CAMPAIGN '96: PEROT'S SILENCE ABOUT THE LAMM

"This is not about me," Ross Perot likes to say when asked if he will run for President again. As he tells it, his effort to establish a national Reform Party is about creating a vehicle to take the country to the promised land of balanced budgets, clean politics and democracy so pure that voters could veto tax hikes by referendum. Who would drive this bus to Utopia? Well, Perot has been scouting for someone he describes as "George Washington II." For months no one volunteered for that role. But now Richard Lamm, former Democratic Governor of Colorado, is auditioning, and...

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