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. Stephanie

    I am a Christian, and this lady scares me!

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Enough!!!!!

    She need to have her supporters pray that she will stop lying and inciting racism on the campaign trail. You just don't take part of the Bible when it is convenient for you and leave the rest. This is a lifestyle, not a part-time job. Get real.

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  3. Stevo

    Wacko

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  4. Tom

    God sure will thats why he choose Obama cause he knows Obama is the person to finally bring fairness, peace, equality, and love through out the world.

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT:)

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  5. Michael Michael

    Religion and Politics.

    Need I say more?

    October 22, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. mike

    This woman is a total joke but she is right, perhaps God will have spoken when Obama wins and Sarah Palin returns to the tundra, hopefully never to be heard from again.

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. From the North

    Hey, God's a socialist, after all. Remember that it was JC Himself who told people that the rich should give to the poor. Bloody commie!

    It'll be interesting to see what she has to say about God when she and her running mate lose.

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. Master Obsdious

    Everything she says makes me hate her more and more. I never thought it was possible to hate a political figure more than I already did for the past 8 years, but she managed to prove that I could.

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. Mr. Anderson

    I know there are a lot of flaws with our voting system – but is she saying God gets more than one vote?

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. joe who

    McCain would have been a stronger if he had someone else as his number 2. She may get the RNC's base going, but she turns so many more off

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. John Anthony, MN

    GOD CERTAINLY WILL DO THE RIGHT THING ON ELECTION DAY-HE WILL SEE THAT THE McCAIN/PALIN TICKET IS DEFEATED!

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  12. voting FOR "my" best interest, not Haliburton's

    Cause , you know.... Jesus was a Republican..... right?

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

    Does anybody else notice the disconnect from sense and reasoning this woman seems to posess? God's Intervention on Nov.4? Seriously?

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  14. CR in WI

    Yes God Will . . . .

    See you in Alaska Nov. 5th

    BO08

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

    prayers for warriors? do those warriors get 70 virgins in heaven as well?

    of course not, silly. that's just fairy tales the muslims/arabs/nonwhites/nonchristian/big city/liberals/unamerican folks made up to get people to blow themselves up. God is really on the American/Republican side so we don't have to invent tall tales. that's why we can hate them and still feel christian/american about it.

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  16. howie

    Ooops Sarah! Guess you forgot the "not my will, Lord, but Thine" part of the prayer

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  17. donny

    God will do the right thing on election day and defeat the right wing hate mongers Mccain/Palin

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  18. Biff

    Jesus was a republican, right??

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  19. James (Cali)

    This is just getting beyond a joke. She is the most dangerous person in America right now.

    October 22, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. S. Boatman

    God Always Does The Right Thing Sarah!. . . Even If You Dont Agree With His Decision! You Can Pray But His Answer May Still Be No!

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  21. looney!

    Did god also tell you to run a racist hate filled campaing?
    Sarah, does your "god" have horns and a tail?

    yeesh!

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  22. Cynthia; Bham

    I do agree that God will make the decision about who goes into the White House so we will have to wait until November 5th to know who it is.

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  23. JohnM.

    How many lightening strikes hit Alaska in November? This lady better wear rubber soled shoes when she goes to vote.

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  24. fritz

    Really, Obama and Biden just have to sit back and do absolutely nothing as long as McCain and Palin continue to open their mouths.

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  25. Hoosier Pride

    When I go abroad, I truly may not come back if this lady is in the whitehouse...

    October 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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