Similar to World Wrestling Entertainment, in which a last minute revelation between two contenders adds a penultimate twist to the ensuing battle, or, likewise, similar to the endless last minute made-to-order epiphanies in Soap Operas, politics too is taking on a melodramatic entertainment value. The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge has initiated rumors that lawyer Gloria Allred will reveal an “October surprise” aimed at shooting down Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
“Here she comes,” tweeted Drudge. “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!!”
Whatever the secret or scandal, it might take the pattern Allred used when GOP Meg Whitman was running for governor of California. Allred represented a former housekeeper who claimed she was fired for being an illegal immigrant. Whitman lost the election to Democrat Jerry Brown.
The New York Conservative blog, The Red Side of Life, takes such shenanigans seriously, writing, “Gloria Allred Prepares Anti-Mitt Strike You can STOP Her Now! (action!) Don’t underestimate Gloria Allred’s ability to inflict damage.
“The media will ‘eat up’ anything she feeds them and turn it into an endless scandal. Recall she took down Cain and RINO Whitman with NO EVIDENCE. We’re doing too well to risk ‘an Allred.’ She can be stopped, but it will take action on our behalf.”
Other conservatives are less mollified. Donald Trump spoke to TMZ, saying, “I hope its Gloria Allred. She’s close to incompetent … she’s a terrible lawyer,” and he referenced a skirmish she brought against him.
Trump spent some time in equally ambiguous talk of his own revelation, this one against Obama, scheduled to be exposed Wednesday. “It’s very big,” he said, without explaining at all what it is, or even how either party would react to it.
With such last minute reversal and twists of the plot, the elections is promising to be an especially entertaining bit of what we sometimes call “the News.”