It turns out that Fred Thompson, who was wooed to enter the race by social conservatives unhappy with the other candidates, can’t even remotely count on any help from Mr. Social Conservative himself, James Dobson of Focus on the Family.
Dobson wrote in a private e-mail obtained by the Associated Press; “Isn’t Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won’t talk at all about what he believes, and can’t speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?”
“He has no passion, no zeal, and no apparent ‘want to.’ And yet he is apparently the Great Hope that burns in the breasts of many conservative Christians? Well, not for me, my brothers. Not for me!”
A spokesman for Focus on the Family confirmed that Dobson wrote the e-mail, which was apparently provoked by Thompson’s admission that he does not attend church regularly.