Pro-Obama supporter Gloria Allred reportedly planning "October Surprise" attack on Mitt Romney with revelation of a secret or scandal, remember Meg Whitman and Nicky Diaz?

Gee, I never thought Gloria Allred would interject herself in the presidential election, but she is rumored to have an “October Surprise” that will probably call a press conference to slam Mitt Romney with some “epic” revelation. A disgruntled maid or handyman? Or a mistress? Allred is rumored to be preparing to reveal some secret or scandal to torpedo Mitt Romney’s chances at winning the election. You will recall Gloria Allred torpedoed Meg Whitman’s chances for winning the gubernatorial election in California when she represented a disgruntled former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, who was an illegal immigrant. Needless to say, Whitman lost the election to Jerry Brown, a Democrat. Ms. Allred won’t confirm or deny the rumors involving Mitt Romney, nonetheless, some Republicans are scared. LOL.

The Republicans are going nuts over this rumor, starting with Matt Drudge, who tweeted on Thursday that this was coming:

Conservative blog, The Red Side of Life, is freaking out, saying Gloria Allred took down Herman Cain and could do the same thing with Mitt Romney. But wait, has Gloria Allred even said she has evidence against Mitt Romney? No. Why don’t we wait to hear from her on that first? If ever on this subject. Gloria Allred has them quaking in their boots because she usually wins at the PR game, doesn’t she? This will be interesting to watch. Why are they freaking out? It’s interesting to watch the Republicans scramble over a rumor.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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T-STEEL, Site Administrator
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3 years 11 months ago

Something tells me this is going to be like Breitbart.com’s “revelation” on President Obama: much ado about nothing.

petew
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petew
3 years 11 months ago

Although I am definitely not a Romney supporter, I think its is a shame that political campaigns rely so heavily on scandalous revelations about their foes in order to win. There may be something to hide, but personal skeletons in the closet are undoubtedly present in the pasts of every candidate. Ms. Allred is really delivering a low blow—but then again, at least she is not insisting that voters trust her on this, because she will reveal all, but only after the Nov.6th elections!

The_Ohioan
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The_Ohioan
3 years 11 months ago

Who said the surprise is about Romney? It could be about Obama, or Ryan, or who knows? I agree with petew that it’s a shame that personal follies affect our politics so much, on the other hand, I felt mightily betrayed by John Edwards peccadillos and would never have voted for him had I known his breath-taking lack of integrity. If we make assumptions that all politicians lack integrity, we become self-defeatingly cynical.

julie_mack
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julie_mack
3 years 11 months ago

” A Question of Character” ~ An Attempt to Hide the True Character of Romney; Dangerous! http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2012/10/a-question-of-character/ … …

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago
“If we make assumptions that all politicians lack integrity, we become self-defeatingly cynical” ‘TO’ this election may of pushed many over that cliff…perhaps if we advocated for ‘intelligent cynicism for all’ in politics we might be moving in a better direction…? When a politician believes the Tea Party was formed to rid himself of the Yacht Tax…. and the Tea Party puts him in office to run for president…some folks might do better to get more cynical… I agree with T Steel, whom i have a tendency to agree with even when i don’t agree… much ado about nothing… or… Read more »
The_Ohioan
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The_Ohioan
3 years 11 months ago

os

I think skepticism is helpful but cynicism is harmful because it tends to cause people to remove themselves from the process. Which is why I labeled it self-destructing.

I, too, agree with TSteel but unfortunately it’s the way she makes a living. Just like Rush, Sean, and so many others. All hat and no cattle. Or maybe that’s too many cattle. :-)

petew
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petew
3 years 11 months ago

ordinarysparrow,

Is intelligence ever cynical, or is cynicism just the refuge of the frustrated?

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago

baby steps…find it best to meet people where they are then hopefully take one step forward… intelligent cynicism this year is one step forward and maybe that could make its way from cynical to intelligent cynical to skepticism… and who knows perhaps someday we can make it to hope….:) i am an optimist..

T-STEEL, Site Administrator
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3 years 11 months ago

I’m imminently agreeable even when I’m disagreeable. :)

The entire creation of a “task force” to combat “the [INSERT MONTH HERE] surprise” is just as crazy and overblown. So much emotion and slobber to combat what is most likely: nothing. Unless Mitt Romney has child laborers in his basement making chemical weapons, this race stays 50/50.

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago
One of my favorite stories from India… is about a ‘simpleton’ that everyone in the village made fun of and called him an idiot….he goes to the Old Sage and asks how he can get everyone to stop making fun of him and calling him stupid.. Old Sage tells him, ” Oh that is very easy. ” All you need to do is anytime anyone brings something up disagree with them…. tell them they are wrong then they will believe you to be highly intelligent.” So for six months the simpleton disagreed with everyone that spoke to him.. sure enough… Read more »
SteveK
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SteveK
3 years 11 months ago

seeker of truth

follow no path
all paths lead where

truth is here

– e.e. cummings

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago

T Steel — i would say that anytime you comment even if i disagree, what you say opens up a valid view worth considering…:)

The_Ohioan
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The_Ohioan
3 years 11 months ago

lol TS and OS.

TS have you ever considered a career in political dirty tricks? I think you show real talent. :-)

CStanley
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CStanley
3 years 11 months ago

Unless Mitt Romney has child laborers in his basement making chemical weapons, this race stays 50/50.

The hyperpartisanship is so bad that I think if EITHER candidate were caught doing that, the race would still stay 50:50.

ordinarysparrow
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ordinarysparrow
3 years 11 months ago

Perhaps there is some relationship with this…Rick Rolled?…..guess that would be Gloria Rolled…. with a link to a video of Romney dirty dancing with Lohan and Kim Kardashian while Ryan washing pots and pans…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/october-surprise-website_n_1981290.html

Rambie
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Rambie
3 years 11 months ago

I agree with TSteel as well, this sounds like nothing.

What she going to do, represent the kid’s parents that he harassed in Prep School?

Sue Romney on behalf of some women who were refused promotion at Baine?

If it was real, it’d already be out there.

SteveK
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SteveK
3 years 11 months ago

If it was real, it’d already be out there.

You mean “out there” like his tax returns and/or specifics regarding his plan to get the economy rolling?

Now that would be something to make the Republicans blood run colder… The last 10 years of Romney’s Tax Returns.

ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

She probably has his tax returns… and no one will care.
If it is SUCH a bombshell, she would be smart to release the info right before the debate.

Maybe she found out that Mitt was really born in France? We could have a whole new set of birthers!

ProWife
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ProWife
3 years 11 months ago

She is going to reveal the binder full of proof that Romney plans to take our beer and wine away if elected. He and his religious cult do not believe that jesus turned water into wine. I do not trust him with mine.

ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

At least he ain’t Muslim

Barky
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3 years 11 months ago

The biggest October Surprise about Romney would be coming up with one. He’s been running for President for 6 years against some real hardball players, I can’t imagine anything that hasn’t already been shaken loose.

Maybe against Paul Ryan, a newcomer, but not Romney.

ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

I hope she can do this better than The Donald.

CStanley
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CStanley
3 years 11 months ago

I’m still trying to figure out who is freaking out, other than the one obscure blog that the author cited. The Drudge thing pretty clearly looks like he’s mocking this.

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sometimes
3 years 11 months ago

It would not shock me if she did in fact have something…I thought the revelation that W had a DUI in the ’70s in Texas (kind of impressive in its own right) was a shocker, but evidently not…

EEllis
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EEllis
3 years 11 months ago
He and his religious cult do not believe that jesus turned water into wine. While it nice to know religious bigotry is still alive and well and considered acceptable to some progressives but that statement is just not true. The Mormons ban on alcohol has nothing to do with, and in no way questions, the miracle at the Marriage at Cana. Mormons used wine for many years as sacrament but their church taught that it made no difference what the sacrament was just the taking of it was the important part. Wine and bread, milk and cookies it made no… Read more »
ShannonLeee
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ShannonLeee
3 years 11 months ago

…along with most Protestant churches EE. Most churches use juice as a substitute for wine and crackers for bread.

The protestant bans on alcohol have nothing to do with the destructiveness of alcohol and everything to do with personal self-control.

somewhat equivalent to making a woman wear a burqa in order to keep her from having affairs.

People cannot be trusted to drink alcohol responsibly…so it is not allowed.

EEllis
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EEllis
3 years 11 months ago
People cannot be trusted to drink alcohol responsibly…so it is not allowed In this case it has more similarities to dietary restrictions than to Burqas. For long periods of time it was just plain safer to drink wine or beer than to drink water. As the world changes so does peoples beliefs. For Mormons it was a health issue, basically it’s healthier not to drink. That doesn’t change the fact that at the time of Jesus refusing to drink wine would of vastly increased ones chance of dying due to illness. Not to mention at the time any drink stored… Read more »
Rambie
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Rambie
3 years 11 months ago

When is this supposed new information supposed to come out? Yeah, it’s but fear mongering by a few. I’m sure Allred would love to have a October Surprise against Mitt, but I doubt she does.

It’d take one huge revelation to make people really think twice now. That is, if the new is correct, that most have already made up their minds.

hugh_beaumont
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hugh_beaumont
3 years 11 months ago

Dang. I thought she was going to reveal something about herself. Like she and Grandpa Munster were separated at birth.

petew
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petew
3 years 11 months ago

The most shocking revelation about Romney would be that his 5 point plan for growing the economy is based on impossible math, and, that nearly all of his plans for the economy involve open ended generalities that really have no meaning. But that secret is already out. However, being the salesman that Romney is, everyone is willing to elect him anyway–just because he isn’t Obama! Truth really is stranger than fiction!

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