At a campaign stop today Sarah Palin tried to shift the discussion away from the financial crisis, telling voters that national security rather than the economy should be their primary concern when they cast their votes.
According to theNew York Times, Palin warned the audience, "In times of economic worry and hardship, the crisis that we're in right now, sometimes it's tempting to put those concerns aside on Election Day, national security issues, but we don't have that luxury."
It's unlikely that potential voters will heed Palin's advice. Concerns about the spiraling economy are hard to cast aside -- for most people, the dark economic forecast brings fears of lay-offs, foreclosures, and vanished life savings. If anything, Palin's comments will most likely be seen for what they are: more fearmongering to distract from the issues important to voters.