Why the October Surprise isn't what it used to be.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Oct. 28 2008 6:28 PM

October Unsurprise

Have you heard the latest stunning, mildly interesting revelation?

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I'm not trying to jinx us all by calling for an October Surprise. This election has been surprising enough. A placid lope toward Election Day would be just fine with me. The only surprise I'd like to see would be press conferences in which follow-up questions were allowed. But I'm more likely to find woodland gnomes in my garden. And that really would be a surprise, since everyone knows they don't come out after September.