“Ross Perot proved the utility of third parties, to Democrats.”
Exactly what I thought when I read this.
Ross Perot did a service to this country few seem to grasp
Bush was giving the democraps everything they wanted
Clinton was worse, and the so GOP paid for it with Perot siphoning off their votes, giving Clinton the win.
But the size of the Perot vote convinced the GOP to move farther right and as a direct result we got Newt gingrich and a GOP congress for the first time in 40 years.
They were even calling themselve “The Limbaugh Freshmen” (or something similar) because he said why people voted for Perot instead of the GOP.
Gingrich forced Clinton to balance the budget and reform welfare, for which we should be eternally grateful and why Gingrich should be GIVEN THIS presidency by default.
And we have Perot to thank for gingrich winning in 2004