As a veteran investigator, I’ve learned long ago to shed my blinders and look at the larger picture, or look at all of the dots to see if any might connect. In the realm of politics, it also seems reasonable to consider the quote attributed to Joseph Kennedy in 1960: “There are no accidents in politics.”
Furthermore, it is important to reconstruct the actions of all suspects, or in this case, elected officials, to determine “motives and means” amid a hefty dose of theatrical diversions that would make an accomplished magician envious.
The concept of an “October surprise,” or a news event with significant potential to influence the presidential election arose exactly forty years ago, when former National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger under then President Richard Nixon announced that an end of the Vietnam War was at hand.
(Associated Posers) – Richport, Maine – Although far outside of any danger zone from hurricane Sandy the incumbent mayor of Richport, Rodney Johnstone, is calling for elections to be post-poned for several weeks. “We will be getting heavy rains, possibly hail, for days. Roads will be flooded, trees will be down. People will not be able to reach polling locations”.
The mayor is polling several points behind challenger Henry Morgan who is already confident of a victory. He says the mayor’s call for delaying the election is “a ridiculous attempt to buy time”.
Sandy, which is barely a hurricane won’t be making landfall anywhere near Maine and definitely not as far north as Richport. The town residents have been taking the storm in stride, although local grocers have noticed a definite uptick in sales.
Prison Planet.com » October Surprise? 7 Shocking Rumors That Could Change The Outcome Of The Election
This is proving to be one of the tightest presidential elections in U.S. history, and with less than two weeks to go even a minor scandal could completely change the outcome of the race. Now is the perfect time for an October surprise.
If I was an operative for either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, now would be the time to unleash any big secret that you were still holding back. Americans tend to have very short attention spans, so you wouldn’t want to reveal your October surprise too early. But now that the debates are all done, this is the perfect opportunity to bring the hammer down. Of course our founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves as they watch all this, but sadly the truth is that this is how the game of politics is played in America today. Veteran political operatives on both sides know that it is either “eat or be eaten”, and this election is coming right down to the wire. One nicely timed blow from either side could make all the difference.
Even a false rumor could change the outcome of the election if enough people believe it. And I certainly would not rule out the possibility of operatives on both sides floating false rumors in the coming days in an attempt to get an edge. After the election the rumors may turn out to be entirely baseless, but at that point nobody will be able to undo the results of the election.
The pro-President Obama lawyer is rumoured to be preparing for her so-called ‘October surprise‘ in which she will strike the Republican presidential hopeful’s chances by unearthing some sort of secret or scandal.
…..After Vietnam, special ops groups were shut down because so many had been involved in drugs, black market and prostitution. Funding was ended, units disbanded, the idea of special operations discarded as a distraction until the fiasco in Iranduring the Carter era.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. This is truly an honor.
RUSH: I appreciate that, sir.
CALLER: I just want to throw this out. I expect Obama to try to pull something, and I want to know: Is he gonna try to pull something like foreign policy-wise before the debate on Monday, like a possible attack on Iran?
RUSH: People have been thinking he would do something like that sometime this month. That would appear very suspicious, timing-wise.
With this guy, anything’s possible, but the way I’m looking at it honestly here, Doug, I don’t think he’s gonna have to. In his mind, just get together with Bob Schieffer before the debate like he did Candy Crowley.
A mysterious new microsite promising an “October Surprise” for the presidential racepopped up online this week, and is promising to release damning documents related to one of the two candidates.
We all know that by now. However, what we “don’t know” has been eating at my gut since September 11, 2012. We know the lies coming from the White House have been bizarre and so bizarre that surely something big is being covered up.
As in bigger than Watergatecovered up. None of the theories emanating from the blogosphere or pundits on either side have satisfied my “common sense gland”. How could there be such a lack of security for our embassy on 9/11in Benghazi of all places? Could telling the truth about it being an organized terrorist attack be so bad for the re-election effort that you conjure up a ridiculous lie about what happened? On the way home tonight I heard something that satisfied it and it made perfect sense.
Cyber Smoke Screen… (“… I thoroughly believe Iran is our enemy and is virtually capable of any evil deed and/or atrocity in the name of Allah. And I further believe that Russia is behind Iran and its deeds – Trevor Loudon and I are in total agreement on this. I also agree with Trevor that there is a strong likelihood of Obama pulling an October surprise by striking Iran”)
And I further believe that Russia is behind Iran and its deeds – Trevor Loudon and I are in total agreement on this. I also agree with Trevor that there is a strong likelihood of Obama pulling an October surprise by striking Iran. That scenario is gaining in possibility every day, with Leon Panetta at the forefront. But it will be an attack that is for show and not for true defense. It will be by drone and will entail surgical strikes.
It will be for sheer political impact and could well do catastrophic harm to Israel.
Trotta: Seal Team Raid Week Before Election? (“…wondering why the Coprolite Press is ignoring the disappearance of Hillary since the slaughter of four Americans in the Libyan Consulate…”)
WHERE’S THE REST OF THE MEDIA? (There’s a media blackout on Obama’s likely ‘October Surprise’) (“Why would the media collectively ignore this news? Could it be because they don’t want it to be true? Could it be because they are in the tank for Obama and neither of these stories represents good news for his campaign?”)
Last week, WND reported the breathtaking story, based on impeccable Iranian sources, that Barack Obama sent an emissary to Qatar to meet with a representative of the ayatollah to offer a secret deal – one that would help Obama win his re-election bid.
It was a shocker – even by Obama standards.
The White House was offering Iran a deal to reduce international sanctions against the rogue, terrorist-supporting nation developing nuclear weapons if it simply agreed to suspend uranium enrichment for two weeks before the U.S. election – allowing Obama to announce a phony “diplomatic coup.”
This morning, Breitbart News spoke with a former senior CIA official with specific knowledge of the ongoing issues in Libya, who spelled out the risks associated with the Obama administration’s rumored prospective airstrikes on targets in Libya.
Two days ago, the New York Times reported that the administration was preparing an operation inside Libya, including the possibility of drone strikes. Breitbart News reported yesterday that a senior Department of Defenseofficial said that the administration was advance planning for a “substantial air package” that could include manned flights.
by Al Benson Jr.
Within the past three days I have received emails from three different sources, all noting the possibility that there may not be an election this coming November because there will be some sort of an October surprise that will cancel out the probability for an election.
With the general election less than a month away and the Democrats reeling from one bad poll after another, the time is ripe for them to spring an “October surprise” in an attempt to shift the odds in their favor. This time, however, the surprise might be on them, judging from the surging candidacies of two GOP hopefuls engaged in races against two of the House’s most entrenched incumbents, Rep. Barney Frank D-Mass., the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Steny Hoyer D-Md., the House Majority Leader.
What do both challengers have in common besides party affiliation and races against tough incumbents? Both are businessmen who understand first-hand the impact of our current economic uncertainty on business growth and job creation.
And both are Marines.
They are trained and ready to fight.