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    Ross Perot RIP

    Ross Perot died today.

    Dude ran for President twice, and captured 20 percent of the vote as a legit 3rd party candidate. I voted for him.

    RIP


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    Ross Perot RIP

    My dad did too!

    RIP

    *edit to be clear that wasn’t an age joke.
    Uno mas

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    He was right about that giant sucking sound.

    RIP Ross.

    "Some folks may have the luxury to hold out for “the perfect.” But a lot of Americans are hurting right now and they can’t wait for that." - Hillary Clinton

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    In 92 my school had a mock election for pres. He carried 60% of the vote.

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    We must return immigration to a logical, orderly process where people fill out their applications and wait for approval. We must make sure illegal immigrants stop storming our borders. We must establish the correct criteria, such as our need for certain job skills or education, for granting the right to immigrate into the United States.

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    I re-watched the first Bush/Clinton/Perot debate today. Put in the context of what is now history it is fascinating. Suffice to say, Perot got it right a lot more times than not. I am proud to have voted for him.

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    Saw him at a campaign rally with my folks at uw.

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    Perot was a smart cookie. It would have been interesting to see what he could have achieved if he had won. In many ways, I think his policies would have been pretty close to the current office holder, although a lot more ethical and honest.

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    I voted for him

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    My uncle served with him in the navy, he had a lot of respect for him.
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    Didn't vote for him. Wouldn't vote for him. He was right about NAFTA. For the wrong reasons. If only peak Bernie Sanders had been in 1992 instead of 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    If only peak Bernie Sanders had been in 1992 instead of 2016.
    If that had happened, by now the USA would be a socialist hellhole just like Norway.
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    If that had happened, by now the USA would be a socialist hellhole just like Norway.
    Exactly.

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    I was always so impressed by Mr. Perot. He was a political visionary. His efforts to successfully rescue the hostages in Iran will always remain embedded in my mind.
    Now, I may have to re-read Ken Follett's On Wings of Eagles
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Exactly.
    AMERICA is the GREATEST COUNTRY in the UNITED STATES!
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Shook his hand once when he picked up a new car at Sewell Village Cadillac after EDS basically bought GM around 1984. He basically invented the information age by creating database management. Smart savvy dude.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    He made Bill Clinton Potus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    He made Bill Clinton Potus.
    You sure ? I would have voted for Clinton but I voted for Perot instead. He would have made a good POTUS.


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    I doubt he would have made a good potus, but at least if he was elected maybe we'd have gotten this insanity out of our system already and with less damage

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    If he ran the US the way he ran EDS...

    I remember he had a questionnaire that potential employees needed to fill out as part of the recruiting process. One of the questions asked about your religious beliefs. I think that would probably be illegal these days.

    I was trying to find a link to that, and ran across this tidbit:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lat...story,amp.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    If he ran the US the way he ran EDS...

    I remember he had a questionnaire that potential employees needed to fill out as part of the recruiting process. One of the questions asked about your religious beliefs. I think that would probably be illegal these days.

    I was trying to find a link to that, and ran across this tidbit:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lat...story,amp.html
    Cases in point.

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    I voted for him, but not with a lot of enthusiasm. Given that one of his few specific policy proposals was sharp deficit reduction, he was pretty much one of three Reaganites on the Nov 1992 ballot (I know, Reagan exploded the deficit, but deficit reduction is usually the war cry for cutting entitlements and other govt programs, which was a Reagan thing, a GOP thing, and a Bill "the era of big government is over" Clinton thing). Some of Clinton's more regressive initiatives probably would have also happened under a Perot presidency. I did appreciate that he didn't seem to be owned by anyone, though, and he had some nice bursts of insight in speeches and debates.

    Also, a few different detailed poll analyses have concluded that Perot didn't meaningfully change the outcome of the Clinton-Bush contest, either in terms of Clinton's popular vote lead or electoral college outcomes. Perot drew well from both D and R voters.

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