“October surprise” site reveals debate night secret

Mystery countdown site delivers surprising message from 1987 on debate night

Topics: Presidential Debates, Election 2012, 1980s, Foreing Policy, ,

Having garnered thousands of online followers with a countdown clock promising an October Surprise on debate night, the mysterious viral website drew in anticipating viewers with a joke welcome page at 6.30 p.m. ET Monday, but swiftly linked to its real release — a 1987 message of political unity deserving of bipartisan support — via this link.

 

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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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