Posted Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 4:23 PM
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Let the last-gasp mudslinging begin. As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney gear up for their final debate, two perennial provocateurs—Donald Trump and Gloria Allred—might be sitting on revelations designed to shake up the election.
Allred's supposed "October surprise" may concern Romney and abortion, though Allred herself has refused to confirm the rumors. Talk that the celebrity women's-rights attorney was preparing a bombshell was fueled by conservative blogger Matt Drudge, who cryptically tweeted, "Here she comes. Hearing Gloria Allred out there again, about to make a move."
By contrast, Trump naturally made the claim himself that he has "very big" news about President Obama that he plans to tweet by midweek. The billionaire birther gave no hints on the substance, but told Fox & Friends, "You will cover it in a very big fashion."
As with all "October surprises," we'll believe these when we see them.