Sometimes it feels like dirty politics is the rule when it comes to American Presidential politics. Join us on Thursday, June 30 at 7pm for a discussion of some of the dirtiest and most bitter Presidential campaigns in our nation’s history. Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will review the defamations, character assassinations, and plain old falsehoods from the past 56 Presidential campaigns.
For instance, did you know that during the election of 1800, Federalists circulated the rumor that Thomas Jefferson had died in hopes to swing voters towards their candidate? Today’s 24-hour news cycle would make short work of that!