Summary and Significance of the United States Presidential Election of The panic of dried the gold reserves of the United States, which led to widespread fear among the people. By pinning their hopes on the presidential candidates, William Bryan Jennings and William McKinley, they hoped for a champion to help them rise out of the debt. Historyplex Staff Last Updated: Jul 25, Did You Know?
Background[ edit ] Perot stands next to a portrait of George Washington at his office in Ross Perot had never been elected to public office, but he ran several successful corporations and was involved in public affairs for decades. He surpassed his one-year sales quota in just two weeks.
The episode inspired the novel, On Wings of Eagles. During the war, he aided soldiers by providing supplies and holding rallies for those returning home. He worked extensively to free soldiers that he believed had been left behind, and even engaged in secret diplomatic talks with the Vietnamese government, to the chagrin of the Reagan White House.
Bush administration, and opposed the Gulf War. Stockdale " Draft Perot" organizations opened throughout the nation, and petition drives were coordinated largely by Perot's friend Tom Luce,  and the real estate arm of Perot Systems,  to help secure a place for the candidate on every state ballot.
At the height of the efforts, 18, simultaneous calls came into Perot's telephone banks after he appeared on the Phil Donahue Show. Despite this, only one third of potential voters knew enough about Perot to form an opinion of him. In a five-week summer period, the campaign would be required to compile 20, signatures from non-primary voters, including from each of half of the state's Congressional districts.
After this appearance, campaign consultant Raymond Strother explained to Perot that professionals such as pollster Mark Penn were essential to a successful campaign. The Bush and Clinton campaigns became concerned about a candidacy, and publicly wondered if Perot could continue to "play by his own rules".
He hired John P. Whitewho served as a budget official under President Jimmy Carterto work on his budget platform. Speculation arose in the media that Perot would split the electoral college and force the United States House of Representatives to decide the presidency.
When Riney revealed the cost of advertisements during a meeting, Perot reportedly "flipped out",  and asked "Why would I spend that when I could go on the 'Today' show for free? Exit polling showed Perot's favorability at or above that of Clinton and Bush in their respective party's primaries.
He discussed his three-part plan for balancing the budget, starting with a Congressional act to limit spending, followed by a cut in government waste, of which he would be more specific in coming weeks, and a reform of the existing tax system.
During the interview, Perot also stated that he would avoid adding homosexuals to his cabinet to prevent "a point of controversy with the American people".
The New York Times reported that Perot sought the help of operatives to search court and federal documents to find information that might reflect poorly on the potential candidate so that preparations could be made to respond.
Perot finished his California campaign swing in Irvine before traveling to events in Colorado and Massachusetts. Perot addressed the conventions, largely made up of "well dressed, middle aged"  individuals, and spoke of improving the education system and restoring the America "where you leave the doors unlocked".
Perot blamed the reports on a "Republican research team" and claimed that he was warned that since he had such a "clean record they have got to try to redefine you and destroy you".JIM LEHRER: Do you think in the final analysis you would have been, in fact, a good vice president of the United States?
ADMIRAL STOCKDALE: I think so. I think so. United States, U.S. 52 (), written by Chief Justice Taft, himself a former President. The breadth of the holding was modified in considerable degree in Humphrey's Executor v.
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United States presidential election of , American presidential election held on Nov. 3, , in which Democrat Bill Clinton defeated incumbent Republican Pres. George Bush. Independent candidate Ross Perot secured nearly 19 percent of the vote—the highest percentage of any third-party candidate in a U.S.
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