By Kathleen Gilbert

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, September 4, 2008 ( – Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family told his radio listeners on Friday that he now supports Sen. John McCain for President.

Dr. Dobson said on a special Focus Action radio broadcast that McCain’s pick of Gov. Sarah Palin as his future vice-president helped secure his vote on the Republican ballot.  He spoke of Palin in glowing terms, calling her “a genuine reformer” and “a deeply committed Christian.”

He applauded the Republicans’ stronger wording against embryonic stem-cell research in the new party platform, which many consider the most pro-life in history, concluding, “If I went into the polling booth today, I would pull the lever for John McCain.”

Dobson first commented on Palin when she was chosen as McCain’s running mate last week.  He exclaimed, “Sen. McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is an outstanding choice that should be extremely reassuring to the conservative base of his party. She is a strong executive who hates corruption and puts principle above politics.”

Dr. Dobson joins a chorus of pro-life and pro-family leaders supporting McCain for solidifying his ticket with the strongly pro-life and pro-family Palin, and giving voters confidence that the Republican nominees will actively champion the rights of the unborn if elected to the White House.

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