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.


Seriously, only in a liberal mind would counseling someone to keep their child be considered a bad thing.


Too bad she wasn't aborted.


Say it ain't so! A religious man counseled a woman not to get an abortion!? This is the new watergate. You dipshits do realize that JFK was a Catholic, and I'd he was a good Catholic he would have done the same thing were he alive?


Allred is a blowhard. Why cancer claims good decent people and not this witch, is beyond me.

@ Bob

She looks as evil as Pelosi - almost a twin.


Hmmm.. Counseled her NOT to have an Abortion?! Bring it! WE WANT THIS TO COME OUT! I will vote for ANYONE who encourages women (aggressively if needed) to NOT get an abortion!!! GOD BLESS YOU MITT!!!!


At this point, I don't care if she disclosed he murdered someone. I would never, ever, not-in-a-million years vote for the incumbent. The only way is if someone used my cold, dead finger to push the buttons. Again, I couldn't care less what came out--he's got my vote. This country could stand a serial killer in office for four years, but it will be the demise of a great nation if we keep the status quo.


Has anyone ever followed up on this scab and her other so called cases where she drags out some poor sad case to exploit? Then she drops them faster than Eric Holder dropping the Black Panther voter intimidation case of Fast and Furious documents!


Smell the desperation!!


If all Allred can come up with on Mitt Romney is that he counseled a woman not to get an abortion - well he has my vote. He obviously has better character and values than the community organizer we have now.


If she brings a baseless accusation against ROmney she should be charged with election tampering.

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