The media gives a lot of attention to the idea of an October Surprise. Not like finding out that your girlfriend is pregnant from that weekend your wife was out of town visiting her sister in Toledo. The idea is that something comes up to change the outcome of the election at the last minute. In 2004, it was Osama's You Tube endorsement of John Kerry that many people contend may have tipped the scales in Bush's favor, particularly since Bush did such a fantastic job preventing Osama's first set of terrorist attacks. Apparently, Al Qaeda was planning something for this year, but they have less than 40 minutes left in October to pull it off.
Since Al Qaeda didn't come through, post your best idea for an October surprise in the comments section.