RIP, Ross Perot.

Ross Perot was… unconventional. But I liked him, personally. My condolences and prayers for his family and loved ones.


  • bensdad00 says:

    It’s… Odd that no one has compared our current executive to Perot. Historically the parallels are close and if HRP had followed the progressive gameplan of challenging a sitting president for the nomination ala Teddy Roos or RFK it’s possible he knocks Bush off and beats Clinton….and that’s a hell of a spot for alternate history right there.

    • acat says:

      That .. depends .. on what Perot’s motivation was .. but yeah, it’s a spot where alt-history could take off.
      Interesting guy. Didn’t much like him at the time, in part because, being in IT, I heard about how Perot Systems operated .. but still, interesting guy.
      My sympathy to his family.

  • Luke says:

    If I didn’t have to keep bringing him up (by demonstrating that the “unprecedented” Tea Party and early Trump supporters were same fricking people supporting Perot, for the same fricking reasons) I’d have mostly forgotten about him.
    Which is a shame.
    Before he sabotaged himself by suddwnly dropping out (and then re-entering just as abruptly, shouting a harebrained conspiracy theory that recent events actually make seem plausible), he was on track to win a number of states outright.
    At the time, I breathed a sigh of relief and felt we’d dodged a bullet.
    Now, I’m not nearly so certain.
    Would the Bush family and fellowtravellers have kept so strong a hold on the Republican Party if the embarrassment of the Buchanan insurgency had been followed by such a widespread rejection? Wouldn’t that humiliation have been better for the Republican Party, and the Republic in general? What about the people Perot mobilized? Wouldn’t it have been better to have them empowered than enervated?
    He was an interesting character. RIP.

  • jeboyle says:

    My sympathy to his family.

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