What Will Ross Perot Do Next?

A debating star strikes out at unseen enemies as the race tightens

From the merely eccentric to the downright bizarre seems to be only half a step for Ross Perot. The populist billionaire last week came up with a new explanation for why he had abandoned his initial presidential campaign on July 16: he wanted to save his daughter Carolyn from a smear. Seems he got wind from three sources -- two unnamed, one a frequent promoter of conspiracy theories -- of a Republican plot to portray his daughter as a lesbian by circulating a doctored photograph, then to "disrupt" her Aug. 23 wedding by means unspecified. By Oct. 1, with Carolyn married,...

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