Skip to comments.Whatever Happened to H. Ross Perot?
Posted on 08/24/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited 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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he sold his company to Dell and has been living fat and happy off the checks
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.
My ex mother-in -laws father gave Perot his first loan to get started, in New Boston Texas. He was a banker there.
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.
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.
Fat and happy in the sense that he seems to just want to enjoy it and not spend his time in politics.
Was Perot the one who went back on his word when he said, “Read My Lips”?
FWIW ... he’s still a small little fella.
Last i heard he was “checking under the hood”
He must be in his 90s by now isn’t he?
we keep him chained in the basement.
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.
WAS 82 YEARS OLD IN JUNE....
more than likely a bit senile and he can stay hidden where ever that is...
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
The old snake oil salesman was seriously “Crony Capitalism leaning”.
He built is fortune lobying no bid computer contracts for his hugely overprices wares.
Just imagine had Ross won the election...No Nafta...No WTO...No one world gov’t...No globalisation...
....... no jobs
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.
Nope, that was Todd Akin.
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.
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.
if you say so...
just keep him where ever he is and keep him quiet...
his day has come and gone..
he is HISTORY
He went off his rocker then ran for President.
“Just imagine had Ross won the election...No Nafta...No WTO...No one world govt...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.
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.
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.
The Perots are award winning fund raisers for Planned Parenthood.
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.
I thought he was still in his spider hole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wasn’t a fan of his statement that he would go door to door confiscating guns, either.
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.
Really??? Shirley you jest...We are minus millions of jobs due to those things that Perot was against...
Bush the elder.
He gave us Bill Clinton twice. After that, he was done.
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.
You sounds like the people who can explain why the Japanese didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor.