Braley's faux 'October surprise'

A sexual harassment lawsuit involving Joni Ernst has been filed- conveniently only weeks from election day.

It's an old trick: get the accusation out there close enough to the election for the charge to be heard, but without leaving time for the matter to be resolved. If you recall, they used it against Dubyah in 2004. Dan Rather lost his job for falling for it.

Didn't work then. Won't work now.