Dallas On The Line

As Perot's Texas headquarters attempts to win control of the crusade, many of the candidate's early supporters feel pushed aside

Ross Perot is fond of condemning Washington as "a town filled with sound bites, shell games, handlers and media stunt men." His disdain for politics- as-usual propels his anti-campaign. Yet Perot has turned over management of his crusade to a bipartisan corps of political pros who exemplify everything Perot says he opposes. Their efforts to transform Perot's volunteer army into a more traditional campaign brigade have sown widespread resentment and anger among his early enlistees.

In a sense, Perot was only fulfilling his promise to provide his supporters with "a world-class campaign" when he recruited Republican Ed Rollins and Democrat Hamilton...

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