ROSS PEROT, THIRD-PARTY POOPER

Ross Perot knows how to get the adrenaline of his followers flowing. Last fall, when Congress was considering a trade pact Perot despised, he threatened to form a new national party as punishment to the political establishment. When Congress approved GATT anyway, chapters of Perot's United We Stand America enthusiastically prepared for a fresh adventure with their hero. But the quest never got under way. Perot, to the chagrin of his fans and in an about-face reminiscent of his on-again, off-again, on-again 1992 presidential campaign, had come to the conclusion that it was quixotic. This weekend, when thousands of U.W.S.A. members...

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