Ross Redux

Perot uses old and tested tools to launch a new citizens' lobby

LIKE A TIN PAN ALLEY TROUPER, ROSS PEROT HAS A craving for the limelight and for Larry King Live. His latest gig casts him as head of a new watchdog group, designed to badger Bill Clinton and Congress about federal spending and the deficit. Before a crowded Dallas press conference, a pleased Perot unveiled new versions of the old props -- the fiscal charts, an 800 number and TV commercials -- that helped him capture 19% of the vote in November. Then he regaled reporters (or at least himself) with a scratchy rendition of Patsy Cline's smash hit Crazy, his old...

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