I love October. Fall’s just starting to settle in for its brief stay in this part of the country, the football season’s really hitting its stride (even if I am stuck in Bronco country) and zombies are everywhere (I love zombies).
Surprises are fun, too. Life’s full of ’em. Some good, some bad, most minor and a handful of life changing, jack-in-the-box moments.
3 – Bain. Yeah, yeah, I know, we all thought this had been put to rest, right? Well, the thing is, The New York Times broke a story this week that feds are investigating the hospital chain for fraudulent heart procedures in 2010 – around the same time part-owner Bain Capital looked to boost the company’s value in anticipation of an IPO the following year. Of course, by most accounts, Romney had left his post at the company by then, but this story could stir up the Bain hornet’s nest all over again.
2 – The Black Swan. This is my stop-gap, wild card pick (and no it’s not a Natalie Portman joke either). But maybe some former Bain associate, Olympic official or maybe even Whitey Bulger wannabe step forward with some incriminating story about Romney. Hell, we’ve already seen bully accusation dropped by former middle school classmates. The press isn’t above digging into every dark corner. Again, this doesn’t seem terribly likely to me, but I’m hedging my bets at this point.