by James Oliphant
Today may not be the apocalypse for many on the Religious Right, but to paraphrase Tommy Lee Jones in "No Country For Old Men," it will do until the apocalypse gets here.
James Dobson, the leader of Focus on the Family, announced today that he would not vote in the general election if John McCain is the Republican nominee. Dobson is one of a bevy of social conservatives who find themselves dismayed on the prospect of a party led by McCain.
Appearing on the Laura Ingraham radio show today, Dobson said:
"But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should John McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime. I certainly can't vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life. These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I'm affiliated. They do reflect, however, my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country."
Here is a link to hear all of Dobson's anti-endorsement, as told to Ingraham (who also has no love for McCain).