Religion Dobson Waffles on McCain, Fantasies of Internecine Religious-Right Warfare Begin to Fade
posted by July 21 at 14:19 PMon
Conservative Christian leader James Dobson softened his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Monday, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator despite the candidate’s support of embryonic stem cell research and opposition to a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Which is a goddamned shame. As I’ve written before, I’m wishing and praying this is the year that the evangelical right shatters into a thousand pieces—some defecting to Obama; some staying home; some voting for a faction-splitting, born-again equivalent of Ralph Nader; some caving and voting for McCain, thereby driving a wedge between themselves and the crazier members of their churches.
I don’t want to see Dobson showing a lick of political common sense and slithering over towards McCain.
But there’s still hope: If McCain chooses Romney (which is looking more and more likely), maybe all-Christian-hell will finally break loose.