October 22nd, 2008
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Palin: God will do the right thing on election day

Gov. Palin told James Dobson that God will do 'the right thing' on election day.
Gov. Palin told James Dobson that God will do 'the right thing' on election day.

FINDLAY, Ohio (CNN) –- In an interview posted online Wednesday, Sarah Palin told Dr. James Dobson of “Focus on the Family” that she is confident God will do “the right thing for America” on Nov. 4.

Dobson asked the vice presidential hopeful if she is concerned about John McCain’s sagging poll numbers, but Palin stressed that she was “not discouraged at all.”

“To me, it motivates us, makes us work that much harder,” she told the influential Christian leader, whose radio show reaches millions of listeners daily. “And it also strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4.”

Dobson praised Palin's opposition to abortion rights, to which the governor affirmed that she is “hardcore pro-life.”

She said giving birth to her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, has given her the opportunity “to be walking the walk and not just talking the talk” in her long-standing opposition to abortion.

Dobson - who has never been warm to McCain - asked Palin if her “private conversations” with the GOP nominee had revealed a true commitment to the Republican party’s pro-life platform, which calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortions.

"I do, from the bottom of my heart," Palin assured Dobson. “John McCain is solidly there on those solid planks in our platform that build the right agenda for America.”

She also thanked her supporters - including Dobson, who said he and his wife were asking “for God’s intervention” on election day - for their prayers of support.

“It is that intercession that is so needed,” she said. “And so greatly appreciated. And I can feel it too, Dr. Dobson. I can feel the power of prayer, and that strength that is provided through our prayer warriors across this nation. And I so appreciate it.”

The interview was taped on Monday by phone while Palin was campaigning in Colorado Springs, where “Focus on the Family” is headquartered.


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soundoff (774 Responses)
  1. Anon

    So if Obama wins, will she concede that it is what God wanted?

    October 22, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. Marge

    I sure hope He has not abandoned this country. He left us for eight years with bush, and now when we have a good candidate like McCain he is desering us for a know nothing, do nothing, don't know how to do nothing for obama. PLEASE GOD...let the truth be known about obama not being a citizen of this country. He can't even produce a birth certificate.

    October 22, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. Joe the engineer

    AMEN!!!!

    Obama The President

    October 22, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  4. AVERAGE JOE

    this lady just doesnt stop impressing me.

    October 22, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. MA Voter

    If God wants a socialist in the White House, Obama will get elected.

    If God wants to continue showering his blessings on America, McCain will win.

    October 22, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  6. Alex

    Keep religion out of this, governor. You're not running for Pope here.

    October 22, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. SPT NYC

    Huh. And this whole time I'd thought that the American electorate gets to decide what's right for America on Election Day. I guess that's not how they think in the "pro-America" parts of the country.

    October 22, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. Ann

    Get this woman out of here now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  9. JLS, Houston

    She scares me when she talks like that.

    October 22, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  10. chris pennington

    OH dear Lord. This hurts my brain.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. Dave

    pardon the experssion, but.... JESUS CHRIST.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. Eric from Columbus

    He's going to smite us all for being so stupid and destroying the life and planet that we have been given. Though since there is no "god", we should all be safe, from him at least.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  13. megan

    Good heavens....VOTE!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  14. SoCal

    If she's sure that God will do the right thing on election day, then why doesn't she stop campaigning and return to Alaska?

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  15. Grandma for O

    Wow, it's George Bush all over again.

    To all you Palin supporters, she's got one heck of a wardrobe huh? Considering over $150,000.00 of donated funds have gone to pay for her clothes, her husbands clothes and her baby, she should look like a million bucks.

    Nice to know your donated funds are beefing up their wardrobes.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  16. Todd C.

    God loves Obama.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  17. POW=PTS

    Is that everyone's GOD or just your crazy NEO-CON GOD??? You know the one that only likes White, Anglo-Saxon Prodestants and Those Bible Thumping Evangelicals, and the ever popularPentacostal Witch Hunters. Oh yeah, they like Catholics ONLY for their abortion stand. Otherwise get out. NICE. I don't like your GOD, he's not very nice.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. Jeff

    These people still don't get it!

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  19. crownsy

    because only republicans belive in god and are true patriots.

    so full of hate, the republicans.

    October 22, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. Wailin' Palin

    America will do the right thing by shipping you back to Alaska.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  21. Gail

    Oh yeah...looks like God is going to do the right thing alright. I believe HE is going to butt out of American politics.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  22. R-Howard

    I,like millions of other christians am a Democrat and I Too pray for Gods intervention in this election. I just happen to think Obama is better for helping and healing this country than a devisive McCain/Palin ticket. The concerning thing for me is that Palin seems to think only a Republican can be a"real Christian". Not only is that untrue but drives many christian voters away. God Bless.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  23. President Barack Obama

    Yes He will Sarah...... He will make sure that Barack H. Obama is elected President Of The United States!!! Believe That!!!

    Barack Your Vote!!!

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Corey, Maryland

    Its times like this, when Christians say stupid stuff like that, that I am glad I am a Deist! You stupid Christians are bringing your religion into my politics so much its disgusting. All our founding fathers were mostly Deists and that is the religion that founded America, not Christianity.

    Obama Biden 2008!!!!

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  25. RightWingNut

    I wonder if Palin will feel like god has abandoned her on Nov 4th when Obama wins?

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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