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Posted: 10/16/2004 10:31:18 PM EST
I'm waiting...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:40:51 PM EST
Last week of October, if there is one.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:41:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By dogear:
Last week of October, if there is one.




I hope there is!


I don't want to miss Halloween!


Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:42:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:44:26 PM EST
I was wondering myself.

What do you think it will be?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:46:22 PM EST
"October Surprise" is a myth of American politics. There is no such thing.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:51:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 10:51:59 PM EST by _Ugly_]
Has there ever been an October surprise (politically speaking)? If so, can you list an example?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:52:07 PM EST
I predict govt warnings of a terrorist plot to disrupt the elections, which will help W.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:53:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:
Has there ever been an October surprise (politically speaking)? If so, can you list an example?



2000. GWB drunk driving arrest in the last week


SGat1r5
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:54:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:
Has there ever been an October surprize (politically speaking)? If so, can you list an example?



The October Surprise myth comes from a Village Voice article that accused the Reagan campaign in 1980 of backroom deals with Iran to exchange arms to Iran, for cash (funneled to the Contras) in order to stop Iranians from releasing American hostages until AFTER the election.

Impossibly convoluted? Far-fetched? Somehow it was swallowed whole and became part of the "conventional wisdom" and part of American political lore.

It's complete bullshit.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:10:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:15:55 PM EST
we can't tell you cause it's a suprise and you would spoil it.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:20:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 11:21:00 PM EST by MisterFloppy]
October surprise? It's over there, yeah, keep looking, its there somewhere.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 11:31:03 PM EST
The October surprise is going to be a dog bisquit in some trick or treaters sack of candy.
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