Inventory: the October surprises in previous US presidential elections

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 Inventory: the October surprises in previous US presidential elections


In fact, looking back on all previous presidential elections, the sprint stage is often the time to rush. For presidential candidates, they are either fierce or dangerous.

The U.S. presidential election, known as October surprise, refers to an unexpected event in the last month or so before the election or enough to affect the election. In October 30th, The Associated Press took stock of October surprises in some election years.

[1972: Vietnam War prophecy

At the end of October, Nixon authorized Henry Kissinger, then National Security Assistant, to announce that Vietnam was on the verge of peace, which inspired Americans who had been tired of the Vietnam War and helped Nixon win his re-election.

Shortly after Nixon won re-election, however, on Christmas Eve 1972, the U.S. Air Force launched the largest bombing operation in Vietnam.

[2000: drunk driving storm

In 2000, Republican candidate George W. Bush competed for the presidency with Democratic candidate Al Gore.

About 5 days before election day, George W. Bush was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in 1976. Republicans then pointed out that it was Democrats who deliberately tricked Bush when he was 24. A Democratic politician later appeared to claim the incident, admitting to informing media reporters.

In this election, although George W. Bush won, political analysts believe that without the drunk driving scandal, George W. Bush would win by a big score.

[2004: bin Ladens sending tickets)

In 2004, George W. Bush sought re-election. His rival, Democratic candidate John Kerry, was confident that he would win the election at the end of the campaign.

At this point, however, a video of Usama Ben Ladin, the head of the Al Qaeda organization, flowed out. In the video, the terrorist tycoon repeatedly referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and criticized the policies of the Bush administration.

The election ended with Bushs victory, and according to Kerry himself, Ben Laden voted for Bush. With only five days to go before election day, bin Ladens remarks stimulated voters and changed the whole situation.

On September 15, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, an investment bank in the United States, triggered a sharp decline in global financial markets and liquidity tightening. The subprime mortgage crisis in the United States rapidly evolved into the most serious international financial crisis sweeping the world since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The financial crisis has fuelled the frustration of Americans with Republicans and made economic issues the focus of the campaign. In this regard, Obama showed diligence and promised to tackle economic problems after taking office, while McCain admitted that he did not know much about the economy and even claimed that the economic fundamentals of the United States are strong, which enabled the Obama camp to seize the grip in the final stage of the election, leading to McCain who was already in the downturn. No popular support.

[2012: disaster plus bonus

In 2012, Obama sought re-election, and his rival was Mitt Romney.

Hurricane Sandy, which landed in the United States in October 29th, showed a tardy October surprise.

After the hurricane, Obama suspended all campaign activities and spent several days in Washington to coordinate the federal governments disaster relief efforts. Analysts believe that the disaster response has helped Obama succeed. At that time, Republican political star Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, who had repeatedly criticized Obama, publicly praised him and the federal government for their strong support. Meanwhile, the focus of media coverage has shifted from general elections to hurricanes, objectively reducing Romneys attention.

In addition, a video posted on the website of Jones magazine in September showed that Romney said at a fund-raising rally that 47% of the voters did not deserve his attention because the Obama supporters lived on the government and did not pay personal income tax. This statement sparked public outcry and highlighted the image of Romneys ungrounded image.

[2016: rush ahead

This years presidential elections have been a black sheep, with Republican Donald Trump ranked as the most unpopular presidential candidate in nearly 25 years, followed by Democrat Hillary Clinton by a narrow margin. Recently, Trump was deeply trapped in the dirty language video storm. The Washington Post released a 2005 video on Oct. 7 showing Trump chatting with Billy Bush, then host of the Walking into Hollywood talk show, on a bus heading to the studio, during which Trump boasted that he could do what he wanted with women, using vulgar, explicit words. Show insult. Trump argues that this is just dressing room chatting. Hilary faced the sudden collapse of the FBI. FBI Director James Komi wrote to senior members of Congress on October 28, announcing the reopening of the investigation into the use of private servers to process confidential mail during Hillary Clintons tenure as Secretary of State. This is the source: Xinhua editor: the responsible editor of cuckoo: Huang Jia _NNB6466.

This years presidential elections have been a black sheep, with Republican Donald Trump ranked as the most unpopular presidential candidate in nearly 25 years, followed by Democrat Hillary Clinton by a narrow margin.

Recently, Trump was deeply trapped in the dirty language video storm. The Washington Post released a 2005 video on Oct. 7 showing Trump chatting with Billy Bush, then host of the Walking into Hollywood talk show, on a bus heading to the studio, during which Trump boasted that he could do what he wanted with women, using vulgar, explicit words. Show insult. Trump argues that this is just dressing room chatting.

Hilary faced the sudden collapse of the FBI. FBI Director James Komi wrote to senior members of Congress on October 28, announcing the reopening of the investigation into the use of private servers to process confidential mail during Hillary Clintons tenure as Secretary of State.