Down with the ship: Dobson to endorse Huckabee at last

posted at 9:14 pm on February 7, 2008 by Allahpundit

One final bleat for attention, a finger in the eye of the party that’s about to cross him by nominating someone not to his liking and a last-ditch bid to embarrass McCain by mobilizing evangelicals into giving Huck an upset victory somewhere next week. To fully appreciate this you have to listen to the snippet of audio from Dennis Prager in the update to this post from two days ago. He doesn’t endorse in primaries, he says, because it’s up to the people to separate the gold from the dross. Oh, wait — Mitt Romney’s dropped out? Really? Well, that’s entirely different, then!

The “Christian leaders” versus Maverick. Okay then. Second look at McCain.

James Dobson, one of the nation’s most prominent evangelical Christian leaders, is about to endorse former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Associated Press has learned.

Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family, talked to the GOP presidential hopeful Thursday and later was to release a statement explaining his choice, said Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Dobson.

Huckabee had long sought Dobson’s endorsement, believing he is the best fit to advance Dobson’s conservative, moral worldview.

Exit question: What’s Huckabee’s game here? He’d need to win every remaining primary with something like 60% of the vote to overtake McCain. Is he just banking this as yet another piece of social-con cred for his next run in 2011? Or is it a carrot to wave at McCain to remind him that he’d bring along plenty of red-state voters as part of the ticket?

Update: Actually, try this exit question on for size instead: Third-party run … by Dobson? Why not? His aim all along has been to prove to the GOP how much they need him and evangelicals. What better way to do that after Huck’s out than by getting in and taking a few million members of the base with him?


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Huck thinks hes Reagan of 1976 and will be back as the conservative facvorite in 2012 ?

William Amos on February 7, 2008 at 9:17 PM

I would not at all be surprised if Huckabee wins Virginia. All the indy’s will be going to Obama in the open Virginia primary since McCain has been mandated as the Republican nominee. I hate to say this, but it would make me giggle.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Dobson really has no choice left.

He already said he wouldn’t support McCain so at least he made a stand he couldn’t make in the general election with McCain as the nominee.

Valiant on February 7, 2008 at 9:19 PM

I don’t think anyone’s surprised. Rush, Sean, et al endorse Mitt just before his swan song, and Dobson follows the same course.

Btw, I retract the statement that Rush was “pathetic” on that other post today on the Hillary thing. Still very disappointed in the guy, though. Hopefully he’s on his way back to the fold.

Vizzini on February 7, 2008 at 9:19 PM

What’s Huckabee’s game here?

Let’s face it, he just likes all of the attention. In six months everyone will have forgotten him.

In other news, Dobson endorses Dewey.

fogw on February 7, 2008 at 9:21 PM

I don’t blame him. McCain would be much more of a problem than Huckabee.

HYTEAndy on February 7, 2008 at 9:22 PM

Now there’s a well-timed endorsement.

I would also like to formally endorse Fred Thompson today.

see-dubya on February 7, 2008 at 9:22 PM

What’s Huckabee’s game here?

Attention. Prominence.

amerpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

I’d like to endorse the ghost of Barry Goldwater.

doubleplusundead on February 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

To the masses, Dobson will soon become irrelevant.

rplat on February 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Gotta stop talking about him first.

EnochCain on February 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM

I’d like to formally endorse Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination.

amerpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM

Attention. Prominence.

amerpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

…Free Chicken at KFC, A prime spot at Dobson’s Bingo night games, new recipies for fried squirrel.

William Amos on February 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM

To the masses, Dobson will soon become irrelevant.

rplat on February 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

Do not underestimate the willingness of the sheeple.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:26 PM

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Yeah like people who will vote for McCain just because he says he is a Republican.

EnochCain on February 7, 2008 at 9:27 PM

As an reformed evangelical I just have to say to Dobson: Get in the nursing home you politically inept attention whore. The game is over. You look like an idiot trying to tag in now. When you lose you lose influence.

Check out these posts from the spectator
http://spectator.org/blogger.asp?BlogID=11404
http://spectator.org/blogger.asp?BlogID=11405

ninjapirate on February 7, 2008 at 9:28 PM

who’s James Dobson?

locke on February 7, 2008 at 9:28 PM

“ditch bid to embarrass McCain”

LOL!

If that’s not the most hilarious thing.

Allah, you slay me.

Al-Ozarka on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Let’s keep things reasonably polite, gents.

Allahpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Dobson said Fred! wasn’t a Christian, said he could never vote for Giuliani or McCain.

McCain Giuliani in 2008. The only ticket that Ann Coulter and James Dobson refused to fathom.

Rock on fellas.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Allah, you slay me.

Al-Ozarka on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Strikes you down?

Vizzini on February 7, 2008 at 9:30 PM

Is calling McCain Giuiani the Bronx Cheer for Dobson ticket too strident?

You may want to slip down and calm down some of the folks who are wishing for McCain’s death in other threads.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:31 PM

Yeah like people who will vote for McCain just because he says he is a Republican.

EnochCain on February 7, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Exactly. And don’t you DARE question them.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:31 PM

Free thinker bumper sticker from Colorado Springs:

Focus on your own family.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:32 PM

karl rove was just on foxnews saying huckabee needs 85% of the remaining delagates to win.

huckabee is a moron … and if you’ll excuse me for saying it, i question his whole “christian schtick” when he backed up mccain on his sleazy and dishonest “timetables” smear

darkegop on February 7, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Snort McCain would be a worse president than Huckabee?

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

his next run in 2011

Considering how early he peaked this time around, I’m left wondering whether or not that’s a typo….

calbear on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

If that’s not the most hilarious thing.
Allah, you slay me.
Al-Ozarka on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Then what’s the point of this endorsement? At this point, Huckabee has almost no chance of being the nominee, and little chance of being the vice presidential pick.

Slublog on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

McCain Giuliani in 2008. The only ticket that Ann Coulter and James Dobson refused to fathom.

Rock on fellas.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Amen to that!

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Then what’s the point of this endorsement? At this point, Huckabee has almost no chance of being the nominee, and little chance of being the vice presidential pick.

Slublog on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

It’s always helpful to have some company in the wilderness…

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Do not underestimate the willingness of the sheeple.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:26 PM

No doubt. McVain and the Republican establishment are banking on the sheeple “conservatives” to do the same.

TOPV on February 7, 2008 at 9:37 PM

He’d need to win every remaining primary with something like 60% of the vote to overtake McCain.

Allah, Karl Rove on Fox just said that Huckabee would have to win 83% of the remaining delegates to over take McCain. Huckabee needs to face reality, he has no chance.

Complete7 on February 7, 2008 at 9:38 PM

Now I’m not a religious person, but I’ve always kinda admired Dobson, as I think his influence is mainly positive. But I must say, this gives me pause.

I have ever dwindling respect for Huckabee, now near disgust, so I have to see Dobson’s endorsement of him as discrediting.

petefrt on February 7, 2008 at 9:39 PM

Actually, try this exit question on for size instead: Third-party run … by Dobson? Why not? His aim all along has been to prove to the GOP how much they need him and evangelicals. What better way to do that after Huck’s out than by getting in and taking a few million members of the base with him? – Allah

This sort of religion-baiting is beneath you, is it not Allah? Enough is enough.

NemoParticularis on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

By CNN’s count Huck has 181 delegates, so he needs 1010 more delegates to win. According to Real Clear Politics there are only 1008 left in primary elections and caucuses, which means he needs to not only win all the states he also would need super delegates to win…. ain’t gonna happen.

The numbers if you use Real Clear Politics numbers are a little different: He has 197 delegates and needs 994 delegates to win.

There are only 3 winner take all states left according to RCP

bnelson44 on February 7, 2008 at 9:42 PM

I love how adult everyone is being. I`m swelling with pride. :)

ThePrez on February 7, 2008 at 9:42 PM

Exit question: What’s Huckabee’s game here?

Hubris. A decidedly non-Christlike trait.

Dobson’s Game?

Not willing to admit he’s become irrelevant.

davidk on February 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM

This sort of religion-baiting is beneath you, is it not Allah? Enough is enough.

NemoParticularis on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

I don’t think it’s religion baiting. Dobson is a very public figure with very public views. That he’s a Christian is but a part of his makeup, but to critique, criticize, or adulate Dobson is clearly justified given his willful injection of himself into the political process, in the past, in the present, and in the future.

Vizzini on February 7, 2008 at 9:45 PM

This sort of religion-baiting is beneath you, is it not Allah?

There’s nothing remotely “religion-baiting” about what you quoted, but you I always count on one or two readers to smear me that way in threads like these. Glad I could fulfill your aching need to be offended tonight.

Allahpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:46 PM

I really hope the reuplican party is as lucky as this guy.

My brother sent me pics of this accident where a guy broke through the guardrail and landed on the other side of a culvert

http://willamos.myblogsite.com/images/1_copy3.jpg

This is a wider picture of where he landed

http://willamos.myblogsite.com/images/2.jpg

William Amos on February 7, 2008 at 9:47 PM

And you said Coburn’s speech was the best case for Mccain.
Nah, this is. I deeply respect people’s religous convictions. And I appreciate why those with these convictions want to share them. But the second you try to force them on people through the political process, you expose the fraud that you are.

sweeper on February 7, 2008 at 9:47 PM

Why is it that when people like Hannity and Limbaugh say they won’t endorse in a primary, but then do so anyway, there does not seem to be any problem with that. But when Dobson does the exact same thing, all of the sudden there seems to be some enmity about that? Hmmmm?

medguy on February 7, 2008 at 9:48 PM

This sort of religion-baiting is beneath you, is it not Allah? Enough is enough.

NemoParticularis on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Dobson made a political endorsement that allows for questions about his political motivations.

William Amos on February 7, 2008 at 9:48 PM

I really don’t think Dobson is not going to run as a third party.

The other day he said he would vote for Mitt if Mitt was the nominee.

I think this is his way of emphasizing he meant what he said when he stated he wouldn’t vote for McCain.

INC on February 7, 2008 at 9:53 PM

sweeper heh

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:54 PM

He’s trying to influence McCain to pick Huckabee as veep. What a maroon. After Dobson and his buddies hounded McCain out of the race in 2000, Dobson thinks he can control the man?

How’s Ted Haggard doing, James?

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:56 PM

It would have been far, far better for Dr. Dobson to simply state that he could not support any of the remaining candidates for POTUS than to endorse Huckafool.

Huck is the very definition of all the things that the libtards say about evangelicals. He is not bright. He is smarmy. He wants to impose God’s law on the land (something even God Himself does not want to do – free will is very important because worship of Him is not true worship if it is forced).

Shame on Dr. Dobson. He messed up here badly.

SimplyKimberly on February 7, 2008 at 9:57 PM

You know, It was Dobson and other evangelicals who demanded their brand of conservatism, not Reagan conservatism that brought us to this point. That will sson bring a democratic victory to the whitehouse. And if those democrats surrender in oraq, refuse to fight aganst the global war Jihadists all around the world have declared on us all. The Dobson and his fellow evangelicals will share in the crime as well.
They too will have blood on their hands.

paulsur on February 7, 2008 at 9:58 PM

I think it’s great for the Republicans if Dobson or someone similar runs as an independant. For every vote he “takes” from McCain, another 4 or 5 people who would’ve stayed at home that day come out and vote for him as well as the conservative candidates for other offices. Of course this changes if he causes a bunch of similar candidates to run down-ticket.

BuzzCrutcher on February 7, 2008 at 10:02 PM

He’s trying to influence McCain to pick Huckabee as veep.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 9:56 PM

Didn’t Rush Limbaugh recommend that today?

bnelson44 on February 7, 2008 at 10:04 PM

Unlike many of you in this post who have never posted support of McCain and now he is your pick, I say never, never, never, ever will I vote for McCain. I said it when the entire thing started and he was pushing Amnesty and calling fellow Republicans four letter words and I will stick to my promise of never casting a vote for him. I guess I am like Dobson in this.

I am an Evangelical Born-Again Christian and originally supported Hunter and Tancredo, then Fred, then Mitt, now ANYBODY BUT MCCAIN!

ps. Dobson may not matter to you, but he carries millions of people that love his views and helpfulness on family matters. No matter what you think his views are respected, just not in this blog. http://www.family.org

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:08 PM

Hey, is Ron Paul still in the race? If he is, NOBODY is talking about him. That’s awesome. He and Gravel should take a cruise together.

Oh wait, I just talked about him….sorry.

p40tiger on February 7, 2008 at 10:08 PM

I am very weary of Dobson et al defining christian faith. A very wise man told me “Any God you can build a fence around is an imposter.”

Beto Ochoa on February 7, 2008 at 10:10 PM

I think it’s great for the Republicans if Dobson or someone similar runs as an independant. For every vote he “takes” from McCain, another 4 or 5 people who would’ve stayed at home that day come out and vote for him as well as the conservative candidates for other offices. Of course this changes if he causes a bunch of similar candidates to run down-ticket.

BuzzCrutcher on February 7, 2008 at 10:02 PM

The first part of that is a great point. If a solid Christian Conservative would run as a third party then I too believe that would bring out many, like myself, that may consider staying home because they are being forced to choose between a liberal democrat and a liberal fake republican.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Allah is quite right to raise questions about the political motivations of this blathering fool. If Dobson was serious about ‘Focus on the Family’ he should have got behind Huckabee, or better still Alan Keyes from the outset. But no doubt Keyes was too Catholic for a ‘champion’ of Christianity like Dobson.

The sickness damaging the GOP is rampant hypocrisy, and nobody defines it better than this man.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 10:11 PM

This has been the season of too-little-too-late support, hasn’t it? In this case, though, I’m glad. Huckabee can’t get off the national scene fast enough for me.

aero on February 7, 2008 at 10:13 PM

paulsur, correct. Rudy wasn’t pure enough, Thompson wasn’t pure enough, he’s been saying terrible stuff about McCain for many, many years. He had Duncan Hunter but wouldn’t get out there and help the man to become the nominee.

So he wants to just sit back and bitch and impose his litmus test on the rest of us.

Jeez, rather like Limbaugh? Please J Mac, don’t listen to this idiot and put Huck on the ticket.

They want to see McCain lose so they can trumpet their importance again, and thus regain their (fading?) influence, IMHO. Anything they advise would be a poison pill.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 10:13 PM

If Dobson were going to endorse Huck, he should have done it months ago. Doing it now, when Huck has barely a shred of mathematical possibility left, makes him look dumb. And…third party run for Dobson? Uh, no chance, seriously.

someguy on February 7, 2008 at 10:13 PM

ps. Dobson may not matter to you, but he carries millions of people that love his views and helpfulness on family matters. No matter what you think his views are respected, just not in this blog. http://www.family.org

I respect his views on parenting but he is a dolt when it comes to politics.

ninjapirate on February 7, 2008 at 10:17 PM

Limbaugh can’t stand Huckabee. Remember a few weeks ago when he was a Huckabashing? He wants a McCain Huckabee ticket to hate all the way until November, and then to get to say “see, I told ya so.”

No thanks Rush. It’s sweet that you want my husband to have Barry Hussein Obama for his Commander in Chief, really. He’ll thank you too, as will many military members.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 10:18 PM

Come on. . . all you people who threw Dobson under the bus when you didn’t agree with him, now you are in agreement with Dobson.

I still don’t understand why it matters other than he must be on the rol-a-dex of all the major media outlets as the ‘token Christian leader who can speak for all of them’.

This is a personal thing for Dobson. It has nothing to do with policy. Dobson personally hates McCain (much like many here). Hatred is no way to influence policy.

Dobson would be better served keeping his nose in the Bible and preaching the Gospel. That’s what give him power. If he deviates from that, he loses credibility.

ThackerAgency on February 7, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Exit question: What’s Huckabee’s game here? He’d need to win every remaining primary with something like 60% of the vote to overtake McCain.

According to an analysis just done on H&C by Rove, he needs to win like 83% of the remaining primaries to win the nomination.

TheBigOldDog on February 7, 2008 at 10:21 PM

I just found a video of McCain’s latest message to conservatives to win them over. This footage was not aired by c-span from the cpac conference, but will hit airwaves soon. He is really begging for the conservative support!

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM

ThackerAgency on February 7, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Well Spoken

sweeper on February 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM

According to an analysis just done on H&C by Rove, he needs to win like 83% of the remaining primaries to win the nomination.

TheBigOldDog on February 7, 2008 at 10:21 PM

Maybe they’re counting on Divine intervention?

phronesis on February 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM

I respect his views on parenting but he is a dolt when it comes to politics.

ninjapirate on February 7, 2008 at 10:17 PM

Doltish is ok for some, McCain sucks.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Glad I could fulfill your aching need to be offended tonight.

More proof of the sad reality that the base of the Republican party has gradually moved to the left where victimhood is king.

Spirit of 1776 on February 7, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Doltish is ok for some, McCain sucks.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Nonsense. The Mack doesn’t suck up to anyone, not the televangelists, not the surrender-monkeys, not the big radio talk show hosts, not the Islamists, not the healthcare socialists and certainly not dolts like Dobson.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Third-party run … by Dobson? Why not? His aim all along has been to prove to the GOP how much they need him and evangelicals.

The Republican Party in 2008:
I don’t need any of this! I don’t need this stuff, and I don’t need you. I don’t need anything—-except this. Your hatred of Hillary and that’s the only thing I need is this. I don’t need Reagan conservatives or evangelicals! Just your Hillary-hatred—-And my support for the surge. Your Hillary-hatred, my support for the surge, that’s all I need….And this—my time as a POW. Your Hillary-hatred, the surge-support and my time as a POW, that’s all I need. And that’s all I need too! I don’t need one. other. thing. not one!—I need this. The letter R next to my name and your Hillary-hate and the…

FloatingRock on February 7, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Btw, I retract the statement that Rush was “pathetic”

Why take it back? he has been “pathetic” for years. He is loving EVERY minute of this. He is getting attention and he will have a very BIG target for the next 4 to 8 years. Clinton or Obama he does not care either way. He has kept his mouth shut for 7 plus years wait till he gets someone to dump on.

TroubledMonkey on February 7, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Jesus trumps all other issues.

Let us pray.

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 7, 2008 at 10:41 PM

Allahpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:46 PM

My guess, Big A, is that some religious people are intelligent enough to actually be aware that they have dedicated their lives to worshipping a fictional character invented by subliterate middle eastern sheepeherders thousands of years ago.

This makes them somewhat sensitive to criticism.

Of course, it’s only a theory.

JayHaw Phrenzie on February 7, 2008 at 10:47 PM

Nonsense. The Mack doesn’t suck up to anyone, not the televangelists, not the surrender-monkeys, not the big radio talk show hosts, not the Islamists, not the healthcare socialists and certainly not dolts like Dobson.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM

I didn’t say he sucks up to anyone. I said “HE SUCK!” However, now that I think about it he did suck up to La Raza, Senator Gramnasty, Ted Kennedy, illegals, etc, etc, etc.

I understand, you’re a liberal McVain supporter and you’ve been hiding in the background and now you are the Mavericks supporter front and center. Go for it, but not for many conservatives. Now give me a good Maverick comeback.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:50 PM

At this point, Huckabee has almost no chance of being the nominee, and little chance of being the vice presidential pick.

Slublog on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

::gets down on knees, casts eyes pleadingly toward heaven::
Please, God… Please, let Slu be right.

Because the truth is I might – might - be able to get into the voting booth with an airsick bag at the ready and force myself to vote for McCain. But if Huckabee is on the ticket, I will certainly vote Democrat.

Laura on February 7, 2008 at 10:51 PM

My take on Huckabee is that he is running for the VP slot. I watched him being interviewed by Wallace on Fox on Super Tuesday and it seemed more like an audition for the leadership of the John McCain fan club.

I bet he gets his wish too.

Defense Guy on February 7, 2008 at 10:53 PM

Do you suppose that it’s too late for me to endorse Ron Paul?

My collie says:

Thank God, he’s still a viable option.

CyberCipher on February 7, 2008 at 10:53 PM

Dobson’s “conservative moral worldview”…

Also a conservative narrow worldview.

whitetop on February 7, 2008 at 10:54 PM

I just found a video of McCain’s latest message to conservatives to win them over. This footage was not aired by c-span from the cpac conference, but will hit airwaves soon. He is really begging for the conservative support!

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Damn, fell for twice in a week…it still cracks me up. First time I saw it I was in Norway watching their version of MTV in 1987. We all agreed it would probably be a pop hiy in the states. When we got home it hit the airwaves several months later. Thanks for the memories that brings back…damn 20 years ago!

jwp1964 on February 7, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Nonsense. The Mack doesn’t suck up to anyone.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Sure he does, he just doesn’t suck up to the Republican base. McCain has been seen many times sucking up to Democrats like Kennedy, most recently just this past summer when they schemed together in secret to shove shamnesty down our throats despite the opposition of We the People.

FloatingRock on February 7, 2008 at 10:59 PM

Dude, Allah, if those are your choices, I’d look at McCrankypants again too. Hell, in spite of “mi amigo” Hernandez, I AM looking at him again!

PolitiNOOB on February 7, 2008 at 11:04 PM

There are two Americas on the republican side:

1 – The voters.

2 – The Elites (pundits, bloggers, talk radio).

A clear conclusion from Super Tuesday:

1 – Voters are idiots.

2 – The Elites are irrelevant.

Indy Conservative on February 7, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Is Dobson also going to endorse the Patriots to win the Super Bowl? The timing of this is just retarded. Associating himself with a slimy snake oil salesman like the Huckster doesn’t reflect well on Dobson, either.

ReubenJCogburn on February 7, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Talk radio and Reagan’s conservatism died and were buried last Tuesday.

Let’s move on.

The Republican Party is no more the right wing party, rather, it is becoming the Centrist-leftist alternative to the extreme left Democratic Party.

Let’s face, let’s stop dreaming. This is REALITY.

Indy Conservative on February 7, 2008 at 11:08 PM

PolitiNoob thank you. If Obama wins, he becomes my husband’s commander in chief, and my husband is going to be in the sandbox until well after election day. I don’t love McCain, but he is so much less dangerous to my children’s father than the dems that it’s a no-brainer.

funky chicken on February 7, 2008 at 11:08 PM

Stop it! You are scaring me with this man.

jeanie on February 7, 2008 at 11:12 PM

1) For the 100th time (not including when Bryan said it), Dobson never said Fred wasn’t a Christian.
2) Dobson will not soon become irrelevant, because to the many millions who listen to him every weekday, he rarely speaks about politics.
3) Evangelicals are not robots. I’m a Dobson fan, & I just voted for McCain.

jgapinoy on February 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

3) Evangelicals are not robots. I’m a Dobson fan, & I just voted for McCain.

jgapinoy on February 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Send us a postcard from Hell. (j/k)

FloatingRock on February 7, 2008 at 11:17 PM

As for Huck being veep, what would be wrong with having someone prolife on the ticket?

- The Cat

MirCat on February 7, 2008 at 11:18 PM

3) Evangelicals are not robots. I’m a Dobson fan, & I just voted for McCain.

jgapinoy on February 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

That is just horrible. You can’t be a Christian. Just kidding, but that is horrible. Please visit the alter this Sunday and repent. We may actually still be able to save your soul.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 11:21 PM

3) Evangelicals are not robots. I’m a Dobson fan, & I just voted for McCain.

jgapinoy on February 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

I offer up a prayer. Lord, please forgive jgapinoy for what has been done. Inspire him/her to listen more closley to your faithful servant Dobson or send him/her back to the philippines. AMEN. Just a guess on the philippine thing and if you believe, the Lord will change your heart and you will dislike McCain for now on.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 11:26 PM

NemoParticularis on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Capt ,
Are we being a little sensitive this evening? At first I thought you may have been right on point . Actually, I’m a little surprised you took the bait. This is what our esteemed host does. Naughty Allah strikes again.

jerrytbg on February 7, 2008 at 11:27 PM

And a free lifetime supply of popcorn squirrel for the Rev!

Because he ain’t gettin’ nothin’ else out of this goofy bargain.

Frick, meet Frack.

Two guys who prove Evolution is punctuated.

With jokes.

profitsbeard on February 7, 2008 at 11:28 PM

What’s Huckabee’s game here? He’d need to win every remaining primary with something like 60% of the vote to overtake McCain.

Is that 60% the number required to 1) give Huck the victory, or 2) keep McCain from numerically clinching?

What percentage of the vote does Huck need to prevent McCain from numerically clinching?

Is Huck’s goal to get it to the convention?

flyfisher on February 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM

flyfisher on February 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM

speaking of Huckabee, has anybody seen Harry/Apocolips?

jerrytbg on February 7, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Now give me a good Maverick comeback.

livermush on February 7, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Typical anti-Mack a**hole. He was the best candidate in 2000 and he has been again in 2008. Much as I like them, Mack would have run a better campaign in Iraq than GWB and Rumsfeld, would never have allowed federal spending to spiral out of control as it has done, would have reduced our addiction to middle eastern oil as well as our addiction to the sick islamic regimes which control it, and all those socialised healthcare plans like medicare part d would never have existed.

Thank God we don’t have a robot as candidate: Tom Coburn is absolutely right.

And PS. You wouldn’t know a liberal if one bit you. If you’d ever spent time living in Europe you’d have some idea what liberal means, and it certainly ain’t the Mack.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 11:42 PM

And PS. You wouldn’t know a liberal if one bit you. If you’d ever spent time living in Europe you’d have some idea what liberal means, and it certainly ain’t the Mack.

Pax americana on February 7, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Now I know why you think the way you do. I’ve been across the pond also, almost got married…twice… but I got my shots.

jerrytbg on February 7, 2008 at 11:48 PM

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