The official pre-election campaign has not started in the United States yet, but the unofficial version of it full of rumors and slander is in full swing already. Candidates running for presidency in the USA have been defamed in all possible ways. Anonymous emails, regular mail letters, leaflets stuck on buildings and underneath windshield wipers accuse the candidates of most grievous sins imaginable.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was said to have a lesbian relationship with her aide, Huma Abedin. Someone else vilified Clinton’s central Republican opponent, former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani: an anonymous individual wrote on his or her blog that Giuliani’s wife was involved in a program to kill innocent puppies to test medical products.
Other front runners - Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson - are less popular in dirty election tricks. They were smeared as a Mormon and a corrupt playboy respectively. Barack Obama was portrayed as a Muslim extremist despite his Christian beliefs, The Times reports.
Experts say that the current campaign promises to become the dirtiest one in the history of the United States. It is always cheap and very easy to malign an adversary than to convince electors in their virtues.
Needless to say that politicians can do nothing to put an end to slanderous information. They realize that it is a part of the package. The best thing to do here is to ignore all the rumors. "People say a lot of things about me, so I really don’t pay any attention to it. It’s not true, but it is something that I have no control over. People will say what they want to say,” Hillary Clinton says.
However, the haters do not give up. They continue to send spam in an attempt to stain reputations of U.S. presidential candidates. One of mass-mailed missives says: "Mitt Romney has a family secret he doesn't want you to know." "Those dark suspicions you hide deep inside yourself about Mormonism are trying to tell you something. Trust your instincts! ... The light of truth will burn through the smoke and mirrors of Mitt Romney's movie star looks and crafty words!"
The rumor of Hillary Clinton’s lesbian love affairs started in August of 2007 by Village Voice editors Michael Musto. Hillary and her aide, Huma Abedin, do live together at home and on the road, but the only way to nail Clinton would be to catch them together in a lesbian action.