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. liar

    so god told you to divide this country. with christain like you I prefer to read my Bible and stay awa yfrom these so call christain people. God will defenitely do the right thing ms. Sarah Palin.

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. elle

    not everybody has your resources Ms Palin

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. rem nice

    God is voting Obama.

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. John, FL

    Christians like Sarah Palin give the Christ a bad name.

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. cph9680

    he's gonna strike both of you clowns dead???

    I can't wait

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. rob

    Separation of church & state-hasn't she ever heard of that.A vote for the GOP is a vote for hate and taking away the rest of our rights

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. Countdown with Keith Olbermann & the Racheal Maddow Show

    McCain is Mr. Burns from the Simpson's and Sarah Palin is the female version of Homer Simpson, she doesn't know much. So whenever she doesn't know something, she just fills in the blank with stuff that she makes up.

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Jimmy

    I am religious, but as our forefathers said lets not mix state and religion.

    That's essence of Americanism ...
    liberty, freedom...
    there is no place for fear...

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    The PEOPLE of America will decide who the next president is .. not God!

    Obama-Biden '08

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. Robert

    What a twit, she told Dobson?, he is just as confused as she is

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Texas for Obama

    I don't see anything wrong with what she said. I agree that God will deliver what most of us have been praying for.

    Obama / Biden 08!

    October 22, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. tulsa

    Don't blame God, Gov.
    We are responsible for our actions on this Earth. Your judgement will come from the supreme being when He decides.
    We, on the other hand will do the right thing and reject your narrow, divisive, hate-filled ideology on Nov.4.
    Go home and wait.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Mia

    Oh, how appropriate. She's Living on a Prayer. Maybe Bon Jovi will let her use that song for her stump speech. Because it is the truth.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. Diane

    All she is saying is that God's Will will be done...regardless of polls, talking heads, and all our comments. God is not a Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent. We'd all do well to follow His example of love.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. stradivarius

    No god, no way, no how.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Michael, Chapel Hill

    Palin impress me. She is not after the politicaly correct but the Old time values. If some one is not correct before his/her God, they cannot be correct before the people. What Obama missed, God, Palin brings to the front. Those who put the Economy down, they too missed God, the Wall street Moguls they too missed God. The people who bought homes they cannot afford too missed God. " In the beginning God!," we are in safe hands.
    Go Sarah.....

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  17. joe the plumber

    scary. this is the only word that comes to mind. it is fine if people want to be any religion they chose, i won't take that away from sarah palin. but to claim she can feel the power of prayer from a man who has been outspoken in his opposition to women being in positions of power, and to then turn around and chastise obama for not picking hilary as his running mate, claiming that it smacks of sexism is just ... well ... scary. absurd. illogical. scary. completely idiotic and hypocritical. did i mention scary? because the fact that his woman may be VP and even president is just ... scary.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. Preco, NY


    God will surely intervene on election day. My God, the same God sister Sarah prays to will surely intervene and deliver the vast majority of hardworking God fearing Americans who have been subjected to ECONOMIC BONDAGE by the misguided policies of the past 8 years.

    God will surely, intervene to prevent all the antics of the Republican party to "steal" the election like they did in 2000 and 2004.

    God will answer our prayers and grant Obama not only a resounding victory at the polls but the WISDOM to see America through this trying period and the WISDOM and TEMPERANCE to reach out to the rest of the world. Amen!!

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. VoiceofReason

    If God does show up at the polls, he will not be allowed to cast a ballot, because of his phony ACORN submitted voter registration.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  20. Bama4Obama

    Even if every single member of the Democratic party died today, I still would not vote for this woman or her running mate. She is narrow minded and full of hate and divisiveness. Unfortunately, I am an IL native in a red-to-the-core state, but I will still be casting my vote for Obama/Biden on Nov. 4th.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. Tired of W, OH

    This woman scares the hell out of me. She's saying that if (when) Obama wins on election day that God will not have done the right thing? So God is right only if McCain wins? How blasphemous of her to think that she knows God's will. Unless she knows that God is a registered republican, she needs to shut up.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  22. dcgirl1975

    Palin is the biggest joke ever.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  23. pj

    great, we're going to get another lunatic in office. i dont mind people believing in God and religion, but talking about divine intervention in elections and all that nonsense scares the crap out of me. but atleast that one preast protected her from any future witch craft... oh boy, if this lady is ever in office, we're all in trouble.

    how can america consider voting for any ticket with her on it after 8 years of dick cheney?

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. Scott M

    Sarah Palin would like to tell God what to do. Unfortunately for her, on November 4th, God is going to tell Palin what to do.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Lou

    Crank up that snowblower, Sarah.
    Come November 5, you'll be heading back to Alaska.

    October 22, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
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