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Whatever Happened to H. Ross Perot?
National Review ^ | 08/24/2012 | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 08/24/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 08/24/2012 6:41:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

When the Tea Parties appeared on the scene in 2009, some argued that they seemed to be the second coming of the supporters of H. Ross Perot --- right-leaning but wary of the traditional leadership of the Republican party, deeply concerned about budgetary and debt issues, and generally disgusted with Washington and incumbents.


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KEYWORDS: perot; rossperot

1 posted on 08/24/2012 6:36:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

he sold his company to Dell and has been living fat and happy off the checks


2 posted on 08/24/2012 6:40:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes, he sold to Dell. But fat and happy? Yeah ... happy. But still living the way he’s lived for decades. Even drives his old Ford to work each day. One of the most down to earth guys I’ve ever met.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 6:42:43 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

4 posted on 08/24/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: WakeUpAndVote

My ex mother-in -laws father gave Perot his first loan to get started, in New Boston Texas. He was a banker there.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 6:51:00 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares! As long as he stays put, keeps his yap shut and stays far away from the election. While he’s at it, invite Dole to come and visit and don’t let him out of the bunker until after the election.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 6:54:21 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m still waiting to hear all the dirt on Bill Clinton that Ross promised to tell us when he first showed us the stick with the chicken leg attached to it.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 6:54:45 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: al_c

Fat and happy in the sense that he seems to just want to enjoy it and not spend his time in politics.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 6:55:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RJS1950

Was Perot the one who went back on his word when he said, “Read My Lips”?


9 posted on 08/24/2012 6:56:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ah! Understood.

FWIW ... he’s still a small little fella.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 6:57:15 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Last i heard he was “checking under the hood”


11 posted on 08/24/2012 6:59:39 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: SeekAndFind

He must be in his 90s by now isn’t he?


12 posted on 08/24/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

we keep him chained in the basement.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 7:09:46 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: SeekAndFind

My cousin worked with him when he was at the helm of his company. Her hospital was making a large purchase of equipment and Ross gave her his personal contact information and told her if she had any questions or issues to please call him directly. Gotta say, the guy certainly knows how to make an impression doing business the old way.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by MatD
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To: MatD

WAS 82 YEARS OLD IN JUNE....

more than likely a bit senile and he can stay hidden where ever that is...


15 posted on 08/24/2012 7:14:09 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
At age 82 I doubt if he's still "driving to work every day".

Judging from the article, he's still a loose cannon, likely to lend his name to half-baked organizations and causes that are meaningless to anyone but a few interested in the nebulous agendas of on-paper-only organizations that crop up here and there every day.

Is anyone outside of himself still interested in what this old looney-tune has to say?

Let him make a big contribution to the GOP Senate and House election committees and I might perk up a little in regards to H. Ross Perot

Leni

16 posted on 08/24/2012 7:19:19 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SeekAndFind

“Right leaning”?

The old snake oil salesman was seriously “Crony Capitalism leaning”.
He built is fortune lobying no bid computer contracts for his hugely overprices wares.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 7:19:40 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just imagine had Ross won the election...No Nafta...No WTO...No one world gov’t...No globalisation...


18 posted on 08/24/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Iscool

....... no jobs


19 posted on 08/24/2012 7:22:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: haircutter
more than likely a bit senile and he can stay hidden where ever that is...

Not at all senile, not kept chained in the basement (he offices on the 4th floor actually), yes ... still driving himself around. He hasn't lost a step.

20 posted on 08/24/2012 7:24:00 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: dfwgator
Was Perot the one who went back on his word when he said, “Read My Lips”?

Nope, that was Todd Akin.

21 posted on 08/24/2012 7:25:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember when Cher Bono (now a crazy old Botoxed broad) called in to the Larry King Live show when Ross Perot was on and gave her support.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 7:25:29 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whatever Happened to H Ross Perot?

His reality television show with Larry King was cancelled, and he was replaced by "The Donald" Trump who seems to appear on a lot of different shows.

Even though most billionaires appear to be buffoons, the audience for such buffoons seem to only allow for one billionaire buffoon to have his own regular reality show. If billionaire buffoons like Buffett, Gates, or Zuckerberg would like to have their own show, they will have to wait until the nation tires of the Donald.

I tired of the Donald a long time ago, Billionaire Buffoons just ain't my cup of Tea Party.

23 posted on 08/24/2012 7:26:58 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: al_c

if you say so...

just keep him where ever he is and keep him quiet...

his day has come and gone..
he is HISTORY


24 posted on 08/24/2012 7:36:35 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind

He went off his rocker then ran for President.


25 posted on 08/24/2012 7:36:44 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Iscool

“Just imagine had Ross won the election...No Nafta...No WTO...No one world gov’t...No globalisation...”

And a GDP that is probably 20% less than it is today. The things you mentioned are hardly one way positives (the one world government doesn’t fit with the other three) for our economy.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 8:00:04 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s screaming that he wants more raisins in his pudding. The staff doesn’t have the heart to tell him he’s eating flies. Thanks Ross! Thanks for 8 years of Slick Willy and years of the Democrats taking credit for the good economy that the Republicans left them.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Thanks Ross George! Thanks for 8 years of Slick Willy and years of the Democrats taking credit for the good economy that the Republicans left them.
28 posted on 08/24/2012 8:05:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Ross Perot was the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.

Like him or not, he’z done a hell of allot more than most for our economy and our nation.

Folks that worked for Ross Perot knew him to be stern and principled, yet compassionate to the bone.

Perot IS a true American patriot.

29 posted on 08/24/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: al_c

The Perots are award winning fund raisers for Planned Parenthood.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 8:21:49 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: MatD
... the guy certainly knows how to make an impression doing business the old way.

Indeed. After leaving the Air Force in mid-1979 I started at his company. It was self-insured then, my wife was 7 months pregnant at the time, and I hadn't been there long enough for full coverage. When my daughter was born the division manager pulled me aside and told me to track every medical expense incurred for the delivery; the company would take care of it. They did.

It could be a tough place to work but Ross was a fair man and took care of his people. He may have been sidetracked in later years and I wish he hadn't decided to run for President, but I still have a lot of respect for him.

31 posted on 08/24/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought he was still in his spider hole.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: SeekAndFind

maybe he will run for President again so Obama can cruise to a second term. How many around here who are worried about Romney’s pro choice inclinations would flock to Perot? Probably quite a few.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: dfwgator

No, Perot was very upfront about his plans to raise taxes. His candidacy ensured the election of Bill Clinton, who was also pretty clear about his intention to raise taxes. Perot got Clinton in there, and came back four years later to make sure Clinton stayed in. So, he made sure a fellow tax raiser and abortion supporter made it two terms. Great job. World class, even.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: ansel12
The Perots are award winning fund raisers for Planned Parenthood.

Yep. Wrong on that, right on the economy. I wish he wasn't supportive of that wretched organization. That's one thing about him that I just do not like.

35 posted on 08/24/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ken in texas

Have you read “On Wings of Eagles”? Perot personally sneaked into Iran to help rescue two employees held by the radical muslims. The guy was gutsy. Years later I met one of his inner circle that went into Iran for that operation. Hearing his inside story of events was spellbinding.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

I’ve read it and still have the book. One day Ross had a book signing for employees. The line was long but I had an urgent software problem to fix at the time so I missed out on it.


37 posted on 08/24/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: al_c

I wasn’t a fan of his statement that he would go door to door confiscating guns, either.


38 posted on 08/24/2012 8:32:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll be attending a dinner for the Perot Museum opening in Texas this November. I hope I get to meet the man. One thing about Perot - - I never got the impression he was corrupt. I think he honestly believed he could do the job better than Clinton or Bush.


39 posted on 08/24/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bert
....... no jobs

Really??? Shirley you jest...We are minus millions of jobs due to those things that Perot was against...

40 posted on 08/25/2012 7:16:47 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: dfwgator
"“Read My Lips”?

Bush the elder.

41 posted on 08/25/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: Lancey Howard

He gave us Bill Clinton twice. After that, he was done.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy
The time has come to stop the nonsense. The Bushes were elitists who pretended to be Reagan Conservatives when they were no more than Rockefeller Republicans who had spent enough time in Texas to get a conservative tan which wore off real quick when they went to D C and assumed power.

Ross Perot was not worthy of the Presidency but he was a populist. Pat Buchanan was a populist as well and he challenged the former head spook in the Ford-Rockefeller administration.

Reagan was a populist. Buchanan was a populist. Perot was a populist.

Both guys named George Bush were elitists. Bob Dole was an elitist who replaced Nelson Rockefeller on Ford's election bid. Juan McCain was an elitist who joined hands with every piece of globalist elitist trash in the United States Senate in order to pass Comprhehensive Immigration Reform.

The time has come for Reagan Conservatives to stop pretending that the Bushes, Dole, McCain and Romney are nothing more than elitists who have sold their souls to globalism.

This is a repost about how Bush lost the 1996 election all by himself and Perot was but a footnote.

Blaming Perot for Clinton's victory is denial by Republican voters who are bamboozled into thinking that the first elitist snob named Bush was a conservative which he was not but a true blue Rockefeller Republican elitist.

The first George Bush was an idiot who was trailing a nowhere man like Michael Dukakis. He would have lost the presidency if not for a true conservative like Lee Atwater who transfused some Reagan conservative blood into his New England elitist blue blood campaign.

The former head spook in the Ford-Rockefeller administration was convinced to make the no new taxes pledge the centerpiece of his campaign. He became defined by his favorite slogan taken from a Dirty Harry movie "Read my lips, no new taxes."

Defining your entire campaign with such a pledge is problematic if you do not have the political gonads of a Ronald Reagan to keep trust with the voters who expected you to keep your word.

It is problematic because if you define the first campaign with the pledge made, the next campaign will be defined by the pledge broken.

Bush was just another conscending elitist snob politician who will say or promise anything to get elected.

He was much like Barry who is the same condescending elitist snob who made a lot of promises that he never kept or intended to keep.

To blame Perot for Clinton's victory and Bush's defeat simply discounted Bush's betrayal of those who voted for him but more importantly Bush's betrayal of Reagan conservatism upon which the tax issue was a keystone. There is no defense for the elitist snob George Bush particularly by those who claim to be Reagan conservatism, a conservatism that this CFR globalist elitist betrayed on more than one occasion.

43 posted on 08/25/2012 7:48:08 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter

You sounds like the people who can explain why the Japanese didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor.


44 posted on 08/26/2012 3:30:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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