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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:33 AM

Ross Perot dead at 89

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Reply Ross Perot dead at 89 (Original post)
mobeau69 Jul 2019 OP
Honeycombe8 Jul 2019 #1
Aristus Jul 2019 #4
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #6
Honeycombe8 Jul 2019 #12
Liberal In Texas Jul 2019 #2
FakeNoose Jul 2019 #3
edhopper Jul 2019 #8
ADX Jul 2019 #5
SCantiGOP Jul 2019 #7
mobeau69 Jul 2019 #10
Honeycombe8 Jul 2019 #13
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #9
BlueDog22 Jul 2019 #11
fescuerescue Jul 2019 #15
leftyladyfrommo Jul 2019 #14

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:37 AM

1. Wow. That's past the life expectancy for him, I guess, but seems a bit young...

for someone who has been so slim and energetic all his life. And short (short people live longer!).

He seemed like a good guy. May he rest in peace.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:41 AM

4. You really think so?

I get the impression that if he had been involved in politics in recent years, he would have been a Trumpster.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:48 AM

6. Trump ran on Perot's Reform party in 1999 and I don't think he was ever a Hillary Clinton fan so...

That said, I don't think Perot was an irredeemable a'hole like Trump and his ilk. Perot seemed to have a conscience for one, treated his employees and others well, from what I have read and his philanthropy was the real "deal' and not some scam for self-benefit.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:02 PM

12. Perot was not at all like Trump.

Yeah, I think he was a good guy. Arrogant, like most powerful men. Ethical, it seems. Philanthropic. Concerned about the national debt and outsourcing of jobs. Supported gay rights and gun control before it was popular. He served in the military, but was generally anti-middle east war. But he was a true conservative in other ways. He was a family man.

In many ways, he was the opposite of Trump. He seemed to me to a good guy, with good intentions and ethics. There aren't many powerful men like that.



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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:40 AM

2. Met him briefly once, seemed like an OK guy.

Told him I was glad he got back into the pres. race but didn't tell him it was because it meant taking away repub votes.

RIP Mr. Perot.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:41 AM

3. There's a name I haven't seen for a long time

R.I.P. Ross Perot, I guess it's time for you to go.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

8. Nice Obi Wan reference.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:43 AM

5. Rest in peace, Mr. Perot...

 

...Thank you for your work on behalf of POWs and MIAs...

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:54 AM

7. I won't believe it

Until you show me a chart that explains it.


if you never saw Perot campaigning in 1992 you won’t understand this.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 12:33 PM

10. A giant sucking sound.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:39 PM

13. He was right, too.

That sucking sound you heard was the sound of factories and jobs moving to Mexico. Once one of your competitors move, you have to, too, to stay competitive. Ultimately, Perot's company had to move at least part of its operations to Mexico.

I still remember Perot on the Larry King show with his charts, explaining it all.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 12:51 PM

11. Perot Points

Watch this video, and see he made some good points about things.

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Response to BlueDog22 (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:55 AM

15. $4T in debt. That sounds quaint now

Trump has us up to $20T in debt.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 07:25 PM

14. My mother voted for him.

She thought having a millionaire business man in the White House was a good idea.

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