Republicans are an ambitious group of fellas. They'll stop at nothing to get elected and they'll let no one get in their way. So when Karl Rove brags about having a secret plan, an "October Surprise", that will guarantee Republican control of both houses of Congress, you gotta wonder - what's he got up his sleeve?
"In the past week, Karl Rove has been promising Republican insiders an 'October surprise' to help win the November congressional elections," reports Ronald Kessler for Newsmax.
[...] A few weeks ago, another conservative publication, The American Spectator, reported that White House staffers had "been talking up the possibilities of an 'October Surprise' or two leading into the mid-term elections."
"They say the President feels confident he can still play a role in the election, that he intends to campaign hard for Republicans, and that on the policy front, there are a couple of issues that can be used as wedges along the way," according to a column written by "The Prowler."
I've come up with a few ideas of my own, but enough about me. This is about you! Here's your opportunity to predict what Rove's "October Surprise" might be - and not just because you think you're spot on, nope. There's a $1000 prize to the person who guesses right. Really. I'm not kidding.
Here's how it works: Post your guess in the comments section here - no guess is too outrageous, remember we're predicting how low the Republicans will go to win the November elections. Will they send soldiers into Iran to "fight terror"? Well, that's almost too easy. Perhaps Osama bin Laden will be captured? Or maybe the US will have to invade Iran to catch Osama bin Laden! Now that's creative thinking. Anyhow, you have until midnight September 30th to post your guess.
Then we all get to sit back and see what unfolds. How will you know if you've won? Well, I'm asking a few political savvy friends to help me judge this contest. The most Rovarian event occurring before the election will be the winner. The winning event will be posted on this site by midnight Nov. 7th. If you guessed correctly, you win $1000. If more than one person guessed correctly, the first post wins. So post your Karl Rove October Surprise prediction now!
And remember: On November 7th, vote for your Democratic candidate. Anything less is unpatriotic.
(double "geh errr")
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Newsmax story, "Karl Rove Promises October Surprise" written by Ronald Kessler, can be found here: