The Political Interest: Playing Out The End Game

Playing Out The End Game

WHAT IS LEFT FOR GEORGE BUSH NOW IS TO BOW OUT gracefully, an act of self- preservation to which he is well suited by temperament and breeding.

What is left for Ross Perot is the rehabilitation of his reputation. Without the oxygen of feedback -- the laughs and snickers that accompany his homilies when his fabulists people the room -- Perot's act quickly tires. As he moves beyond diagnosis to prescription, Perot must ensure his presentation is persuasive enough so that if the nation's stagnation continues, he can reappear in 1996 to ask credibly, "Now are you ready to act instead...

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