I had a feeling that the administration was keeping events that might be adverse out of the news before the election. Here is some confirmation of it. Iran issues warning after targeting U.S. drone - Yahoo! News The Iranians fired on an American drone prior to the election. But the administration covered it up until afterwards. Perhaps the evidence that Obama's policy on Iran is a total failure and sure to get us entangled in a war would have made a difference. Perhaps not. But between that and all the sudden news about a fiscal cliff that everyone has known for 6 months or more I am a little skeptical.