Lying Liars Part 2
|In September 1986, a conservative evangelical Christian announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The presidential hopeful convinced three million people to sign up to volunteer for his campaign, and, one year later, he already had millions of dollars in his campaign fund. The leader turned his organisation over to his son, Tim, and began his campaign.|
It was a strict conservative platform, one which included the elimination of illegal drugs, pornography, Conrail, Amtrak, and the Departments of Education and Energy. It's anyone's guess as to whether this candidate could have picked up the Republican nominiation. But he never got the chance.
Within the potential candidate's campaign literature was a statement that he had served as a combat Marine in the Korean War. It turns out that this wasn't quite true. Angry Marines from his battalion pointed out that the former serviceman had never spent a day in combat. Instead, his primary responsibility was supplying his officers with alcohol. Not long after, public sentiment turned against the candidate. His campaign fizzled and he withdrew from the race before the primaries were finished.
During that same presidential campaign, a group of reporters discovered a discrepancy between the date on the man's marriage license and the date he had written on several legal documents. This raised questions as to the reason for the wedding. The man admitted being a bit wild as a young man, but was vague about the reasons for falsifying the marriage date. Defeated, the man went back to his ministry, where he remains to this day.
So who was this not so honest evangelical presidential hopeful? You know him as Pat Robertson.