Three's a Crowd

As Bush struggles to catch up to Clinton, Perot's threat to leap in from the sidelines complicates the race in its final stretch

IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF A PRESIDENtial campaign, candidates must confront two crucial questions -- how to win undecided voters and which key swing states to focus on. Now George Bush and Bill Clinton face a third and most unwelcome challenge: how to cope with the latest mischiefmaking of Ross Perot. The Dallas billionaire hinted broadly that he would be back in the race this week, then fudged on the details. Perot has orchestrated a showcase meeting of his centurions, who are to hear from Bush and Clinton representatives this week, and has scheduled yet another appearance on his favorite TV...

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