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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  1. voting FOR "my" best interest, not Haliburton's

    Reminds me when they were praying for rain on Obama's acceptance speech. How'd God do then....

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. Palin

    Can you please do a story on Palin discussing what the Vice President's role is. You can get the story from huffington post.

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Greg in Mpls

    Vote to put Obama in the white house! Vote to send Palin back to Alaska!

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. pam Eugene OR

    God is not on your side on this one Sarah. This election will go to That One with Gods help.

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. Russell

    Great news! I hope when Obama wins, Republicans will finally admit that God cares about ALL the people in this country instead of just small town folks and millionaires, as Palin seems to believe.

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  6. D&D

    I would be funny if the media asks her on Nov. 5th, after Obama wins, if that's what she meant by saying "God will do the right thing", I wonder what would be her answer!

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Toni

    Keep it up Sarah!! Every word out of your mouth brings us closer to a landslide!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 & Beyond!

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. carlo

    Contrary to popular GOP opinion, yes you can be Christian, a Democrat, and sincere! What ever made them think that they had a foothold on Christianity? BTW, what they practice ISN'T Christian.

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  9. Heather

    If Barack Obama is elected, will God have done the right thing? Will he be our rightful God-given leader? Or does God vote Republican....

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  10. Patrick

    Yup, he will pay back all that money you spend on all your supposed business trips with your kids using Alaskan state funds right??

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. Joe Hussein McCain

    "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."

    this is SICK!

    October 22, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  12. funny

    what a joke.

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  13. Redneck from the Midwest

    did she consult her witch doctor before making those statements?

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  14. Pam

    What state does God vote in?

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. Palin

    Please do a story on palin's explanation of what the vice president duties are.

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  16. James Blaine

    I totally agree. God will do the right thing for America. We can thank him for bringing us President Obama.

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  17. Anonymous

    Who would Jesus vote for?

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  18. jeff in MA

    If God has a hand in selecting presidents, then where was he or she when Bush got elected into office. Any benevolent super entity would have spared the world the disaster of the past eight years.

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  19. voting FOR "my" best interest, not Haliburton's

    Reminds me of when they prayed for rain on Obama's acceptance speech....

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. Anonymous

    Republicans are not the only ones who Pray. God will do the right thing. Barak Obama will be the next president of these United States.

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  21. former gop

    Wow!

    She is so SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. Liberal

    Baze ...I couldn't agree more.

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  23. Jodi

    God! has nothing to do with politics! Pray! Sarah, Pray! LMAO

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  24. Photon Torpedo Dallas, TX

    Okay.... I'm officially over this woman. She's no longer worth laughing at.

    That One/Biden 08

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  25. Abby

    YES HE WILL!! He will help end bigotry by helping Senator Obama become president of the United States of America.

    In Jesus Name!!

    OBAMA 08!

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
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