PARTY OF SPOILERS

AS INDEPENDENTS, THEY COULD TURN THE RACE INSIDE OUT

ROSS PEROT AND JESSE JACKSON have at least one thing in common: each of them could play havoc with the 1996 presidential race. Perot makes Republican candidates cringe when he threatens to "do whatever I have to do to get our goals accomplished in the most intelligent way." They fear a repeat of the damage Perot inflicted on George Bush in 1992. And Bill Clinton's advisers shiver when they hear Jackson musing that "a lot of people are interested in more ballot access as the Democrats and Republicans become indistinguishable." The Clintonites worry about an independent Jackson candidacy that could destroy...

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