Sex scandal can end one’s political career in just one step. It leads to the sudden and unexpected death of political dreams of many aspirants. But today, we will tell you about a leader who became President because of the alleged sex scandals. We are talking about Barack Obama, the former President of the United States. Check out how:
Illinois State Senate in 2004 (Barack Obama Vs Blair Hull)
In 2004, Barack Obama has contested election against Blair Hull for the position of Illinois state senate. Hull was an Army veteran, had taught students as a high school math teacher, and was a successful businessman who had built a business and created jobs in Illinois. Everything was going right at that time, but suddenly divorce papers surfaced showing Hull had been physically assaulting his wife. Therefore, Hull stepped down.
Main Election (Barack Obama Vs Jack Ryan)
In the main election, Barack Obama was up against Republican nominee Jack Ryan. According to the polls, Ryan was leading and would easily win but….destiny strikes as the sealed custody documents containing damaging allegations from Ryan’s divorce from actress Jeri Ryan were released after a successful application by the Chicago Tribune.
“Ryan allegedly wanted her wife to perform sexual acts in front of strangers.”
2008 Democratic Presidential Nominations (Barack Obama Vs John Edwards)
During the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama contested election against John Edwards who unfortunately forced out of the race after it emerged he had been dazzling his campaign videographer, Rielle Hunter.