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The anatomy of a smear campaign

By Richard H. Davis
March 21, 2004

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Every presidential campaign has its share of hard-ball political tactics, but nothing is more discomforting than a smear campaign. The deeply personal, usually anonymous allegations that make up a smear campaign are aimed at a candidate's most precious asset: his reputation. The reason this blackest of the dark arts is likely to continue is simple: It often works. (Full Article: 829 Words)

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