IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL RUN IF I WANT TO

IT'S PRIMARY SEASON FOR PEROT. BUT ARE ENOUGH VOTERS STILL CRAVING SACRIFICE TO GIVE HIM A SHOT?

About this time four years ago, Ross Perot was blowing up balloons and clearing the dance floor of American politics by polling, however briefly, ahead of wallflowers George Bush and Bill Clinton. By the time Perot had bowed out and waltzed back in and said some loopy things, he still was able to persuade 19% of the voters to embrace him. Four years later he is feeling even more festive. He has a real national party; the Reform Party he founded has managed so far to get on the presidential ballot in 23 states. He even has what amounts to a...

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