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Texas businessman H. Ross Perot assembled one of the most surprising presidential campaigns of the 1990s. Perot’s unorthodox approach mixed grass-roots networking with expensive media exposure and earned him an auspicious 20 million votes in 1992. By 1996, however, his support in the polls had dropped by more than half.
The man who’s been called a “hand grenade with a bad haircut” has been uncharacteristically quiet amid the recent federal budget debates, offering nary a sound bite, much less one of his infamous infomercials. Is Perot’s recent silent treatment a strategic wait-in-the-wings, or are his political days finally over?