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Presidential Elections / October Surprises #1031796

CNN Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Dana Bash) A look at late developments in October that impact presidential elections presented; scenes shown from 1972 when Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made an announcement about the Vietnam war, in 1980 when the Iran hostages were not released before the election, the 1992 election when the Iran/Contra scandal broke, in 2004 when Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† released a video just before the Bush-Kerry vote, the economy in 2008 that hurt Senator John McCain. [Historian Robert DALLEK - says Nixon needed to end the war in '72; comments on President Jimmy Carter in '80.] The possible october surprise{s} in the 2012 election suggested

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana
Duration:
00:03:30

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