Focus on the Family Action sent this around to supporters just before last night’s Palin’s speech:
Dr. Dobson: ‘If I Went into the Polling Booth Today, I Would Pull the Lever for John McCain’
….”A genuine reformer. A deeply committed Christian.”
That’s how Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family Action, described Gov. Sarah Palin, who joined Sen. John McCain’s presidential ticket Friday.
On a special Focus Action radio broadcast, Dr. Dobson said Palin has helped change his mind on McCain.
“If I went into the polling booth today, I would pull the lever for John McCain,” he said.
Dr. Dobson applauded the Republican Party’s strong platform plank against destructive embryonic stem-cell research, which uses much stronger language than in years past.
The broadcast also featured Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins, Kelly Shackelford and Tom Minnery, who expressed unanimous support for McCain and Palin.
“I don’t remember this kind of electric moment since I went to the inauguration of Ronald Reagan,” Dr. Dobson said.
Palin will speak at the Republican National Convention tonight at 10:30 EDT / 7:30 PDT. Most networks are expected to carry the speech live.
Next weekend, the action moves to Washington, D.C., for the annual Values Voters Summit. Confirmed speakers include Newt Gingrich, Lou Dobbs, Star Parker, Phyllis Schlafly, Bill Bennett, Chuck Colson and many more.
Palin and McCain have been invited to speak, as has Sen. Barack Obama
A remarkable turnaround from January 2007, when Dobson said: “I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances.”