By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair
It has been October for more than 12 hours and yet, nary a surprise! Political press, relieved of the time-killing substance-vacuum that is September, are now feverishly anticipating the so-called October Surprise. The Hill reports: "There's no way to anticipate such an event, of course--otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise -- but with President Obama and G.O.P. nominee Mitt Romney still locked in a tight race with just 36 days remaining before the election, the possibility remains that an unforeseen jaw-dropper could jolt the figures and sway the contest." Yes, there is "no way to anticipate such an event," but indulge us as we attempt to anticipate such an event.
October Surprise ideas:
1. Romney drops out of the race.
2. Donald Trump proves Barack Obama was never born.
3. Proving he will place no daylight between the U.S. and Israel, Mitt Romney hosts his own bris. ("No skin off my back!" will be his correlating gaffe.)
4. Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton ordered to switch jobs, accidentally switch clothes.
Suggest your own in the comments!