Perot's Army

Equipped with computers, ball points and high-tech phones, volunteers fight to get their man on the ballot

"I'm not interested in politics or politicians."

"Money is no object. I'll spend a million dollars if I have to."

-- Spencer Tracy in State of the Union, 1948

HE WAS THE LAST BUSINESS titan -- devoid of electoral experience but rich in patriotic fervor -- to try to bankroll his way into the White House as a high- minded alternative to an unpopular President and the usual band of two- faced out-of-power politicians. In the Frank Capra classic, Tracy falls under the thumb of a cabal of back-room bosses before reclaiming his virtue in a dramatic radio address, in which...

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