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“Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.”

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“Texas born. Texas bred. When I die, I’ll be Texas dead. Ha!”

Born & raised in Texarkana, Ross Perot became an entrepreneur at age 7, selling garden seeds in his neighborhood. He later ran a paper route, became an Eagle Scout & graduated from the Naval Academy before becoming an early tech entrepreneur that led to his fortune as a billionaire.
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“Ross Perot was certainly the most influential political force in the late 20th century from outside the regular party system. I think what explains it is people’s dissatisfaction — this is absolutely relevant to the appeal of Donald Trump — people’s dissatisfaction with business as usual in Washington.”

Allan Lichtman, a distinguished professor of history at American University.
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Perot & Politics

  • During the 1992 presidential election, Perot at one time pulled ahead in polling vs. then Pres. H.W. Bush & future Pres. Clinton.
  • Perot lost but won nearly 19% of the popular vote – the best showing for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt unsuccessfully ran a third rail campaign 80 years earlier in 1912.
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Ross Perot died Tuesday at the age of 89 in his home in Dallas, survived by his wife, 5 children & 16 grandchildren.

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Ross Perot, Brash Texas Billionaire Who Ran for President, Dies at 89
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/politics/ross-perot-death.html

Ross Perot Best Quotes on Life and Business
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ross-perot-best-quotes-life-150700499.html