An October Surprise is supposed to be a revelation that dramatically alters the trajectory of a presidential election the month before the election.
The October Surprise of 2016 may have just sunk Donald Trump’s chance of becoming the next President.
A New York Daily News front cover says it all:
States the NYDN story, “Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump has exposed himself one more time — as a crude, sexist pig. The vilest example yet of the GOP presidential candidate’s noxious attitude toward women emerged Friday in an unedited 2005 conversation between Trump and then-“Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush.”
A USA TODAY headline elaborates:
From the USA TODAY story: “Donald Trump boasts that, as a “star,” women let him do anything he wants, in a 2005 video obtained by The Washington Post that features the real estate mogul using salacious language as he brags of kissing and groping women he’s attracted to. In the video posted Friday, Trump and Billy Bush, the former Access Hollywood host now with NBC’s Today show, engage in graphic discussions en route to the Days of Our Lives set, where Trump is set to record a piece about an upcoming appearance on the soap opera.”
A Washington Post story states, “Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.”
If this particular October Surprise doesn’t sink Trump’s presidential quest, then nothing will.
In my previous posts, I make no secret my desire for Hillary Clinton to be politically punished for her sleazy behavior. I have also refrained from saying who I believe will win.
This new revelation about Trump changes all of that.
Despite her behavior, Hillary Clinton has never been indicted for criminal wrongdoing, and voters might forgive her for what she has done.
Trump, however, might not be on the receiving end of such forgiveness.
Frankly, I can’t think of a good reason why he should be.
It used to be that pigs would fly before someone proved to be of worse character than Clinton.
Right now, Trump is making Clinton look good in the “character” department, which means that we all should be on the look out for flying pigs.