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Ross Perot endorses Romney: “He has my absolute support”
Yahoo! News ^ | October 16, 2012 | Brendan James

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Tuesday morning, in an op-ed in the Des Moines Register, businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot declared his unequivocal support for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

"President Obama promised a great deal. He has had his chance," Perot wrote. "The results are visible for all to see. It is time for a new beginning. It is time for Mitt Romney."

Complaining of Obama's policy writ large, Perot echoed the GOP challenger's campaign slogan, writing that America "can't afford four more years in which debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows and our military is weakened."

Going on to praise Romney's conservative principles as well as his record as governor of Massachusetts, Perot argues that the former Bain CEO would address and rectify the current president's shortcomings.

"He has spent most of his career in the private sector. He understands how jobs are created. He understands how government can get in the way of that process," Perot writes. "As a president, he would do what this administration has been unable to do, which is reform our federal government, pare it back, and—most critically—keep it from acting as a brake on economic growth."

The endorsement may come as a surprise to some. In recent weeks, Perot went on record as disapproving of both candidates negligence of an impending "fiscal cliff" and the country's massive debt. In an interview with USA Today he said, "Nobody that's running really talks about it, about what we have to do and why we have to do it. They would prefer not to have it discussed."

This bipartisan rejection was Perot's first explicitly political statement in years...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; independents; obama; perot; romney; romney2012; thirdparty
AVALANCHE!!
1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well good on old H. Ross. This will help substantially, I think.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:27:08 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

There never was a good old H.Ross... but any good word that might help.

Remember no H.Ross - NO Bill Clinton Pres.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol. An avalanche of charts and jingoisms to follow...


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy that helped give us Bill Clinton (twice) is now on the Romney bandwagon. Can’t say I’m surprised.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting timing given Obama/Biden just trashed Hillary.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is Breaking News how???

Ross Perot???

lolol


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Antoninus

It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares what HRPerot says? I’m still casting as many votes as possible to re-elect BHusseinO. It is Madonna’s endorsement that counts! (Since she’s promised to strip naked for us if we can give BHO another 4 years to destroy America).
What has Perot promised to do for us?

((don’t answer that! I don’t wanna know.. ha!)

See Madonna Strip Naked! Vote Early and Vote Often to Re=elect Obama!

AND IF ROMNEY DOESN”T USE THAT IN HIS CAMPAIGN, he’s missing out on a Great Opportunity!!!!!


9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for a million or so votes I reckon.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT by tellw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neat!


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:39:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Bidimus1

Andrew Wilcow was discussing on his radio program yesterday how the Libertarian Paulites and Gary Johnson dicsiples, though well intentioned may very well cause Romney to lose to Obama, when they refuse to vote for Romney next month, just as Ross Perot ensured that Bill Clinton would take the White House.

http://www.wilkowmajority.com/about/

Texas’ Republican Rep. Ron Paul has yet to endorse in the race for president, but is showering praise on the long shot Libertarian Party candidate, ex-New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

“I think he’s wonderful, and I think he’s doing a good job and people should look at him and every individual should make up his own mind,” Paul, who sought the Republican nomination, told Fox News.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/09/04/ron-paul-libertarian-johnson-is-wonderful/


12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let Obama have George Clooney, we have:

Ross Perot
Lindsey Lohan
Mark Cuban
Jenna Jameson

Has Kato Kaelin weighed in yet?


13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:40:43 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: over3Owithabrain

BREAKING NEWS: Honey Boo Boo backs Obama
http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/10/honey-boo-boo-backs-obama-138591.html?hp=r16


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Question is: Is Ross Perot’s endorsement as big as Lindsey Lohan’s.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Responsibility2nd

The most significant third party presidential candidate since 1968 endorses Gov. Romney and you don’t consider it breaking news? What, then, is your definition of breaking news?


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:47:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This isn't about Romney...

This might be a Schadenfreude Moment for Ross in regards what he wanted to do to GM and they kicked him off the board...

I wonder if this is still GM related....

17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Honey Boo Boo backs Obama

Interesting how Honey Boo Boo's reason for preferring Obama, is just as "logical" as that of most of those who will actually vote for Obama.
18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:50:58 AM PDT by adorno
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Perot endorsed Obama it would be a lead news item.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:53:17 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only reason Perot ever does anything political is because there are some $$$$$s in it for him.

I wonder what it is this time?

20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, those darned businessmen and their profit motive. Mr. Obama’s secont term will take care of that!!


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:03:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ross Perot was solely responsible for two terms of Bill Clinton.

He only popped up every four years to split the conservative vote.

You gotta wonder what favors the Clintons did for him in return.

22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: TADSLOS

Well what is needed right now ARE charts. Sure perot was quirky in how he did things but a few visual charts could do it in obama. A picture is worth a 1000 words. Of course not everyone responds to charts and graphs. But I think some detached independents would be shocked at obama’s “results”.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:46 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love AVALANCHE!! I don’t care what anyone says. I admire and love Ross Perot. I have always been grateful for his respect and support of my husband’s chosen profession - Soldier. I voted for him. I respect his life.

Two nice endorsements the last couple of days. Reverend Billy Graham and Ross Perot.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:23:18 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love AVALANCHE!! I don’t care what anyone says. I admire and love Ross Perot. I have always been grateful for his respect and support of my husband’s chosen profession - Soldier. I voted for him. I respect his life. I will always believe he could have fixed this country.

Two nice endorsements the last couple of days. Reverend Billy Graham and Ross Perot.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most significant third party presidential candidate since 1968 endorses Gov. Romney and you don’t consider it breaking news? What, then, is your definition of breaking news?

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H. Ross Perot is so last century. He has been a nobody since 1992. Wow! Has it really been 20 years?

Apprarently the mods agree that this is a snooze not news story as its been dumped to Bloggers.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: FryingPan101

Yeah, but Mr. Obama got Honey Boo-Boo. We might as well fold up our tents and slink away.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wow, I’m so burned. Do you know how much money that takes out of my monthly FR thread poster pay check?


28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zero got Honey Boo-Boo? It’s over...we’re screwed.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Don’t forget we got Jake Gyllenhal this AM. WooHoo!


30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: Bidimus1
Remember no H.Ross - NO Bill Clinton Pres.

Agreed.

But Ross is endorsing this time, not running himself.

31 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:13 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well this should help shore up the alien vote. Not the undocumented Mexicans, you understand . . .


32 posted on 10/16/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ross was right ... Now in my Dana Carvey voice ... “Now Larry, somebody has to step forward and right this ship before it sinks ...”


33 posted on 10/16/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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