(CNN) – It's Halloween on Friday, but campaign aides to Barack Obama and John McCain may be spooked for another reason: Events that dominated the news in the dwindling days before the previous two presidential elections may have been game-changers.
Aides to Sen. John Kerry were increasingly confident of victory four days before the 2004 election, believing the Massachusetts senator performed strongly in three debates with President Bush and was buoyed by polls showing a last-minute surge for the Democratic ticket.
But that was before Osama bin Laden weighed in.
On Friday, October 29, the 9/11 mastermind released a videotape to Arab television network al-Jazeera, in which he condemned President Bush's response to the 9/11 attacks and told the American people, "Your security is in your own hands."
If Obama doesn't win, it will be for a variety of reasons. But the one reason will not be the Bradley effect that CNN keeps trying to guilt viewers with. We know there can be no Bradley effect because even though Obama calls himself African American, he does have a white mother, so he is as much white race as he is black race. And CNN should have been making this clear throughout this cycle instead of talking about a "Bradley effect" that just cannot be true in Obama's case.
I dare him....
Birds of the same feathers flock together:
As a pilot, McCain was in his cockpit shooting down the poor and the weak ("Thou shalt not kill; no exceptions, period) until he was captured.
As a candidate, McCain chose a lady who shots animals from her own helicopter cockpit- Cowards.
True heros of this nation include: those who "face" the enemy in battle; those who feed the poor and the hungry (e.g., Late Mother Theresa); those who fight for the small people; those who stand up for losers!
We won't be fooled again.
why would there be an OCTOBER SURPRISE when the election is in NOVEMBER?
Palin is a boob.
CNN- I am beginning to think you want an October surprise. Why would you headline something like that? This is not news and we need peace in this country. It's like you are promoting a tragedy and what something awlful to happend to throw the elections. If you don't have something news worthy to print, then don't print anything at all.
This kind of article is nothing more than fear- mongering. Mere " insinuendo". Shame on you CNN.
we don't need no October surprise, we just need to vote on da 4th Obama all da way
It amazes me that white conservative republicans think that only they are patriots or have our best interests
Uh no! Maybe a November surprise. Today is the last day of Oct.
Maybe the surprise will be that there is no surprise.
Why cant we just have a surprise free election and move on.
There gonna lose....
In this election, it is called "October surprises in September". The finacial crisis.
Obama has already won.....havn't you read the Polls? Somehow I thought it was the Voter who decided who won or lost.......I guess I have been wrong all these years.
In 2000 and 2004, I found myself voting for what I thought would be the lesser of two bad candidates. I am ashamed to admit that I voted for Bush in 2000, a mistake I rectified by voting against him in 2004. This year, for the first time since I have been old enough to vote, I will be voting for a candidate in whom I have faith and trust – Obama. He is not the lesser of two evils, but an actual strong candidate. Unless it comes out that he is from another planet, or that he likes to torture puppies, he has my vote.
THE BIG OCTOBER SURPRISE. JOE THE PLUMBER. WHAT A JOKE JUST LIKE THE MCCAIN/PALIN CAMPAIGN. LETS GET REAL PEOPLE. MCCAIN IS OUT OF TIME AND OUT OF IDEAS. OBAMA/BIDEN O8!!!
You wanna play with me, I'll play with them...
So when the suicide bombings start at malls, schools, hospitals, etc., who will the liberals blame then? Bush?!?! McCain?? Sarah??
Probably. Liberals will probably start sending messages to Bin Laden apologizing for MAKING him hit the Towers.
The October surprise was Colin Powell endorsing Sen Obama...the November surprise will be when Sen Obama is President Elect.
God I love this Country!
CNN— I am beginning to think you want an October surprise. Why would you headline something like that? This is not news and we need peace in this country. It's like you are promoting a tragedy and want something awlful to happend to throw the elections. If you don't have something news worthy to print, then don't print anything at all.
I am sorry but this headline is over the top.
Obama is NOT Kerry!!! Please....
America is hungry for change, at least most of us are and Obama is the only person that will bring that change!!!
Obama for President!
Fact: Obama has spent more money on negative advertising than and candidate in history. Made possible because he broke his pledge on public financing and has overall spent far more than any candidate in history.
Nevertheless, when everyone complains about McCain's negative ads, remember that Obama has outdone him in that regard.
My prayer for Obama "No weapon that formed against him shall Prospher". In the name of Jesus – Amen.
Now he is covered by the blood of Jesus.
Go win Obama.!!
Time for an out-and-out change.
Respect and territory is always two-way traffic.
Hopefully Americans are inhaling fresh air of peace and esteem from the new administration, and of turning more foes into friends on the world stage. By then, the American flag will be back to the tallest one and the American heads can be proudly up to the sky.
yeah, how about half brother bin Laden doing bussines with bushes?
you don't know about it...
or you don't want to know about it?
his name is shafiq.
We know that Obama can handle it.
We also know that Bin Laden would LOVE to have another 4 years of the same foriegn policy from the US. It's his best recruiting tactic EVER.
Vote for America's future,