This sounds plausable, more so than whatever else is circulating. Except for a few glitches. I don’t understand how a known exchange, a proof of dealing with terrorists, would come close to guaranteeing his re-election. Reagan’s deal wasn’t described as Arms for Hostages until well after he became president. Who would believe that Obammy struck fear into the hearts of the enemy? Secondly, the timing is far too obvious, especially now that most of the facts are known by those who really wanted to know the fact. Third, what are the chances that Stevens was brought into this “surprise” and acquiesced? How reliable would his actions have been if he had NOT been brought into the picture? And who in this administration would have dared expose him (and his preferences) to the homophobes in Libya and thus to the American media? Lastly, the two Navy Seals could have been “handled” and apparently were.
As to a different surprise? Too late and too obvious.
After the election, he will have more flexibility.