Last week, we noted that James Dobson, despite his claim that he doesn’t endorse many political candidates, seemed to be … well, endorsing a lot of candidates.
Among the candidates he had endorsed was Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for a Senate in Kentucky.
But now Dobson has withdrawn his endorsement of Grayson, calling it an “embarrassing mistake” and instead endorsed Rand Paul:
Dr. James Dobson has changed his endorsement in the Republican primary for United States Senate in Kentucky. Below is the text of Dr. James Dobson’s endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul in the race for U.S. Senate.
Dr. James Dobson: “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?”
This message from Dobson has been turned into a radio ad for Paul, which can be heard here.