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. Evan Weintraub

    What's the "right thing?" This lady is getting on my nerves. So now God disapproves of Obama? I thought one of the fundamentals of Christianity is to not judge. . . I can't wait to vote for Obama, and no God didn't tell me to vote him; I just know it's the "right thing" to do.

    October 22, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. tulsa

    My faith tells me these are the virtues to strive for;
    Valour: Pursuit of Courage and Knowledge
    Generosity: Pursuit of Giving
    Liberality: Pursuit of Will
    Diligence: Pursuit of Ethics
    Patience: Pursuit of Peace
    Kindness: Pursuit of Charity
    Humility: Pursuit of Modesty
    Only one of our candidates represents these. It's not McCain.

    October 22, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. dougj

    So essentially she is saying God is on their side. But they are also blaming voter registration fraud for potential losses. So if they lose, does that mean ACORN is more powerful than God?

    I am also amused that she admits that any chance they have of winning is based on prayer.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. obama08

    "Our Time Has Come"–Barack Obama

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. God

    Sarah,

    Time to come home. Leave the people of the US alone.

    Note: for everyone who voted for Dubya twice, please stay home on November 4th. Amen.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. McCain is a liar

    BT wrote:
    "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?"

    You mean, does he try to suppress poor people from praying like the GOP does to their voting? I hope not.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. RIF

    So Dobson the expert on "Family Values" thinks that the only think we should focus on is abortion rights. Forget about the lack of a clear plan by McCain-Palin on the economy, healthcare and making sure everyone has the resources to stay healthy, lack of a clear strategy to get us out of Iraq so we don't have to keep losing brave soldiers. Just say your pro-life and you can automatically join the "family values" group.

    My father has pastored a church for over 40 years and in my 30 plus years she's taught me that being "pro-life" extends way further than the womb.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. ept

    I am sure he will do the right thing on election day. put you and all your luggage on a sled and send you back to alaska.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Len in Washington

    These people are verging on the same intensity of religious fervor and self-rightiousness as we see in hate filled regions around the world.

    It's getting frightening.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. Manny

    "DR" dOBSON AND PALLIN ARE BOTH RIGHT WING NUTS!

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Helga, St. Louis, MO

    If that were the case divine intervention would have taken over long ago and we would not be having this election. Sarah Palin is the type of religious zealot that creates "holy wars" and she is more dangerous than the "terrorists" because she comes in sheep's clothing albeit from Saks.....

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. TJ, TACOMA

    If God's going to "do the right thing" on election day, then why do you need to even be campaigning so vigorously? Just sit back and save all that donated $$$$, and let him do whatever "the right thing" is.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  13. SJ

    What an idiot! I have my own prediction: I predict that Obama will win the election and Caribou Barbie will go back to Alaska until their next gubernatorial election where she will be soundly defeated!

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  14. REVEREND JACKSON

    SO I GUESS YOU ARE SAYING THAT GOD LOVES ONE CHRISTAIN MORE THAN THE OTHER. OBAMA IS A CHRISTIAN ALSO BUT SOME OF THIS STUFF FROMM DR DOBSON WHO I HAVE RESPECTED FOR YEARS IS JUST HORRIBLE. I THINK DR DOBSON SHOULD REALLY GET ON THE ALTAR AND REALLY DO SOME SOUL SEARCHING.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. patNYC

    Since this woman thinks we're in End of Days time, then does that mean God will make it so that that prophecy if fulfilled by this election? This woman scares the ba-jeezies out of me!

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  16. ANON

    So those of us who plan on voting for Senator Obama are not only unAmerican but we are sacrilegious too. I am going to whip about $150k and go on a shopping spree to feel better

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. Jkay - KCMO

    In other words Sarah........please God if you are so blessed to be elected because God believes you should be leaves me wondering if God's intention is to allow someone to attain a higher level of office to continue your horrendous ability to be such a liar????

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. B

    Sarah Palin says a few words and now we're all being hateful. I don't think Palin actually said that God would give the win to the Republicans, but I'll have to go back and read it a fifth time. :) I just want to vote for the candidate that will ensure that more Americans will learn to read.

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  19. Woodi

    My Goodness. God is the God of us all,,,and he IS interveneing. In fact He IS in total control. His will WILL be done.....somehow this sounds to me like she thinks she is the only one that has a connection with God...or more importantly that GOD is only connected to her...while she is bearing false witness day after day. Unbelieveable

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  20. charles warren

    grandma for o You mean! she didn't say thanks but no thanks?shame sounds like perks not earmarks to me.socialism maybe? welfare? but a big hand out to the already wealth anyway!

    October 22, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  21. geecee827

    Wow, out of all these comments here, only about 3 actually seem to support Palin's delusions. Thank you all so much for restoring my faith in the American people and American voting process. (I was worried for a while.)

    Obama/Biden '08, '12.

    October 22, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  22. Rick in Florida

    What an ABSOLUTE JOKE......she hasn't a clue. I wonder how she'll look at things once Obama is elected?? Will she say God did the right thing (by denying incompetents like her to serve), or will she avoid addressing the issue....somethings she really IS good at??

    October 22, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  23. Mary from Virginia

    I wonder if Dobson is at all concerned that John McCain calls himself a Christian yet has said in documented interviews that he is not "born again" and has not been baptized? This seems to be an issue that would be first priority for Dobson and any other "Christian" leader... As for Palin, perhaps she needs to take a look in the mirror and check her relationship with God because much of what has come from her mouth has certainly not been God like...

    October 22, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  24. benighse

    ARE YOU SURE SARAH PALIN ISN'T A FULL TIME SNL PLAYER EVEN WHEN SHE'S NOT ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE????......WHY DIDN'T THEY FREE THE "ROSWELL ALIENS" WHEN SHE WAS THERE IN NEW MEXICO LAST WEEKEND, SO THEY COULD GRAB THEIR UFO AT AREA 51 WHEN THEY HEADED TO VEGAS, PICK UP THEIR LEADER, AND TAKE SARAH HOME TO THE PLANET SHE ARRIVED FROM-OFF TO PENTECOSTAL GALAXY FOR END OF DAYS AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES.....YOU BETCHA!!--SHE IS HARDCORE ALRIGHT--FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  25. R Wolf

    THis is so frightening. Who is she, is she now the word of GOD? Can't you people see she's dislusionary and dangerous? First of all, doesn't the Constitution call for a separation between church and state? Then, she keeps telling audiances that she will be controling the Senate. This is one person to be very much afraid of.

    October 22, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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