Gloria Allred Plotting "October Surprise" Against Mitt Romney?

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Is Gloria Allred planning on dropping an "October Surprise" bombshell on Mitt Romney's campaign?

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That's the rumor going around, based on reliable GOP sources already bracing for a counterattack.

Matt Drudge tweeted Thursday: "Here she comes. Hearing Gloria Allred out there again, about to make a move. After all, it's her time of the campaign. Team O at the ready!!"

The Red Side of Life, another GOP watchdog group warned its supporters of the need for action:

"We're doing too well to risk 'an Allred,' she can be stopped, but it will take action on our behalf."

Allred, a supporter of President Barack Obama refused to confirm, or deny, Drudge's prediction.

A victim's rights activist who never met a camera she didn't like, Allred's reputation precedes her.

She's been a thorn in the side of many a powerful figure - and often with flimsy evidence at best.

So what would she have in store for Romney, the surging Republican presidential candidate?

Breitbart speculates that it may have to do with Romney's position on abortion in his capacity as a church leader, and that Obama's "Romnesia" bit may be telling.

Romney allegedly - allegedly, details vary widely - was insensitive to several women in his Mormon congregation and counseled them not to get abortions.

This issue arose during his bid for the U.S. Senate in 1994, during which the term "Romnesia" was also used to describe his inability to recall specific details.

This is perhaps reason to believe Allred is preparing to use this against Romney in 2012, and may be doing so in coordination with the Obama campaign.

"October Surprise" is a term used to describe ... well, just that. A late-breaking, out-of-nowhere development at this time of year that shakes up a close race.

With polls showing the race a dead heat and probably trending toward Romney with 15 days to go, we can expect some craziness to emenate from both sides.

Whether there's any truth to this Allred rumor remains to be seen, however.

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Gloria Allred and Al Sharpton - birds of a feather.

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Ms. Allred once again exemplifies MISANDRY. MISANDRY.

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If this is all the Obama Campaign has left, then letting Allred off her leash will only backfire on them. The worst, absolute worst, possible outcome of this story being reported is that those conservatives who still might doubt about the reliability of Romney to defend conservative positions will be put to rest once and for all. Barack and his party better hope they have something more than this otherwise they're in for a historic drubbing in a few weeks.

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Not a suprise... Romney has made no qualms about his being anti-abortion which is all well and good for those who waited until they were ready to support the consequences.

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So let me get this straight. The choice is between the incumbent, who voted to deny medical care to a baby that survived an attempted abortion and let an innocent life die, and his opponent, who counseled women not to have an abortion--something that many women have done and would have given everything to make the decision again to choose life IF ONLY they wouldn't have sought counseling from Planned Parenthood. Hmmmm, think I'll choose the opponent!!

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Allred needs to be called exactly what she is, but propriety forbids me from doing it myself. She is just further evidence that liberals are without conscience.

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Where is the conflict? The "Looney Left" is always screaming about "Separation of Church and State", thus there is no conflict here. Under that Standard, Mr. Romney would be expected, as a Church Counselor, to give advice based on the teachings of the Church, or "God's Law", while as President, he would be expected to follow the Law Of The Land
or "Man's Law". Two separate roles. Two separate opinions. Either you demand separation of church and state or you don't. You cannot have it both ways. Unless you are a Democrat or Ms Allred.

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And so counseling a woman not to have an abortion is a bad thing? Really? Its a terrible and evil thing when we accept the murder of the unborn as a routine civil right; and when a person is vilified for not believing in abortion by those that do.

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Might this be the surprise? "CBS News affiliate calls 2012 presidential race for Barack Obama weeks ahead of election" - dailycaller-dot-com/2012/10/21/cbs-news-affiliate-calls-2012-presidential-race-for-barack-obama-weeks-ahead-of-election/#ixzz29zidtm00

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You know that if this bimbo makes a claim of any kind it will only be for money and attention. The veracity of her claim will always be in question. She is a prostitute preying on society. Every so many months she needs the spotlight and public attention so she fabricates something to help her chosen candidate and the truth be damned.

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