September 2016 – POLITICS – Beware of the October Surprise: In American political jargon, an October surprise is a news event deliberately created or timed (or sometimes occurring spontaneously) to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the U.S. presidency. Every presidential election cycle, there are stories of an “October Surprise” that will push a particular presidential candidate over the top, and sink the chances of their opponent. The reality is: There’s rarely anything in October that moves the needle for one candidate or the other. Most voters have solidified their support in one direction or the other. But let me posit something. There is an “October Surprise” this year for Hillary Clinton. Florida. Without Florida, there is simply no path to victory for Donald Trump. None. Zip. Zero. Nada.
Vote by mail in Florida starts the first week in October. Early voting starts the last week in October. The presidential election in Florida will be decided before polls open on November 8th. Period. That’s the October Surprise. Let’s get a bit more specific. There are four congressional races (3 open seats) in North Florida in 2016. Each one of those four seats are being contested by a Democratic Party military veteran in this traditionally military / veteran heavy section of Florida. It’s really unprecedented, and unique in the country this year. –Daily Kos
Others think the “October Surprise’ will be some damming dirt on one of the candidates involving a scandal, leaked information, a ‘false flag’ or staged events to make one of the candidates look woefully undesirable – or maybe even a Wikileaks major document dump.
If Hillary Clinton is holding a “Trump” card, she’ll likely play it in the month of October