The 10: Dumb campaign rumors


Now that the presidential campaign is officially over, we can look back and snicker all over again at some of the dumb campaign rumors that circulated about the presidential candidates and their running mates.

Some have been officially put to rest, but others will likely continue to circulate and dupe gullible e-mail readers and forwarders for years to come.

After all, the age of the Internet has proven rumors die just about as hard as they did when they circulated as snail mail chain letters.

Sarah Palin’s son Trig was really her daughter Bristol’s baby. Source: Daily Kos

After Palin entered the race, Joe Biden was planning to step down so he could be replaced by Hillary Clinton. Source: Free Republic

Black people were going to riot no matter what happened on election day. Source: Progressive Revival Blog

Barack Obama didn’t go to Hawaii to visit his dying grandmother; he went to fix his birth certificate. Source: Media Matters

Barack Obama is a radical Muslim, which of course makes him a possible terrorist. Source: CNN

John McCain isn’t a natural born U.S. citizen because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Source: MSNBC

Sarah Palin tried to ban dozens of books from the Wasilla library, including ones that came out when she was no longer the town’s mayor. Source: Snopes

William Ayers wrote Obama’s 1995 autobiography “Dreams From My Father.” Source: Associated Press

John McCain was brainwashed by his North Vietnamese captors. Source: American Chronicle

McCain called his wife the “c” word during the 1992 Senate campaign. Source: Associated Press


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