Obama's October Surprise: Will He Use the Military To Sway the Electorate?

President Obama loves distractions.  From the phony War on Women to gay marriage to attacks on Romney's Bain career, Obama has engaged in a "look over there" campaign to take the focus off of his dreadful record on the economy.  But these manufactured issues seem minor relative to chronic joblessness and serial incompetence, and most have a short shelf life, even in the hands of the sympathetic MSM. If his poll numbers continue to be tepid into October, Obama will need a big distraction to take him through Election Day -- something that will have strong appeal beyond his swooning acolytes. Military action against Iran would fill the bill.  I'm not suggesting Obama will make the "gutsy call" to take out Tehran's nuclear facilities; anything that would overtly help Israel is probably off the table.  Besides, I think he'd want to try a much softer action, one from which he could extricate himself easily when his purposes had been served.     One...(Read Full Post)