This is Dr. Dobson's Values Voter Pledge found on this webpage.
As a concerned citizen, I am signing this Values Voter Pledge for 2008 indicating my commitment to stand for the values of life, faith and family during this election year. I am pledging to support candidates who uphold these bedrock values of:
•Life -- I will only vote for candidates who have committed to defend sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
•Family -- I will only vote for candidates who stand for one-man, one-woman marriage and oppose efforts to undermine the nuclear family.
•Faith -- I will only vote for candidates who support the public acknowledgement of God and affirm the religious liberties of all Americans. I also oppose any and all efforts by the media, organizations or candidates to diminish the role that Values Voters are playing in this year’s election. I authorize Focus on the Family Action to represent my Values Voter Pledge before the media, political candidates or other suitable forums as a demonstration of the strength and seriousness of Values Voters in this election cycle.
Now he says that he might endorse John McCain.
Conservative Christian leader James Dobson has softened his stance against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, saying he could reverse his position and endorse the Arizona senator despite serious misgivings. "I never thought I would hear myself saying this," Dobson said in a pre-taped radio broadcast "...While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might."
Now let's look at how McCain lines up with the Values Voter Pledge (that I assume Dr. Dobson pledged).
To me, voting for McCain or endorsing him is going back on this pledge. It is not like he has to endorse/vote for only McCain or Obama. There is always Chuck Baldwin or some other third party candidate. Is it right to go back on a pledge made before God? I think not.
Now I suppose that you could say, well McCain has been saying all of the right things here of late. He reminds me of Bill Clinton; he says whatever is most expedient for the crowd or at that time.
This whole election is making me rather disgusted.