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Dirty Campaign Tricks

  1. Jan 21, 2008 #1

    Gokul43201

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    Recent history is rife with incidents of dirty campaigning (e.g., Bush sliming McCain's adoption in 2000).

    This campaign year is hardly likely to be a beacon of decency for the future. If you come across any serious use of slime or brazen underhandedness, beyond the typical attack ads that sprout like weeds this season, use this thread to catalog them.
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2008 #2

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    Here one to start things off: Romney supporters remove McCain signs



    That's pretty pathetic!
     
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  4. Jan 21, 2008 #3

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    I agree. People from New Hampshire are amateurish and inept. People from South Carolina know how to do it right. I mean, this is the state where the GOP increased voter turnout by finding a nearly illiterate black man named Benjamin Hunt, entering him into the Congressional race as an independent, and papering the district with posters of Hunt standing in front of the local Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    The main reason it hasn't been in the news more is that it's become the norm for South Carolina. South Carolina Smear Campaigns If everybody (or almost everybody) does it, maybe it evens out. Besides, there hasn't been any of the particularly creative tricks used by Lee Atwater and Karl Rove (or Rod Shealy - the guy who came with the idea of entering a sham candidate into the race). South Carolina Dirty Tricks
     
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