October 22nd, 2008
10:44 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin: God will do the right thing on election day

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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. Michael

    This woman is a FLAKE. She and her compatriots on the Looney Right are just OUT OF THEIR MINDS CRAZY.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Charles I Am

    I've said it once, I will say it again. If the world could see the Christ of christians it would receive Him. Instead it sees the christians of Christ and rejects Him.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. CT in CT

    So does that mean she believes God repudiates McCain/Palin and what they stand for when Obama is President Elect on November 5th?

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  4. faint

    But is God registered to vote?

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. Trickeration

    I hope Obama can win without Ohio and Florida, because those electronic voting machines will be fixed in these two states. You notice how McSame is really concentrating on PA because there is no fix there. McSame is polling down in Ohio and Florida (also very big must wins) but you won't see him there as much as you will in PA, NC Missouri, and other places where a fix is not in. You'll see. McSame will win Ohio and Florida.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. Diane

    God's plan could be that Obama gets elected. However it would be for far different reasons than Obama supporters realize. As a parent we understand that sometimes our children must learn certain lessons the hard way. God Is our Father.......

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. Lorna Mae, Prescott AZ

    You all claim to be supporters of a man who believes in a "different" type of politics and yet all you do is talk hate!!

    That's what is sickening. Sarah Palin is an American just like you and has the right to feel and express her beliefs just as you do. I am so tired of this election. If Obama wins (which is probable) he will have an awful lot to live up to. It will be interesting 4 years from now to see if any of you have a change of heart when all the promises are not kept and the deficit is even higher due to having one party rule.

    I bet you'll be belly-aching about Obama instead of drooling over his every word.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |

    OMG – PLEASE VOTE EARLY and not for this Opportunist, Lying, NUTJOB. Sarah Palin is imploding John McCain's chance on a minute by minute basis. Also, if our elected leader don't know the function of the job they are seeking, they have no right seeking it.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  9. GMJH

    Magnificently insane. Presumably when her 'prayers' have zero effect, as they always do, she'll just conveniently forget about it and her precious 'faith' won't be altered in the slightest.

    The whole idea of praying to get what you want is absolutely ridiculous. Are we living in 2008 or caveman times?. She may as well dance round a totem pole and pray to the sun for all the good it'll do her. And incidentally I believe in God, I'm just not backward enough to think there's a God in the sky listening to people muttering what they want like children talking to the tooth fairy

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. Kat

    I am a pagan and my god (yes, that is a lowercase g ) would never let these two buffoons get elected.

    It is this same line of thinking that motivates suicide bombers and the men who flew the planes into the WTC.......... that their god is somehow speaking only to them and anything they do is justified as such.

    Really frightening !!

    Obama/ Biden........... please.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. Carol

    I cannot believe she talks so much about being a Cristian walking the walk,when you see her watching the debates in two different bars,also being found guilty of abusing power,and using the Alaska goverment to spend money on her children so she can take her children with her on trips.The 150,000 the rnc spend on her for her clothes is a joke. She cant where her own, or does she have to keep up with Cindy McCain and wear designer clothes.Its funny how she can use God when she wants to, but seems to ignore him the rest of the time!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  12. Maureen

    I sincerely hope Sara is correct and the right candidate is elected President. I don't think I could take 4 years of her spewing hatred on one hand and God's will on the other.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. irony

    She is a nut. He is a nut. please, please, please America don't elect this very dangerously unqualified candidate.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. travis

    And by God...I mean John McCain, super mavericky reformer dude.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  15. Joe

    VOTE EARLY – Everybody VOTE

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  16. Will-South Dakota

    God is laughing his head off and sitting this one out.

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  17. Bubba

    Heard as she is stumbling back to Alaska on Novemebr 5 "Can I at least keep the clothes?"

    October 22, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  18. Al, NY NY

    Indie. I love all the choices but as far as she is concerned (as well as the rest of the zealots) the only God is their Christian god as all others are irrelevent. Isn't it funny that Fido only chooses to appear on venues that are completely in the tank for the GOP? Dobson's Intolerance Network, Faux News, etc

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. Bitter in Texas

    ....I don't think God is a Republican, ya'all Rethugs better watch who your laying claim to...Christ preached a form of socialism...sharing the loves and fishies, being your borthers keeper, and caring for the sick...God must be a Democrate, I guess being a socialist isn't such a bad thing after all.

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  20. Canuck

    What happened to the separation of church and state? This is completely absurd. I'm proudly agnostic; keep your fairytale thoughts to yourself.

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  21. Jesus Praising, Freedom Loving American Patriot

    OOOO! Bright shiny object! Bright shiny object.

    God will save us... from you.

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  22. Oakbrook, IL

    Average Joe,
    What does Palin impress you the most? Her amazing body or her amazing third grade brain?

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  23. Joe Burton

    What a total idiot she is. Every day she further demonstrates her lack of knowledge. Every day another example of her abuse of power comes to the surface. She is nothing but an opportunist trying to glorify herself. McCain is harvesting his just reward for picking such a joke for his vice president. Is she going to stop believing in God after the Obama landslide? Hopefully she will be impeached for her ETHICS violation, which she considers a vindication. Her hunger for recognition is going to void her desire for more power to abuse. After the election she will be delegated to a footnote as the primary reason for McCain's failure, and will fade to oblivion in the tundra.

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  24. Abul

    YES!! Finally she admitted the truth. ONLY GOD CAN SAVE THEM...

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  25. CCJ

    For Corey, Maryland-

    You have got to be kidding me!!! Deism founded this country??? NO WAY!!!!!!! Our country was founded by Christian men and women who actually had morals and values.

    People do need to get on their knees and pray! Pray that the Lord leads this country in the direction. As a mother to 2 small children I am frightened at what the future holds for them. However, I am Pro-God, Pro-Life, Pro-Family!

    McCain/Palin "08!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
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