‘More Comfortable with McCain’

Dr. James Dobson, founder of the influential conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, once said he would not vote for Senator John McCain “under any circumstances.” McCain, he has said, is too liberal the issues Dobson cares most about, such as embryonic stem cell research and gay marriage. Now Dobson appears to be changing his mind. “I never thought I would hear myself saying this,” he announced on his radio broadcast on Monday. “While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.” While Dobson was not available for comment, Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family Action, the group’s lobbying organization, was. He spoke with Lisa Miller. Excerpts: