‘October Surprise’ Could Decide Election

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Close polling figures increase likelihood of an unexpected twist

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars

ABC News has released a story suggesting that an “October surprise” will impact next month’s presidential election, with an incident involving Iran likely to decide the winner.

In an article entitled Obama Vs. Romney: Will October Bring a Political Surprise?, ABC’s Russell Goldman speculates that an Iranian attack on American interests could swing the election one way or the other, even suggesting that Mitt Romney may have “cut a deal” with Iran to undermine Obama.

“Were something to occur in the days before the election, it’s impossible to know how it might affect the voting,” he writes.

The fact that polls show Romney and Obama are so closely tied, “increases the likelihood that an unexpected event can shape the polls,” writes Goldman, pointing to the Iranian hostage crisis on the eve of the 1980 election which helped Ronald Reagan defeat Jimmy Carter.

“You can term any unexpected event in late October or early November an ‘October surprise,’” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. “The surprising thing is that we’re surprised by it every four years.”

As we covered at the time, the 2004 appearance of Osama Bin Laden in a videotaped message a few days before the presidential election in which he all but urged people to vote for Senator John Kerry was later acknowledged by both George W. Bush and John Kerry as the deciding factor behind Bush’s victory in that year’s closely fought election contest.

Bin Laden’s intervention was so controversial and crucial that veteran newscaster Walter Kronkite told Larry King at the time that he thought the whole episode was a “set-up” orchestrated by Karl Rove.

Geopolitical analysts have speculated that the recent uproar over the anti-Muhammad film is a pre-cursor to an October surprise that will be exploited by neo-conservatives to “Carterize” President Obama and ensure Mitt Romney, a closer ally with Israel’s Bibi Netanyahu, is installed in his place.

It has even been suggested that Barack Obama may have an October surprise of his own ready and waiting, taking a cue from Bush’s 2004 success by preparing to release long-awaited photos showing the dead corpse of Osama Bin Laden.

In the days following the announcement that Bin Laden had been killed, Obama enjoyed a significant bounce in his approval ratings – jumping 9 percentage points almost overnight.

Given the amount of flak Obama has been receiving over his foreign policy failure in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, nothing is outside the realms of possibility.

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8 Responses

  1. More BS from the Lame Stream Media. The cesspool of propaganda. The networks of political hacks.

  2. Stan Sikorski says:

    Last thing anyone should be doing is listening to a jew for advice.

  3. carl says:

    Its time to grow up and grow a pair ,I agree with the other comments at the bottom of this page and unless and until all of the people of this country agree we need not talk about our future.We must stop the insane system of repeating the same old usless policies by the same two parties .Eliminate all property taxes,go to a one payer system all schools get same education as higher education thruout each state.A tuition income tax that is over at age 65.add 4 years of college to public school education by eliminateing all the districts .Eliminate the cycle of crime and poverty ,add affordable housing to all areas and seinor citizen housing as well.Retrofit all homes and buildings with super insulation solar electric and solar hot water as well as small 3 mph wind turbines .cash for clunkers for electric cars “Tesla motors ” already can get up to 120 & 200 + miles on a charge.Plug in to your house or at work no more gas no oil changes no more dependence on foreign oil,and clean air.Start a GI bill for all our vets coming home re educate as after the second world war,that raised the new middel class for the new jobs.Do these things and eliminate the debt ,dependence on foreign oil,raise education levels from 24th to 1st in the world.eliminate the need for the power grid as the only source of power put it at the source.create millions of good paying jobs and it all can be done right now.If so we are out of trouble in a few years we are the best standard of living in the world and the shift of wealth to the middel class lifts the whole country.Do it now no more excuses… no more time to waste..think about it really think..thanks Carl..

  4. Gary says:

    Your comment, “even suggesting that Mitt Romney may have “cut a deal” with Iran to undermine Obama.” is pure Speculation and has no place in objective reporting. This article just adds more concern to me related to main stream medias inability and refusal to be honest. You as a journalist need to learn to present facts and reasonable conclusions. I think you journalist need to understand that the American people are no longer buying this highly biased reporting.

  5. kev says:

    Pick one:
    a)Barack Obama
    b)Mit Romney
    c)I don’t vote for Celebrities

  6. It does not matter who get in office. The U.S. is ruled by an oligarchy ruled by plutocrats. The whole economic and financial system is collapsing around them and they do nothing to stop it. Pwer corrupts, abosote power corrupts absolutely. Republican and democrat are 2 sides to the same coin. The only solution is a grass roots movement that can endorse a 3rd party candidate and reform the government from top to bottom. The only one that I know of is Rom Paul. Write him in on the ballot when you vote in the November ellections.

  7. Tahir Ali says:

    Very sad state of affairs, the election of leadership of the world's leader is dependent on gimmicks and conspiracies.

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