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Rick Perry: Now that Ross Perot is gone, I can tell this story

This week, the nation remembers Ross Perot for his success in business, his two independent White House bids and his no-nonsense, straight Texas talk. His love of country, larger-than-life personality and generosity are all part of his legacy that will live on. But there is another little-known part of the life of Ross Perot that should be told now that he is gone. He was a tireless, but private, supporter of our wounded veterans.

During my time as governor of this great state, I had the honor and privilege of knowing countless warriors who stepped forward to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned home with horrific wounds of war. U.S. Army Cpl. Alan Babin Jr. is one such hero.

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One of the PROUDEST moment of my, and my wife's, life was getting over 1,000 signatures in the Southern California community of Santa Clarita to get Ross Perot's name on the California ballot. We set up a table in front of a local large grocery store for a weekend or two.

It was amazing! When folks drove by and read our LARGE sign, they would slam on the brakes, put the car in park, jump out and say 'I WANT TO SIGN THAT!!!' People were PISSED with George H. W. Bush.

Remember, Ross Perot got 19% of the national vote!

I found a T-Shirt from the 1992 election in my closet about a year ago. Still proud of that baby!

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Thanks for helping to build the Clinton Crime Foundation.
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Thanks for helping to build the Clinton Crime Foundation.
Exactly. Although I won’t deny that Perot had some good points, the major impact that crazed egotist had on this country was elevating a sleazy scumbag from Arkansas onto the national stage.
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I voted for Perot. He had his faults but to blame him for Clinton is laughable.

"This city has become a town filled with sound bites, shell games, handlers, media stuntmen who posture, create images, talk, shoot off Roman candles, but don't ever accomplish anything. We need deeds, not words, in this city." Ross Perot

Imagine if this country had started implementing a Perot agenda a quarter of a century ago. I don't think we would be facing 22.5 trillion dollars of debt today. This link will pucker your ass . . or should. https://usdebtclock.org/ It is mesmerizing to watch the numbers. Sometimes I pull this site up just to depress myself even more after watching our national news.

At least Clinton/Gingrich/et al. balanced the budget, of sorts, but didn't even slow the growth of the national debt. We needed Perot's vision. Unfortunately, only 19% bothered to open their eyes.

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Hey, I have nothing against the man. I wish he would have taken over the pussy Rebubs like Trump, but running against a Repub only paved the way for Clinton and gave birth to the Progs of today.

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I was laughing because the story is always the same. I didn't vote for the candidate I should have voted for because I was afraid he would cause my party to lose.
Maybe . . just maybe that is why very little has changed in the past 40-50 years. From a conservative standpoint.

I hang my head in that I have been guilty, once, of the above. My comments weren't directed at any one individual.
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