The October Surprise 2008 Edition

Expect plenty of disagreement. Just keep it civil.

What do you think will be the "October Surprise"

Palin "resigns" and is replaced
0
No votes
Capture of Osama Bin Laden
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No votes
Terrorist Attack
2
50%
Economy issues solved thanks to McCain
1
25%
Economy issues solved thanks to Obama
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No votes
Rattling the sword at North Korea or Iran
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No votes
Other
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

Bennett Cerf
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Postby Bennett Cerf » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:48 am

So today's the day, right?

What time does Osama bin Laden's state of the union address start?

David R. Modny
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Postby David R. Modny » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:39 am

I have to chuckle a bit at this. How come when no tape appears, it's "Another Success in the Secret US Campaign to Silence al Qaeda"...i.e. a Republican Administration, pre-election "success" story? Yet, when one appeared at the 11th hour in '04...how come it wasn't considered a FAILURE!?!? LOL!

And...actually played to Bush's election favor.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=6173515&page=1

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Beatlesfan03
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Postby Beatlesfan03 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:50 pm

Well seeing as Al Qaeda was late on the 9/11 anniversary tape, one can only assume that we'll see it in a few weeks after the election has been decided.

I do think the whole "national security" angle got Bush the election in '04, but I felt that the appearance of Osama was rather anti-climatic. I mean, was there anyone not expecting it?
Craig