october surprise

James Pinkerton – The October Surprises: Donald Trump and Mike Pence Remind Us that This Is a Change Election 

1. The October Surprise

Remember the “October Surprise”? I sure do. Back in the 1980 presidential campaign, the October Surprise was the rumor that the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, vexed as he was by the Iranian hostage crisis, would pull off some shocking ploy—such as gaining the sudden release of the hostages—as a way of winning that year’s November election. That October Surprise never happened, of course, and maybe we’ll never really know if it was ever anything more than a figment of someone’s imagination.

The Associated Press

Debunking Democrat Talking Points On the ‘Endless’ Benghazi Investigation

In truth, a number of congressional investigations have lasted much longer than 17 months, including the 1976 House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor-Management Relations from 1957-1960, and the truly immense investigations conducted after the Civil War and World War II. The Benghazi probe has a long time to go.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies