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Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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With the 2012 election over, I wanted to revisit 20 years ago to one of the strangest elections the country has seen over the past century. Perot was polling up to 39% in the summer before taking a dip, and eventually withdrawing, only to reenter the race a month before the election.
If Perot hadn't withdrawn, do you think he would've had a legitimate chance to win the presidency? Do you think his claims of receiving threats to his family from the Bush camp had any merit?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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With the 2012 election over, I wanted to revisit 20 years ago to one of the strangest elections the country has seen over the past century. Perot was polling up to 39% in the summer before taking a dip, and eventually withdrawing, only to reenter the race a month before the election.
If Perot hadn't withdrawn, do you think he would've had a legitimate chance to win the presidency? Do you think his claims of receiving threats to his family from the Bush camp had any merit?
No. The bloom was off the Perot rose by the time he bailed in mid-July 1992. He was down to 20% in the polls. This was inevitable. Once he came under scrutiny, he was going to lose his peripheral support.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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No. The bloom was off the Perot rose by the time he bailed in mid-July 1992. He was down to 20% in the polls. This was inevitable. Once he came under scrutiny, he was going to lose his peripheral support.
That makes sense, given the criticism over his lack of specifics on key issues. I do distinctly remember his withdrawal from the race, and thought he would've been crazy to come up with the Bush thing if he was leading and it wasn't actually true.
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