Subject: Fred Thompson; From: James Dobson; Message: ‘Not For Me, My Brothers’

Let’s get real here. The Republican candidates are really weak right now…and many conservative faithful were hoping that Fred Thompson could fill the void. Well, apparently not. Especially with James Dobson, founder and chairman of Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family.

This from an AP story published on The Denver Post’s PoliticalWest site:

Dobson on Thompson: “Not for me, my brothers.”

DENVER, Colorado – James Dobson, one of the nation’s most politically influential evangelical Christians, made it clear in a message to friends this week he will not support Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson.

In a private e-mail obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, Dobson accuses the former Tennessee senator and actor of being weak on the campaign trail and wrong on issues dear to social conservatives.

“Isn’t Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won’t talk at all about what he believes, and can’t speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?” Dobson wrote.

“He has no passion, no zeal, and no apparent ’want to.’ And yet he is apparently the Great Hope that burns in the breasts of many conservative Christians? Well, not for me, my brothers. Not for me!”

The founder and chairman of Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, Dobson draws a radio audience in the millions, many of whom first came to trust the child psychologist for his conservative Christian advice on child-rearing.

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3 thoughts on “Subject: Fred Thompson; From: James Dobson; Message: ‘Not For Me, My Brothers’

  1. On her show today, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham mentioned an Associated Press article that included this blockbuster comment by Focus on the Family‘s Dr. James Dobson about Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson:

    —– “Isn’t Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won’t talk at all about what he believes, and can’t speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?”

    Reading further into the article, she highlighted this sentence:

    —– In a private e-mail obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, Dobson accuses the former Tennessee senator and actor of being weak on the campaign trail and wrong on issues dear to social conservatives.

    Next, she raised the issue of who Dobson might support instead of Thompson and went on to list possible Republican candidates.

    Regretfully, she failed to mention the candidate most likely, in my opinion, to receive Dobson’s endorsement: Mike Huckabee, winner of the recent Value Voter 2008 Republican Presidential Debate Straw Poll, which I wrote about in a post Monday.

    Help me remind Laura that the former Baptist pastor-turned Arkansas governor is the Republican best-suited to receive Dobson’s presidential endorsement. Call the Laura Ingraham Show tomorrow toll-free at 1-877-876-4123 or by using her web site’s online comment form.

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