Dobson Backs Grayson In Kentucky, Oh Wait...

Remember this story from last week? Well, now it appears that James Dobson has changed his mind:
Last week, Dobson endorsed KY Sec/State Trey Grayson (R), the establishment favorite to take over for Bunning. He did so because Dobson believed Grayson was better on abortion issues than ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R), who leads some recent polls.

In fact, Paul is pro-life himself. Dobson acknowledged the mistake and blamed GOP officials for spreading false information.

"Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake? I did just that last week. I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent."

"I now know that [Paul] is avidly pro life. He believes that life begins at conception," Dobson said. "He opposes earmarking and supports Israel. He identifies with the Tea Party movement and believes in home schooling. Sounds like my kind of man."

The statement will run on statewide radio over the next week, Paul's campaign said. Listen to it here.

The switch is the latest blow to Grayson's campaign, which has been taken aback by Paul's strength since the race's earliest days. Grayson has tacit support from Senate Min. Leader Mitch McConnell and many elected GOPers in the Bluegrass State, but Paul has been able to capitalize on a grassroots following. Most polls show Paul with a big lead in advance of the May 18 primary.
Big lead is putting it lightly.

While I don't find myself aligned with much of anything that James Dobson says/does, there is little doubt in my mind that his support for Rand Paul will help Paul's campaign. After all, it is Kentucky that we're talking about here...

Update: link fixed.