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. Al from Tx

    Wow. I thought there could only be one President Bush that counts on God to make choices for this country. Somehow, I thought my vote was for the president to make tough choices. Palin is a huge reason that I could NOT vote for McCain. Palin isn't ready to be vice-president of the local food mart.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. hnic

    So I guess God only loves Republicans!

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Anu, Phoenix

    Yes, God WILL do the right thing for America, whether that means Obama or McCain. However, I hope and pray that the right thing for America is Barack Obama, and if that's the case, then Yay God and Yay Obama. And if not, then Yay God. He knows what he is doing.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. Mike

    God will do the right thing on Election Day? I hope so!

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. obamacrat

    Did Dr. Dobson ask here when her daughter plans to get married?

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. Maverick was a guy in Top Gun

    oh boy

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Eli

    I was taught that God helped those who help themselves. I hope that we exert our free will and elect Obama.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. Karen

    Wow. And witches won't get her either. She is truly God's messenger. I am now going to go and laugh incessantly.

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  9. carlos

    GOD???...no sarah..WE THE PEOPLE WILL VOTE AND DO THE RIGHT THING TO END THIS NIGHTMARE.....

    October 22, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Geoffrey Sperl

    God doesn't vote, Governor Palin. Grow up and stop believing in fairy stories.

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  11. hollerbode

    Yes,Palin,you're so right!

    God would defintely do "the right thing for America",and yourself & Mccain would fall like a pack of cards come Nov 4th!

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  12. Big Mike

    It's high time that we get these religious kooks out of office!

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  13. Just Happy

    I'm sure Jesus does the right thing everyday! And what I am most sure about is that Jesus does not teach hate or division.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. Jerry

    Palin is right! God will do the right thing and she can go back to being Gov of Alaska.....

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Wendy

    So...will she believe it's God's Will when Obama wins on election day?!?! I'm a Democrat AND a Christian...does that mean I'm not following His Will because I'm voting for Obama today?!?! I get angry when the Republican Right seems to think they have cornered the market on being a Christian and/or voting the "right way". Geesh...who is she to say that an Obama administration isn't part of God's plan to get our country back on track. I don't like the divisive nature of the McCain-Palin ticket!!

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. Paul

    When will the Republican party acknowledge that God (by which ever name He is referred) will likely judge people, not by their voter registration card or ballot choice, but by how well they treated their fellow human beings (regardless of their background). There is nothing God-like in smear tactics, division and fear mongering. Please, GOP, stop slandering the views of billions of people on this earth who believe in a benevolent, monotheistic Supreme Being.

    October 22, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. Scott F.

    Maybe they can both pray for rain, it worked so well for the convention.

    October 22, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  18. bruce

    No... Sarah... the Voters will do the right thing on Nov. 4th.

    October 22, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Francheska Georgia

    Oh goodness. God already knows the outcome of the election. I am sure he is neither Republican or Democrat. I too have faith that the right outcome of the election will happen and that Palin will find herself back in Alaska Nov 5. But, faith without works is dead...so I have the faith and I have done the work by voting early GA. ;-)

    October 22, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Is she saying the right thing to be done... is electing her and McCain? If so, that's quite a claim, saying God will have them be elected.

    October 22, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. billion

    Yep and that will be to make Barack Obama our next president ..

    October 22, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  22. Steve in PA

    God will do the right thing on election day and let the american people decide who they want to be president, and that will be Obama.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. Saad from NJ

    Yes ma'am, indeed he/she will.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  24. Heleva in Houston

    Sarah for once, you're absolutely right. God will do the right thing on Election Night. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  25. Linda Dietz

    The American people will do the right thing on Election Day, Sarah. God has nothing to do with this.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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