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. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN
    ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN
    ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE OBAMA-BIDE

    YES GOD WILL, WILL BE DONE ON NOV 4TH BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA ARE FINALLY REALIZING HOW UNSTABLE THIS COUNTRY WILL BE WITH A PALIN-MCCAIN TICKET AND I DID PUT PALIN FIRST BECAUSE SHE IS KILLING MCCAIN'S CAMPAIGN.

    October 22, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Frank

    I wonder if she'll say, "Oh, I guess God thinks we're wrong" if Obama wins.

    October 22, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Obam = Pelosi and Reid = Depression

    All you bleeding heart liberals need to start learning to speak French, because Barack O blah blah is taking us down a road to socialism. Next, we will have dropped the Dollar in favor of the Euro, and we will all be drinking wine and eating cheese -- with 20% unemployment and a bankrupt social security and medicare system. Congratulations, a gang of idiots is about to destroy this country.

    And thank you Barney Franl, Chris Dodd, and Barack Obama for receivng more campaign contributions from Fannie Mae than anyone else in DC -–

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. Matt

    Wow.

    I had previously thought that Palin is a brainless twit, and felt nothing but pity for her.

    Now I'm afraid.

    Very afraid.

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  5. McHoover Will Destroy What is Left of America

    What an insane statement

    Keep your religious beliefs to yourself McMoose and go back to the North Pole where people CAN stand listening to you

    So now 'God' controls elections

    This woman is more dangerous than Cheney and Bush put together

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  6. tom

    This lady is just not ready to lead, and I think that we as Americans needs to stop fooling ourselfs thinking that she is.

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  7. Danielle, TX

    I wonder which one of those $3000 suits she wore from the wardrobe that the campaign spent $150k on?

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. lindapuma

    then God will smite SP from the Earth

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. Obamaniac!

    BELIEVERS FOR BARACK!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. eds

    reply to Sweetie:
    What are you on????
    You can have a "high-tech" job under McCain, but he is against paying you the same as a man for it!

    Fighting for women????? I am a woman, and that twit Palin does not fight for anything I stand for! Equal rights, right over my own body, family values, just to name a few.

    Walk what walk? The self righteous swagger??? Those are shoes I personally have no DESIRE to walk in!
    She does not defend those who need defending! She defends her own self interests. Oh she is all for "reform of government" I certainly DO NOT want my tax dollars paying for her entire family to stay at swanky hotels for 4 days to attend (un invited) a 5 hour seminar. "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS"

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  11. DFGVirginia

    I suppose if GOD were registered to vote, she'd claim that it was proof of ACORN's devious plan to commit voter registration fraud.

    Silly nonsense.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  12. Chuck

    THE WOMAN IS JUST STUPID. EVERYTHING SHE DOES AND SAYS IS JUST STUPID. STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  13. Mike

    Will you call God anti-American if Obama wins?

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  14. Muckracker

    God should sit this one out. He's done enough damage.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. the other jd

    Ann–you are a very good person. God bless you!

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. lindapuma

    why did she have Downs testing if she would not abort?

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  17. A Real American

    Yes, God will do the right thing for Ameria on election day. He will allow the McCain-Palin campaign be defeated.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  18. Srikop

    I think there is not much difference between Palin's views and the radical jihaad muslims in the middle east. Same ill-information and misread interpretations. Only thing is she is christian and they are muslims, that's all. No other difference.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  19. My Friends, let me tell you,

    Dr.Dobson knows how to bundle cash.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  20. marc

    So God takes sides now? Palin is a far right religious fanatic! I say God help us all...

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  21. charles from maryland

    ummm... when has God ever did the "wrong" thing??? And if the right thing to do is for McCain/Palin to win vs Obama/Biden, will God be at fault if they don't? Does this woman actually think about the things she says before she actually says them? Palin has never introduced religion into this campaign,... actually she was trying to keep her religion private,... but now she is happy and open to talk about God!!! I wish we could remove the names, skin color and gender of the candidates and vote based off of their content. Every american should get a blindfold, and we'll call it the Presidential Challenge sorta like the Pepsi Challenge.

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  22. Jenn

    God should do the right thing and send palin back to her igloo

    October 22, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  23. mo

    people, please vote,... wow... she's unreal...

    October 22, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. Sarah in Canada

    To "The Republican Conscience" I can tell you right now we don't want her in Canada!! Send her back to Alaska.
    How dare she pretend to be "Joe Six Pack" and then spend $150,000 of campaign contributions on clothing and makeup, read the latest on Huff Post. Even republicans are outraged and appalled. That's four times Joe the Plumber's salary! and more than the average American family spends in 80 years!
    At least the party says she doesn't get to keep the clothes and they will be given to charity, but for heavens sake, in this economic climate and with her supposed populist message, it's the most ever spent in history on a political candidate......I'm speechless.

    October 22, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  25. FAYE, NV

    Sarah, I am a christian God does not decide elections. People have a right to vote for the person they think will do the job. God gives each of us a choice and we live with that choice. Just like Adam and Eve.

    Our prayers is who ever is elected they will be protected and govern as best they can. Don't blame God for winners or losers.

    Obama/Biden

    October 22, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
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