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. chris

    Does God ever do the wrong thing? Palin is inane.

    Sometimes kicking the butt of those who are arrogant enough to imbibe His name for their own cause is what He does. God does not take sides with anyone, He is about His own business.

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. larry of Boston

    After reading all the hatred and meanness from the Obama supporters above, I thank God that I am not counted among the "gang" of idiots that are on this thread.

    I will laugh, however, if Obama gets elected and the Obamabots find out that all they have done is put Nancy Pelosi and Reid in charge of America, and watch us all slide into a Depression and likely experience another 9-11. Such ignorance.

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  3. cool onlooker

    Threatening voters?

    You better go home and do the right thing on election day:
    feed the new baby;
    parent your 17-yr-old pregnant daughter
    shoot moose
    cook your hunted

    vote for Obama

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  4. BT

    I have been praying to the SAME Christian God that Obama will be elected. Does God count the numbers of prayers the same way we count votes?

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. Oakbrook, IL

    Yes...God will do the right thing by sending you back to Alaska.

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. McCain Invented the BlackBerry, Palin Invented the Manure Spreader

    Looks like God wants Obama to be President.

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. Rich

    There is no right or wrong, there is only His will. It is not up to Sarah to decide what is right.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  8. AYFKM

    Sara sara sara...all I can do is shake my head. This woman is so far out in left field...we are wasting all our good oxygen on her.

    October 22, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. teesha

    Go back to Alaska

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Palin: God will do the right thing on election day. Really??? If that is the case, then she better start ducking the lightning.

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  11. DrMyEye, Rockford, IL

    If Sarah really believes God will do the right thing on election day, she better stay away from trees and out of open fields, because the lightning bolts coming!

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  12. Samantha

    So much for separation of Church and State huh? It's fine to pray on your own time but leave it out of politics!

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  13. A Pakistani

    I didn't know God was voting in the election too.

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  14. Steph the Teacher

    Is GOD a republican?

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  15. Jerry

    I truely hope AND PRAY that Americans will look in their hearts and do the right thing and vote for a good, honest , hardworking, Christian man,
    Barak Obama
    (& Joe Biden)

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  16. beth

    So if they lose will that prove to them God didn't like their ugly tactics? Does that mean she'll convert to democrat? Or does her God only count for something if she wins?

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. SoCal

    Jesus talked repeatedly about "spreading the wealth"…
    So it's all pretty clear...

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. The BOTTOM Line..........

    IF MCCAIN/PALIN WINS, I THINK IM MOVING TO CANADA....AT LEAST I CAN GET FREE HEALTHCARE..

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  19. Jeff

    I'm praying for God's interecession too. But I think if God does intercede, Palin won't be too happy.

    October 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. BL

    Okay – 10 points to the person who came up with "Bible Spice" as a name for Palin. That's great! It's unfortunate that she gives such a bad name to real Christians.

    October 22, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  21. BBB

    Isn't it this type of religious obsession that caused 9/11 and suicide attacks, etc? I just don't get this woman, I really don't.

    October 22, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. Justine

    And thankfully the right thing will be to elect Obama and Biden!

    October 22, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  23. sue

    Santa's makin his list and he's checking it twice......

    October 22, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Will, NJ

    So if God can win the election for you then why are you still campaigning? Wasn't it Jesus who said no one should test the power of the lord?

    October 22, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  25. M. WINNERS

    Now we know what the neocons have always kept a secret – That god is a republican...

    So when they say "God bless America" they mean only repugs – the rest of us can fend for ourselves.

    October 22, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
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