avidly pro life. He believes that life begins at conception.

He opposes earmarking and supports Israel. He identifies with the Tea Party movement and believes in home schooling. Sounds like my kind of man.

If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul. Would you consider sending him to the U.S. Senate to shake things up in Washington?

David Weigel has some insight into what happened:
Dobson had been convinced, by a fairly successful whisper campaign, that Rand Paul's libertarian approach to the abortion issue was more or less pro-choice. That's not what Paul has ever said, though; like his father he's anti-abortion rights but wants the issue decided in the states. And over the course of a week, the Paul campaign convinced Dobson on this point.
 It is stunning that Dobson was not more careful before making an endorsement in the race. But he has shown himself to be somewhat careless in political endorsements before, such as the way he trashed Sen. Fred Thompson during the 2008 Presidential Campaign, largely based on what he was told by others, and without having personal conversations with Thompson.

The other obvious question from this story is, "What "senior members of the GOP" misled Dobson?


Hangmann747 May 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM  


Well said about Dobson and Fred! That was the first thing that came to my mind!!!!

As you know that was the whole reason why I started blogging in the first place, because as a Christian, I was thrown back as to why Dobson lit into Fred the way he did, when he was the best canidate out there!

I still trust Dr. Dobson as far as Christian Family issues, but feel he should stay out of ANY uninformed arena's.

All this just proves my blogs point! We as americans must get informed on real Constitutional issues, and get involved!!!

As Always thanks for being involved, Shane

"Standing Strong" "Closing Ranks"
& still in the "Huint for Red November"


Anonymous,  May 3, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

Rand is the best candidate for standing by real change towards constitutional government in DC. The great thing about Rand is that he possesses Western ethics. He is not politically correct like most libertarians who would impose an atheist Federal mandate on everyone. Glad Dobson is supporting him, too.

Anonymous,  May 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I'm thrilled to see Dr. Dobson finally realized Rand is the right man for the job. I'm so happy to see Kentuckians finally have a chance to vote for a man that loves to hate blacks, champions the rights of banks and gigantic corporations to screw regular Americans and pollute with impunity. I also really like that Rand Paul is a very open minded and selective libertarian. I like that he believes in civil liberties (for 'REAL' Americans) and smaller and less intrusive government, exept for the special things, like shoving theocracy down every American's throat and intervening in private family medical issues between a woman and her doctor. Go Paul!

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