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. be careful what you wish for

    yes He will. You lose!

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    AC 360 last night had a good spot – the RNC (taxpayer funded) spent $150,000 on clothes, accessories, makeup for the Palin family. Our kids are cold and hungry and get nothing.

    I'm confused – is that socialism for a Governor's benefit. For the wealthy?

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. Chris from STL

    This is very dangerous, Gov. Palin. You stand against the very basic concept our constitution. You are running for the public office .... you got keep your faith at home, not publicly profess in public.

    I'm a god fearing person, but my beliefs are different from yours. People like me (millions) are very scared of the prospect of you being elected!

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. KM in OHIO

    Did God tell you to be unethical?

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. confused miami

    Well let's hope so because we need Obama to win. Unlees you belief what one prist said at one of McCain rally that if Obama win's than that would show that all the other gods are stronger than our. What a choke maybe some of this people need to read there bible because they been breaking so many of his laws. Like though should not bare false witness against thy neigbore. Or what would Jesus say about McCain leaving his first wife and children after she got sick?

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. Ken in Dallas

    She stops just a hair short of saying God wants Republicans to win this election, which would be a blasphemy. Even so, she's trying to put words in God's mouth by inference, which is an attempt to lead others to blasphemy, and I think she plays this game with full understanding of what she's doing.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. Shelly

    This woman is so crazy it's laughable. She should ask Dobson to pray to get the devil out of her and to be a good mother to her bag of kids. She should also pray that she becomes tolerant and stops making horrible insinuations about Islam. No McShame, No Failin', No way!

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Leon OKC

    I dont have a big problem with Palin saying its in Gods hands... because it really is. But when they say they are praying for God to intervention so that McCain/Palin win, then thats not scriptural and they should be ashamed to think God works like that.

    Christian Voting for Obama

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  9. ogeezy

    You completely take her words out of context to title your article. She said "the right thing will be done for America". Do you people in MSM have any respect for yourselves?

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. Dan

    Democratic Party Vision Statement: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. Obama is a tool for JESUS Orlando, FL

    Yes GOD will do the right thing.....stop all those lies you and mccain are speading. .....Sarah, do you really think GOD is not listening to you! REPENT.......

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. Bob Indianapolis IN

    Honey, it's called a DEMOCRACY, not a theocracy! We don't have Ayatollahs running the country like in IRAN.

    If I were you, I'd be looking out for bolts of lightning on Election Day. You also might want to lose the beehive and wear your hair down that day...

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  13. Tina

    I believe in God and I know He knows the heart of men, good or evil. Good will always prevail and I believe Obama is a good man. I am a christian and I am voting for Obama/Biden. God is a God of love not Hate, Racism, Lies and Bigotry.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. bibi

    Sarah, the christian taliban! Oh Boy! Keep religion out of politics. This is the same reason why extreme islamic countries are isolated in this world.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  15. Richard Geller

    It is not the true believers that are the problem. It is the con artists that have taken over the Republican Party and a lot of the Christian movements. I sincerely hope that the decent, honest people in these organizations will be able to regain control of them.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  16. Cardinal

    Stop the hate...vote Democrat!

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  17. CJ

    She is scary and hope she goes back to Alaska and the people realize that they need a new Gov. The Constitution has been thrown out the window by Bush and his administration and Palin will do the same or worse.

    October 22, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  18. J.C.

    I hate to inform you, Sarah, but God is not a republican. Or a democrat.

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  19. Dave

    What a freakshow. Only a couple more weeks and we won't have to listen to this twit...

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Michael NYC

    scary

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. Hillary Clinton supporter

    Maybe God helped out with her Saks purchase. "Lord, guide my hand as I purchase this expensive dress while millions of Americans can't even afford enough food to eat".

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. Milo Scagnetti

    What a moron Palin is. I have no respect whatsoever. No admiration for her.

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. D&D

    He should have asked her what did she mean by " God will do the right thing on election day".
    I wonder if she would have said "electing Obama as president of the United States", because I honestly don't see how she would have answered otherwise!

    Obama/Biden

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  24. mich

    I was talking to Jesus the other night, and he told me

    HE IS VOTING OBAMA!
    AMEN!

    I betcha Palin will feel like an idiot when she finds out God is not with her!

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  25. Pat

    God will speak on Election Day, when He allows Barak Obama to be the next President of the United States of America.

    How unbelievably arrogant these people are,

    October 22, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
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