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. confused miami

    she needs to take some history lesson seriously, i

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  2. The Cosmos & McCain Rocks!!

    »WELL SAID,LOVELY SARAH!

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  3. Bill

    Darn right God will do the right thing on election day! And it won't have anything to do with Sarah Palin except for a plane ticket home.

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  4. America the Stupid

    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

    She is destroying our country!!! JUST WHAT THE AIP WANTS!!! ALASKIAN INDEPENCE PARTY.......

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Jeff G

    How is it possible that God and Al qaeda both want McCain to win? (See AP story on Al Qaeda's endorsement of McCain)

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. dw

    what would Jesus say?

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. fred

    so she thinks god wants you to vote for her she is crazy. they kneed to lock her up before she hurts someone. i hope the people dont belive this bull.

    October 22, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. TESAP;SAVANNAH, GA

    WOW...... so when Obama wins what will they say then?????

    BARACK THE VOTE PEOPLE......................... :)

    POST THIS PLEASE....THANK YOU

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  9. Walter Funk

    God is interested in changing people's hearts; this is the path to global justice. Jesus said he came to be a servant and his life exemplified this. He calls his followers to serve. The outcome of the election, as anything else, is in his hands.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. Foreign observer

    God has voted already earlier so there is no work left for him on election day !

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. voting FOR "my" best interest, not Haliburton's

    God does answer all prayers...

    but sometimes the answer is NO.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  12. TF

    Oh crap. This lady is crazy. Someone should ask if she has actually talked to God yet.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  13. I voted already

    Yes, God will do the right thing on Election Day. In fact, God just told me he mailed in his vote for OBAMA/BIDEN.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Royce

    Prayer Changes things...............

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. Moi

    So will voting democrate speed on the second coming of Christ?

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Dennis

    I guess God told GWB to go to war with Iraq to get tha oil too huh? Just like she said on that youtube video...It was God's will for us to go to war with Iraq.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. Southerner

    I think Sweetie proved a point. She is a nut-case like all the McCain-Palin followers.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  18. chuck

    America, meet your fascist, rapped in the flag and carrying a bible.

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. stewart

    I want to know if Obama wins that would mean God did the right thing
    and Gov. Palin would support the new president for it was God making
    a good decision based on her logic... no other choice is there???

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. joel

    Creeeepy!

    October 22, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. justin

    WOW really????? Why would God bless an adulterer like McCain? Why would he bless the divisivness of the GOP? When they lose, will she blame God?

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

    GOD is NOT a Republican!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  23. BBB

    So anyone who doesn't vote for her doesn't believe in God or is not religious? WOW, this woman just scares me more & more.

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. The Republican Conscience

    So only small towns are "real america", liberals are "anti-american", and now only Republicans are the right thing from God?? Somebody please send Bible-Spice back to Canada.

    Don't tempt God.

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  25. CC

    WOW- and I thought all the religious nuts in Alabama scared me!

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