October Surprise Silliness: Obama a Coke Dealer in College?

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on stage at the end of a campaign event at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, the day after the last presidential debate against Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Credit: AP)

With the election just two weeks away, what few stories that got ignored during the silly season appear to be finally making their way to the top of the pile. To that end, RadarOnline has received word of a story that, if true, would explode the Presidential race:

A man claiming to be a close pal to President Obama during college made contact with Republican operatives recently, ready to go public with claims that Obama used and sold cocaine in college, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.

The operatives tried to spread the story through the media and the Romney campaign, a source close to the situation told Radar.

“At first he wanted to do a book,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com about the alleged college pal. “But there just wasn’t enough time before the election.” [...]

The Romney campaign rejected the story due to the absence of evidence beyond one person to back it up, though several expressed optimism that it could be the ultimate “October surprise.” Nevertheless, its emergence at this point is thoroughly unsurprising, seeing as it does fit with an apparent pattern on the part of news outlets to cover sensationalist “October surprises” from various dubious media sources.

Donald Trump is, for instance, rumored to be revealing a “very big” announcement about Obama, while infamous Leftist attorney Gloria Allred is seeking to unseal records pertaining to Mitt Romney.