Influential Christian conservative Dr. James Dobson, who founded Focus on the Family, has a powerful and unifying message for Republican voters who question the conservatism and character of current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
Dr. Dobson contends that a vote for any GOP presidential candidate other than constitutional conservative Ted Cruz, who surprisingly defeated Trump in the Iowa Caucus on Monday, is actually a vote for the bombastic billionaire and reality TV star.
In a video ad produced by the Courageous Conservatives PAC, Dr. Dobson urged those wishing to stop Trump to not waste their vote and to coalesce around Ted Cruz.
“This is Dr. James Dobson. As private citizens, my wife Shirley and I urge you to support Ted Cruz for president. Other Republicans are certainly worthy of consideration, but at this point it looks like a vote for anyone other than Ted Cruz is a vote for Donald Trump.
For people of faith who care about religious liberty, life, and marriage, it’s time for us to rally around Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has the intelligence, the courage, the grasp of domestic and world affairs, and the solid foundation of faith and family to stand firmly in support of our conservative values.
That’s my take on it. This is James Dobson.”
The influential Christian leader officially gave his personal endorsement to Ted Cruz in December, calling Cruz the candidate that he and his wife Shirley had been praying for.
“Ted Cruz’s record on religious liberty, life, and marriage is second to none in this Republican field,” Dobson said in a statement. “I have met with the senator on multiple occasions: he is brilliant, articulate, and informed. Shirley and I have been praying for a leader such as this, and we are confident that Ted Cruz has the moral and spiritual foundations to lead our nation with excellence. Speaking as private individuals, we urge conservatives and people of faith to join us in supporting his race for the presidency.”