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50 years ago Fox Valley got hint of 'Camelot'Chicago Sun-Times“Bill Clinton gained a plurality of the votes here in one of his elections, but only because Ross Perot was running as a third-party candidate. ...and more »
Anybody Ready for a Cup of Tea?FXstreet.com The Forex MarketAt the end of the last century, the Texan billionaire, Ross Perot, briefly threatened the 2-party rule of Republicans and Democrats, when he challenged for ...and more »
New York State courts deny voters a seat at the tea partyBuffalo NewsIn 1998, Mary Alice France ran for governor on the Unity Party line without a lieutenant governor running mate, and in 2006, the eccentric Jimmy McMillan ...and more »
Daily MailA New American Revolution? Anti-establishment Tea Party is on the brink of ...Daily MailAt the end of the last century, the Texan billionaire, Ross Perot, briefly threatened the two-party rule of Republicans and Democrats, when he challenged ...and more »
Who let this guy in here?Toronto SunAs Ross Perot's Reform Party running mate, Stockdale wasn't particularly well known — and certainly not as well known as his Democratic and Republican ...and more »
msnbc.comViewpoints: Rivals haven't yet answered the really tough questionsSacramento BeeNearly 20 years ago, James Stockdale, Ross Perot's vice-presidential running mate, found how quickly things can fall apart. Stockdale had a distinguished ...Wealthy candidates finding that money isn't all it takesSan Francisco Examinerall 1,752 news articles »
WND.com'They want to destroy Chuck Harder – and they're doing a pretty good job'WND.com... guest for more than 10 years and partnering with Dr. Pat Choate, who was later chosen as Ross Perot's running mate in the 1996 presidential election. ...
Recommended: Dems pull support from first House incumbent this cyclemsnbc.com... Linda was a righteous American, Ross perot even tried to lure her into being his running mate in 92, that was also a sore point for republicans. ...and more »
Forbes (blog)Donald Trump for President? Real Estate Mogul 'Absolutely Thinking About It'ABC News (blog)Ross Perot, another billionaire businessman who founded the Reform Party, ran for president twice unsuccessfully. You can follow this conversation by ...Trump The Apprentice President?NewsTimeall 437 news articles »
SalonHowie Kurtz moves to the Daily BeastSalonAt the time, Ross Perot's Reform Party was casting about for a new leader. Thanks to Perot's 1996 showing, the party would have ballot access across the ...and more »
June 19, 1993 www.amazon.com Watch the full program: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The public's concern about the federal budget deficit and fears of professional politicians allowed the independent candidacy of billionaire Texan Ross Perot to explode on the scene in dramatic fashion—at one point Perot was leading the major party candidates in the polls. Perot crusaded against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), internal and external national debt, tapping into voters' potential fear of the deficit. His volunteers succeeded in collecting enough signatures to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. In June, Perot led the national public opinion polls with support from 39% of the voters (versus 31% for Bush and 25% for Clinton). Perot severely damaged his credibility by dropping out of the presidential contest in July and remaining out of the race for several weeks before re-entering. He compounded this damage by eventually claiming, without evidence, that his withdrawal was due to Republican operatives attempting to disrupt his daughter's wedding. The 1992 campaign also marked the entry of Ralph Nader into presidential politics as a candidate. Despite the advice of several liberal and environmental groups, Nader did not formally run. Rather, he tried to make an impact in the New Hampshire primaries, urging members of both parties to write-in his name. As a result, several thousand Democrats and Republicans wrote-in Nader's name. Despite supporting mostly ...
March 23, 1992 www.amazon.com Watch the full program: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The Ross Perot presidential campaign of 1992 began when Texas industrialist Ross Perot opened the possibility of running for President of the United States as an Independent on the February 20, 1992 edition of Larry King Live. Perot had never been elected to public office, but he had run several successful corporations and had long been interested in political affairs. Spawned by the American dissatisfaction with the political system, grassroots organizations sprung up in every state to help Perot achieve ballot access. Admiral James Stockdale stood in as Perot's running mate to ensure ballot eligibility. Perot focused the campaign on his plans to balance the federal budget, further economic nationalism, strengthen the war on drugs and implement "electronic town halls" throughout the nation for direct democracy. His views were described as a combination of "East Texas populism with high-tech wizardry." Supporters saw Perot as a nonpolitical and witty "folk hero," but critics demonized the candidate as "authoritarian" and "short-tempered." Perot largely financed his own campaign and relied on marketing and wide grassroots support to spread his message. In certain polls, Perot led the three way race with President George HW Bush and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. He dropped out in July 1992 amid controversy, but reentered in October, and surpassed the 15% polling threshold to reach his goal ...
...deep-pocketed swell to regard an elective office as if it was a junk bond. Michael Bloomberg, John Corzine, Ross Perot and Steve Forbes, to name just a few, have all — with varying degrees of success and failure — campaigned with a checkbook as a running mate....
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May 5, 1987 Warren Bruce Rudman (born May 18, 1930, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American attorney and Republican politician who served as United States Senator from New Hampshire between 1980 and 1993. He was known as a pragmatic centrist, to such an extent that President Clinton approached him in 1994 about replacing departing Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen in Clinton's cabinet, an offer that Rudman declined. After two terms in office, Rudman chose not to run for re-election in 1992. He is now a retired partner in the international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and currently sits on the board of directors of Raytheon, Collins & Aikman, Allied Waste Corporation, Boston Scientific and a number of funds in the Dreyfus Family of Funds. Rudman has lived his entire life in New Hampshire, with few exceptions. He attended the Valley Forge Military Academy boarding school in Wayne, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1960, and was appointed Attorney General of New Hampshire in 1970; serving in that capacity until 1976. From 2004 to 2006, Rudman also led a team of attorneys that investigated accounting practices at Fannie Mae. Prior to the September 11 attacks, Sen. Rudman had served on a now oft-cited and praised national panel investigating the threat of international terrorism. He, along with fellow ...
Techdirt: Economist Assumes That The Problem Is 'Thieves' Rather Than Bad ...NewsFactor Networkcryptozoologist points us to one of the most ridiculous analyses of the current patent situation by economist, and former Ross Perot running mate, ...
Maybe if He Stopped BowingBig Government (blog)INDEPENDENT indeed. truth justice and the american ross perot lou dobbs gary cooper james stewart johnny horton bobby bare kate smith way. thats the ...and more »
ANOTHER VIEW: Will noisy tea parties pack a voting punch?North County TimesPerot's former running mate, Pat Choate, says the tea party is far from establishing itself as a lasting movement. "The real test, seems to me, ...and more »
Big Hollywood (blog)Forever 'Hanoi Jane'Big Hollywood (blog)You might remember him as Ross Perot's running mate, the man who asked in one debate, only half in jest, “Who am I? Why am I here? ...
Britain prepares to take the measure of its leadersFinancial Timesproclaimed Ross Perot's running-mate, Vice-Admiral James Stockdale, by way of an unfortunate opening statement during the television debates of the 1992 ...and more »
ABC OnlineOutlook: Dan Quayle on the tea party, Palin and Ross PerotWashington PostOn being VP: In your experience and observations over the years, do you think "running mate" and "vice president" can be reconciled? ...Tea party: Much noise, but an impact in November?The Associated Pressall 1,320 news articles »
John Pulliam: A little help here, pleaseGalesburg Register-MailAdmiral James Stockdale, a hero of the Vietnam War and the running-mate when Ross Perot ran for president was from nearby Abingdon. ...
Zambia's political situation towards 2011Zambian WatchdogThe youthful Clinton won the 1992 election beating George Bush and independent candidate and populist billionaire Ross Perot. ...and more »
Tea Party dogma difficult to defineLas Vegas Review - Journal"You could split the party, we saw that with Perot," said Norm Faulkner, 71, of Surprise, Ariz., referring to Reform Party candidate H. Ross Perot, ...and more »
PAT CHOATE: Entrepreneurs should get their chance to growSan Angelo Standard TimesPat Choate is an economist and policy analyst who was born and grew up in Ellis County. In 1996, he was Ross Perot's vice presidential running mate.
Cahill navigating uncharted watersBoston GlobeIn 1992, presidential candidate H. Ross Perot tallied 22.8 percent of the vote in Massachusetts, finishing third as an independent. ...
Stealing Ideas From InventorsHuffington Post (blog)His most recent book is Saving Capitalism (Vintage, Sept 15, 2009). In 1996, he was Ross Perot's vice presidential running mate.and more »
Sarah Palin: All Pump, No CaribouCounterPunchSome are comparing Palin to two other feisty and unsophisticated firebrands, George Wallace and H. Ross Perot, who managed to rock the political ...and more »
...4,000 people, including more than 100 Vietnam-era POWs, attended today’s commissioning. Former presidential candidate Ross Perot, who chose Stockdale as his running mate, spoke today, as did the nation’s top military officials, including Adm. Timothy Keating,...
Ventura County Star
James Stockdale, Ross Perot's running-mate in 1992, offers his famous introduction: "Who am I? Why am I here?"
Joe Biden, Regular Guy: I know this debate was mostly about Sarah Palin, but let's not be sexist and forget about Joe Biden. I thought he was great, not least because he came across as what Palin pretends to be but isn't—and what this campaign could really use: a regular person who resists pat categorizing, rather than a caricature in a polarized drama that bears no relation to life. I'm not saying that's Biden's usual public mode by any means: Man-off-his-meds can be more his style. But last night on the stage next to Palin, he was a guy in a dark suit who calmly confounded a script that's getting awfully tiresome. He wasn't the Elite Insider to her Maverick Outsider; the way Biden drew on his career accomplishments, he made 36 years in the Senate sound like real-world experience with real challenges for an independent minded person—not (as McCain often does) arcane ritual, and not like the vague grandstanding Palin invokes when she refers to her executive experience. He didn't come across as Professorial Wonk to her Main Street Mom, either, and not just because he said "champ" and invoked his blue-collar origins; he marshaled facts with ease, gave them punch because he knew what he was talking about, where for all her folksiness, her own patter sounded totally canned. And he wasn't the Old Guy to her Young Gal; only six years younger than McCain, Biden may say "ladies and gentlemen," but he seems a generation apart, lacking the condescendingly old-school tone I hear in everything McCain says about his running mate. Maybe it's that Biden has a hands-on dad aura, which he comes by totally honestly. (Shouldn't we be parsing that choke-up? Seemed completely real to me.) Race, gender, age, education, values, experience: This is a campaign in which both sides like to talk about surmounting divisions and bringing both sides together. But doggone it, you don't very often get to see someone just walking the walk. http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/xxfactor/archive/2008/10/03/joe-biden-regular-guy.aspx Sarah Palin has put a new face and voice to the long-standing, powerful, but inchoate movement in US political life that one might see as a mutant variety of Poujadism, inflected with a modern American accent. There are echoes of the Poujadist agenda of 1950s France in its contempt for metropolitan elites, fuelling the resentment of the provinces towards the capital and the countryside towards the city, in its xenophobic strain of nationalism, sturdy, paysan resistance to taxation, hostility to big business, and conviction that politicians are out to exploit the common man. In 1980, Ronald Reagan profitably tapped the movement with his promises of states rights, low taxes and a shrunken government in Washington; the Reagan Democrats who crossed party lines to vote for him are still the most targeted demographic in the country. In 1992, Ross Clean out the Barn Perot and his United We Stand America followers looked for a while as if they were going to up-end the two-party system, with Perot leading George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in the midsummer polls. In 1996, Pat Buchanan (The peasants are coming with pitchforks) appealed to the same bloc of voters with a programme that was militantly Christian, white, nativist, provincial, protectionist and anti-Washington. In 2000, Karl Rove cleverly enrolled this quasi-Poujadist faction in his grand alliance of libertarians, born-agains and corporate interests. Its worth remembering that in 2004 every American city with a population of more than 500,000 voted for Kerry, and that the election was won for Bush in the outer suburbs, exurbia and the countryside peasants with pitchforks territory. For an organisation so wedded to its big-city corporate clients, the Republican Party has been hugely successful in mopping up the votes of low-income, lightly educated rural and exurban residents. Most large American cities, especially in the West, are situated in counties that extend far beyond the city limits. Liberal urban governments with high property-tax rates and progressive environmental policies wield great power (some say tyranny) over their rural hinterlands, delivering ukases about land use and conservation: brush-cutting is to be limited to 40 per cent of the property; setbacks of 100 feet are required from streams and wetlands; new churches are denied building permission because they are deemed large footprint items in critical habitat areas etc. So the householder or farmer sees the city making unwarranted infringements of his God-given right to manage his land as he pleases, and imagines his precious tax-dollars being squandered on such urban fripperies as streetcar lines and monorails. http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n19/raba01_.html
...Jim Webb also writes about the Pioneers Creed in his 2004 book, Born Fighting. Webb is often mentioned as a possible running mate for Democrat Barack Obama.) Perot, 77, says his site is non-partisan, but it has the look and feel of a candidate site: waving...
...7 1/2 years in captivity in North Vietnam, received the Medal of Honor and served as presidential candidate Ross Perot's running mate. Four Medal of Honor recipients and seven former prisoners of war attended the ceremony at Bath Iron Works that marked a milestone...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Admiral James Stockdale stumbling in his Vice Presidential debate in 1992. Sad, as he was a war hero who was really quite brilliant.