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  • H. Ross Perot...billionaire philanthopist, political activist and historical footnote passes away at 89

    Perot, twice ran for president as an Independent, and in 1992 won 19% 0f the popular vote [at one time the polls had him leading both incumbent Bush and 'upstart' Clinton]. He was also the man who coined the phrase “that giant sucking sound”, referring to the original NAFTA, which, as a businessman from Texas, he vehemently opposed.
    "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

    "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

    Solipsism is the new empiricism. -Alan Burdick

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    He had a good chance the first time he ran ... in the 90s? IMO until he flaked out.... I think he was pressure cooked out but what are ya gonna do? I might have voted for him.

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    • #3
      Many political historians say his run took major votes away from GHWB [Bush 41] and made it possible for the Clinton win. Some say he diluted both parties. Either way he was the most successful 3rd party candidate of the 20th century in the US.
      "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

      Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

      "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

      Solipsism is the new empiricism. -Alan Burdick

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      • #4
        Sure would be nice to have a viable third party/independent candidate for 2020.

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        • #5
          Only if they could beat [insert name here]....
          "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

          Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'

          "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

          Solipsism is the new empiricism. -Alan Burdick

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          • #6
            Although Perot was not the first, I think his third party run was the most impactful. We really need to get away from the two party system.
            Originally posted by MrKnobs
            God, that's beautiful man! And they say romance is dead!

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