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. Richard

    Apparently God has put Barack Obama 10 points ahead in the polls and made more than half of Americans believe that Sarah Palin is unqualified to be president.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. Common Sense

    I'm praying for an Obama victory. Therefore I'm confident that God will do what's right for this country.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. Accountant Guy

    OMG she is so delusional. Yes, I agree as a Christian myself, I believe that God will do the right thing also!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Amy Daviedu

    Give GOD a break. Jesus was not a Repub or a Dem.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. Get Real

    I am so glad that she has realized God is in control. Maybe they will stop this hate and fear speech.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Obama is a questionable candidate

    Thank you Governor Palin for supporting the right things. It is a shame the left are God-less. Supporting Abortion and Gay Marriages are definitely not God-like. If you are a christian, this is the only ticket you should support. I cringe when I see leftist say God Bless America, God Bless Obama-.. That is not their focus, they are not real Christians if they support those views.

    God will prevail even if we choose the wrong path (Obama)
    By the way Joe Biden- Please don't take communion anymore- your views are against the Catholic Law..

    Thanks Governor Palin. You have the right frame of mind.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  7. ez

    God is righteous all the times; not just on election days.

    Registered Republican "voted" Obama/Biden 08

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. 24/m in CO-Catholic-Repub who has early voted for "that one"

    She said, " God will do the right thing for America on Nov. 4". I would like to agree... but I guess she hasn't received the message that God is voting Obama on Nov 4. Why would God advocate for the McCain\Palin ticket when those 10 little rules God shot down mean nothing to them.

    October 22, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    Oh Lord help us all!

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

    didn't these guys also pray for the last 8 years of George Bush?

    The good Lord is above politics. Please keep him above politics.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Maggie from Virginia

    This is the same Dobson that led a prayer for tumultuous rain to fall on Obama at the democratic convention. We all know how that turned out. A hurricane swept in to upset the republican convention. Never use the Lord's name in vain.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. Mercedes

    I agree with Palin, we must pray that this election is NOT stolen. By this I mean, my God help this country and Sen. Obama win this election. He is the right choice and not McCain/Palin. GOD loves all of us. Not just the GOPs!

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  13. Big Bill from Brooklyn

    God will bless America on election day. That is truly the right thing.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  14. globalgroove

    Disgusting....she should not be mixing politics with her religious beliefs...period!! Dobson should have his tax exempt status taken away as well as Pat Robertson for having her on CBN.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Can we "presume" to know that God hasn't already instilled a change in the heart of mankind–that will direct his/her will?

    This is the kind of radical baloney that seeks to split religious believers into groups and stinks of intolerance and ignorance.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  16. Beverlee (WI)

    Can you PLEASE tell Palin that God is not registered to vote!

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  17. dw

    Palin is a dangerous political. It's all about power and with no substance. She is a farce.

    I feel that she has destroyed McCain's presidential bid and is also hurting the Republican party badly. The politics of fear are not working and that is a great thing for the USA.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  18. Tom

    She really needs to move to Iran, where she will fit right in with all the other theocrats. That or North Korea, where she can maneuver to be the next dictator. Democracy? That idea just goes right over her head

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  19. Zeze

    Ok, will she promise to go back to Alaska and remain in her igloo for the rest of her life if God votes Obama?

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. Mikey

    Say what??!!!!

    Does that mean that if Obama wins, then God wanted him to win and McCain and Palin to lose? or that God favors liberals?

    While I believe Obama is best for America, I believe God loves us all, conservative, liberal, American, or foreigner. Does she?

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  21. ELF

    What does she mean God will do the right thing on election day? God has given this world to the children of men. Although destroying it, He is not going to wave a magic wane to straighten this world up. Sarah, we are going to vote this President in. I am a Christian and I am pro-Barack Obama.

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  22. Chelle in Fla

    WOW! I'm a praying woman too, a FULL Beleiver. Praying for God's will to unfold on Nov 4th. So if Obama wins and he will win, is Sarah trying to say God didn't do the right thing????

    October 22, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  23. Jim

    Are you kidding me? If God does the right thing on Election Day, you will be going back to Alaska to face ethics violation charges, lady. You don't know what God is about. All you do is spew hatred and anger. God is about forgiveness and love.

    October 22, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  24. Andrew in OR

    I really do miss the time when Church and State were truly seperate. I understand having to pander to certain groups but this is quite dangerous when its a religion, especially a religion that if given too much influence may supress other religions as they currently do the muslim faith.

    October 22, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  25. hello

    we will see what your Karma brings you.

    October 22, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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