The Top 10 Most Infamous Campaign Blunders


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Has a stench of phoniness invaded your nostrils? Do the cliches from our public servants seem extra thick? Campaign season is upon us, so it’s time to cast a cynical eye upon the men and women who are seeking our support. Right now, politicians are combing through the cities, districts, states they hope to represent next term, using exaggerated accents and downhome lingo to win the hearts and minds of prospective voters. Although most seem extra smarmy, their dedication is admirable. They spend every waking hour shaking hands, delivering speeches and making decisions that could make or break their political careers. But the flurry of constant activity can bring forth some costly errors, as evidenced by Phil Davison’s recent rant. Here are 10 historically infamous campaign blunders that have proven that politicians are in fact human.

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