Dobson records ad for Santorum in Michigan
February 22nd, 2012
07:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Dobson records ad for Santorum in Michigan

(CNN) – James Dobson, the founder of the conservative group Focus on the Family and a Rick Santorum supporter, is hitting radio airwaves in Michigan promoting the former Pennsylvania senator ahead of the state's February 28 primary.

In the radio spot, which was produced and paid for by Santorum's campaign, Dobson says, "Like you I take my vote for president very seriously. Especially in this most vital election. And my choice could not be more clear. I'm voting for Rick Santorum. I worked with this man for many years when he was a senator from Pennsylvania. And I found him to be a remarkable leader."

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Dobson lauds Santorum's socially conservative credentials, mentioned that he has defining marriage between a man and woman, and helped craft legislation banning partial birth abortions. Dobson adds, "he is deeply committed to Jesus Christ."

Dobson ends the ad asking listeners to "vote for Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination and then for president in the general election. And I hope you'll encourage everyone in your family and church to do the same."

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Filed under: 2012 • James Dobson • Rick Santorum
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Spike

    Not one mention of jobs. Don't these right wingers care about jobs and the economy?

    February 22, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hate to be the one to break this to teavangelicals, but, marriage and birth control may not be the most important issues facing 75% of Americans.

    February 22, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Goof

    Bush was deeply committed before he needlessly went into Iraq which caused profound waste of human life for both sides ... but more so for the Iraqis.

    February 22, 2012 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  4. nOgOdZ

    Hope Dobson isn't enjoying tax free status

    February 22, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  5. jack878

    I am a republician and will vote for anyone who runs against Obama, he is destroying the country. Rick if your the nominee we don't need an election because Obama will win. You will get little if any moderats who are needed to win. Do the country a favor and drop out. People want jobs not your dumb advise on birth control. You are selfish to run knowing that Romney is the only one with a chance to beat Obama.

    February 22, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    Dobson? That's a good reason to ignore Santorum.

    February 22, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  7. John McIntyre

    Does Cindy McCain not realize money and the love of money is the root of all evil.If the great maverick had not added Sarah Pallin to his ticket BHO would have won by an even larger margin.Family Values and Social Issues may not be important to country club republicans but BHO alluded to bitter clingers to their guns and Holy Bibles,not coupon clipping and ski resort owning elitists.As a 1984 Reagan delegate to Dallas GOP Convention the platform committee debated social issues,abortion,Roev.Wade,SDI Strategic Defense Initiative and English Only.We in Texas and Louisiana and Oklahoma are deeply interested in the Keystone Pipeline,freedom to drill without all the regulations,and not allowing the red eared lizard in Lubbock to stop exploration.Patriots,We the People,Constitutional conservatives,and born again Christians,Jews and others are concerned about religious liberty also.Illegal immigration and the border security are also just as important to us as Arizonans.Thank God for Franklin Graham and James Dobson endorsing Santorum.Add USRep Louis Gohmert of Texas or Col.West of Florida and that is an unbeatable ticket.God Bless America and the next potus to be a Republican to stop the Federal courts out of control usurpation of the Constitution.Respectfully;John McIntyre

    February 22, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  8. gt

    its about jobs...jobs...jobs... sorry james..its jobs...

    February 22, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  9. Rob Robinson, Severna Park, Md

    Direct question for Mitt Romney: How can you lead Congress, government leaders, business leaders, and the American people when as a member of the Super Committee, you could not lead the other five members to a positive and constructive outcome?

    Rob Robinson, Severna Park, Md

    February 22, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    I want to know how each candidate will get congress to work with them to get their ideas through congress.

    February 22, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why should we listen to this guy? Just because he believes in Jesus as his god that doesn't make him a worthwhile choice. I am sure that there are other people out there that could do a better and don't believe in Jesus as god. Religious beliefs don't mean someone will do a good job.

    February 22, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. Data Driven

    @jack878

    I'm a liberal so I'm sure we don't agree politically, but taking off our partisan hats and putting on our pure political horserace hats, I agree with you about Santorum and smart conservatives do too. The Democratic corollary would be if Dennis Kucinich was the Dems' possible nominee: not a chance.

    February 22, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  13. Kellye

    Newt is not getting ant time.

    February 22, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  14. Nothing new here

    BTW, James Dobson was, ahem...politely given the boot by his own organization a few years ago.
    The directors of Focus on the Family did not want to keep pandering to Dobson and his extremist views. Even Dobson's own people grew weary of his heated rhetoric.
    ROFL

    February 22, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  15. Tyler

    Legalization of marijuana? It could lead to a huge raise in employment? Creating more productivity in service and goods, thus raising economic growth.

    February 22, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  16. Tyler

    Marijuana use has rapidly grown over the years. Would you legalize marijuana considering it would create jobs for Americans and it increase the productivity of goods and services, thus improving the economy.

    February 22, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  17. Tyler

    Marijuana legalization? against or for it?

    February 22, 2012 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  18. hfraley

    Big question. Why do we need a federal government? And why are they are running to be the President of the United States of American? Big Question?

    February 22, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  19. B. Fair

    Forget RomneyCare or ObamaCare or whatever–I really just want the candidates Republican and Democratics, to give a straightforward, honest answer to why American citizens can't have the sam helath coverage that Congress gets–what makes them so special that they get elite coverage?

    February 22, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. otermbachmann

    One sick puppy.

    February 22, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. Allan Marcil

    Franklin Graham? Daddy's boy? Company business. Who annointed him. He's an inbred religiousist/christianist. Drank the kool-aid. He lives in a company town. And, is...an authority on anything? Please...Franklin Graham.. the only bigger joke is Billy. God bless him.....

    February 22, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |