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    Default Remember Ross Perot in 92

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    I have made this point several times. Ross Perot was a precursor to Donald Trump. I remember a good friend of mine who voted for Perot, he could not be convinced Perot had no real positions and knew little of the issues. It was the same in 2016. The only difference is that Trump was not only unqualified to be President, he also lacked the moral character. I can't really say that about Perot.

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    Default Re: Remember Ross Perot in 92

    douchebag sank hws candidacy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    douchebag sank hw’s candidacy
    You make that sound like a bad thing.

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    hw was the last remaining hope for a decent and honorable republican party
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    Default Re: Remember Ross Perot in 92

    I still remember his speech to the NAACP. When he used the phrase “you people” I knew it was over for him.
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    He was a crank who had some good things to say, especially about how "free trade" would destroy US jobs. He was right.

    The WTO, NAFTA, et al, were pushed on the grounds that it would economically bootstrap the 3rd world and bring them into the democratic fold[1], but the people pushing free trade on both sides of the political divide were representing large corporations whose interest in free trade lay in it allowing them to engage in labor and regulatory arbitrage so as to evade laws they'd be subject to in their home countries.

    I liked him for that... but he would have made a terrible president.

    [1] How's that working out in China?
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    Default Re: Remember Ross Perot in 92

    There was a point in time when I worked for Perot Systems...oh the stories I could tell about "Mr Perot" if it weren't for that pesky confidentiality agreement.

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    Default Re: Remember Ross Perot in 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    hw was the last remaining hope for a decent and honorable republican party
    Yeah, right.

    May as well try howling at the moon and screaming at the tides. We didn't get here by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Yeah, right.

    May as well try howling at the moon and screaming at the tides. We didn't get here by accident.
    oh yeah, clinton is/was a douchebag
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    Default Re: Remember Ross Perot in 92

    Dare I ask... which one?

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    I had some friends in Bermuda at that time. (well, still do).
    He had a house there on the water, blasted an illegal channel through the reefs so he could access the sea. Very Trump like.

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