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. Vincent, Great Lakes, Illinois

    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.

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    Should have mentioned that when her water broke, she finished a speech in Texas, got on a plane to go back to Alaska knowing fully well that that Trig had Down syndrom and that there was no emergency equipment on board in case something were to happen if she gave birth in flight.

    That is just being reckless with the life of your child. So much for "Family Values."

    October 22, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. Richard

    Ok, it's official. Palin is Nuts!

    October 22, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Dwayne, Louisville, KY

    Please post this ...

    Why is it that so many people think you can't be a Christian AND a democrat at the same time? I am. George Bush and his bag of nuts claim to be Christian, but their actions certainly aren't.

    Democrats love this country, love God and may have liberal views. SO WHAT? We're still Christians, for God's sake. We may be a different denomination, but still Christian!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  4. Chris08

    G0P must mean "Gods only Party" or "Gods only Patriots" I am so tired of the divisivness of the GOP and Palin in particular. We are all americans and want the best for this country. We just have different views of how to get their. I dont think god is concerend about keeping tax cuts in place for the rich. I think god would want to help the poor, but I honestly dont think god is going to step in and decide this election. He may judge people on their actions when they die, and in that case I hope McCain and Palen have a really good appology reaady for all the hate they are mongering during this campain

    October 22, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  5. Kaye

    I can think of nothing scarier than someone in the whitehouse who is under the delusion that she is there by Divine Right.

    Such a person can justify anything and everything they do by believing that it is God's will showing itself through their actions. And we thought Bush and Cheney were bad!

    October 22, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  6. Linda K.

    I guess what she's trying to say is that "God" will rig the voting machines. When did Republicans start worshiping Karl Rove?

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. MikeH

    Sieg Sarah! Sieg Sarah! Sirg Sarah!

    Sweetie, you are a disgrace to Jefferson's America.

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. AMY

    THIS WOMAN REALLY SCARES ME....REALLY....

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. independent 2008

    Nieman Marcus and Saks Fift avenue are heavenly.
    She is a walking earmark

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. INDIE NEVADA VOTER

    WHICH GOD? WE ARE A NATION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! BUDDHA? JESUS? ALLAH? RA? KRISHNA? ISIS? HECATE? ATHENA? VENUS? QUETZALCOATL PERHAPS?

    THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE- THOMAS JEFFERSON INCLUDED THAT LITTLE PIECE INTO THINGS FOR A VERY GOOD REASON....

    THERE ARE MANY PATHS TO THE SAME TRUTH... SOMETHING THE BIBLE THUMPERS TEND TO FORGET- THEY ALSO FORGET THAT JESUS WAS A PRACTICING JEW AND OF THE TRIBE OF ISRAEL WHO CAME OUT OF ETHIOPIA!

    GIVE ME A BREAK... AND IF GOD OR GODDESS DOES GET INVOLVED, I WOULD BE PRETTY SURE THE HATE MONGERS KNOWN AS THE GOP WOULD NOT BE GETTING HIS OR HER BACKING....

    GO BACK TO ALASKA GOVERNOR... WE REALLY DON'T NEED YOU IN THE LOWER 48!

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. Frank

    Republicans are counting on the "Die Bold" voting machine fraud to steal this election, too.

    God won't help them. It's going to take another fraudulent election to annoint McBush to another term. Palin, go back to Alaska a Chill Out!

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. Karen - Philly

    Palin is WAY beyond the coherant stage.

    Is she also trying to imply that the decision on Nov. 4 will determine if God is pro or anti-american, socialist or a terrorist.

    Lord, forgive Palin and McCain, for they know not what they do.

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

    That means that if Obama's elected, Palin will accept the result as the judgment of God against her party.

    October 22, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. mayah

    of course he will, he will allow you to have a wonderful flight back to ALASKA, where the view of Russia from your backyard is even more visible...

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

    Yes he will. He will see Senator Barack Obama become president of the United States of America

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  16. sabuc for Obama

    Will she denounce being Republican if God does the right thing when Obama wins?

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. PROUD AMERICAN FOR OBAMA

    God loves us all, just as we are all Patrotic! Sarah please go back to Alaska to face the music there. It was a fluke that you ever became the gov, but the American people do not want you as VP. You still do not know what the duties of VP are, so let me tell you a Vp IS NOT ON CHARGE OF THE SENATE........Don't forget to leave the $150,000 in designer clothes at the door when you leave!

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. linda n carolina

    Well at least we know God has a sense of humor, otherwise how do explain the MCain/Palin campaign!

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Nessa

    Things aren't working for McCain/Palin so it's time to turn to God?

    Obama/Biden 08'

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  20. gbrown2

    GOP!!!!! YOU BET HE WILL DO THE RIGHT THING ON ELECTION DAY!!!! YOU ALL HAVE HAD 8 YEARS TO RUN THIS COUNTRY IN THE GROUND!! AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO WANT 4 MORE!!!!!! LOL WE NEED A CHANGE!!!! GOD WILL PUT IT IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PEOPLE TO CLEAN HOUSE!!!!!! AND I DO MEAN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  21. Princton

    Right thing? That’s her perspective. Can God do wrong thing? Isn’t that blasphemy?

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

    Yes he will send her back to Alaska. Thank God

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. sick n tired

    And so the DUMBING DOWN of this once great nation continues.......

    October 22, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  24. Shelby Y.

    God doesn't reward those who sell their souls to the devil for the sake of winning the election i.e. John McCain.

    October 22, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. Dan

    The woman is insane.

    If Obama wins does that mean that was the right thing? Or that God is wrong?

    October 22, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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