Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
I hope Dave Rabbit's broadcast in Baghdad is going to be recorded and later podcast here on ATS. You know anything about that, Springer?
Originally posted by Springer
I had a 45 minute conversation on the telephone yesterday with one of the most talked about people in Ufology that I'll be reporting on. What I have to share WILL surprise you!
Originally posted by Shar
You never answer me about what is the "October Surprise" am I missing something here.
An October surprise is American political jargon describing a stunning news event with the potential to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the presidency. It is so called because Election Day in the U.S. is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and events shortly before the election have greater potential to swing votes. Most of the time, the term is used to label actions of a sitting president, especially with regard to military or foreign policy matters, but it can also apply to news stories unfavorable to the incumbent administration. "Historically, news outlets avoid investigative pieces critical of candidates within days of an election to avoid appearing partisan."  Particularly since the 1980 election, the term has been pre-emptively used to discredit late-campaign news by one side or the other.