On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, ministry founder James Dobson said the Pennsylvania Republican "must be derailed" after suggesting the Senate will not approve justices who want to overturn legal abortion. Specter has since backed off, saying he was not issuing a warning but instead speaking of the likelihood of Democratic filibusters. But Dobson is not budging.
Dobson on Sunday called putting conservative judges on the bench "the key to everything" and expressed confidence Bush would deliver.It was assumed immediately following the election that Colorado evangelical voters came out in droves for President Bush. Further analysis of the vote has shown that might not be the case:
Exit polls showed Bush benefited greatly from the evangelical vote. But his winning coalition also included churchgoing Catholics and higher-than-expected support from moderate religious believers and the secular, further analysis has shown.