Hello everybody! I am a post-graduate student doing research on manipulative strategies in the American election discourse. Ive read the candidates speeches, different articles about them and noticed some really interesting things. For instance, the words 'fascist'/'fascism' were frequently used to discredit both Democratic and Republican candidates: liberal fascist (Hillary Clinton), Obama fascism (Barack Obama), Lipstick fascist (Sarah Palin). Why? What was the speakers motivation? Actually, these words are practically never used in the Russian election discourse. Or another thing. Barack Obama was called Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Afro-Leninist. I guess these labels are very offensive in the US. If you are American tell me how you feel about people called such names. And last. President Barack Obama is considered a great orator. Did his speaking style help him get the voters support? In what way? Id appreciate any opinions. If you answer at least one question, Ill be happy.