The warning is out there.
What happens between now and the elections could be more chaotic than (almost) anyone imagined.
Hillary has been struggling in the polls, and Trump had some difficult moments in the debate. As it stands, things could swing either way, and the establishment has more than one trick up their sleeve.
But are they planning another notorious ‘October Surprise’ to bring an unpredictable and superseding factor into the account before the election? The Iranian Hostage crisis gave Reagan and the shadow government team backing him the secret advantage in 1980.
Today, we could see something truly unforeseeable, and it could launch one of the two candidates right into office.
Namely, if the shoe drops on the economy before November, it will be clear we are in a whole new ballgame.
And it could happen.
Conventional wisdom says that a serious economic downturn might help to boost Trump into the White House, but this is anything but a conventional political cycle, and all the typical advice is out the window.
A bigger enough financial crisis could also give Hillary the pretext to assert how she would take charge of the government and economy in one carefully-manipulated vehicle. With Hillary so close to Goldman Sachs and Wall Street, it could be claimed that she has the ‘serious leadership’ and ‘tough experience’ that Trump the businessman has never dealt with.
This post was published at shtfplan on September 30th, 2016.