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In 1992 Ross Perot, a businessman from Texas, announced on Larry King Live that he would run for the presidency as an independent candidate. Perot had no political experience but wanted to run out of a sense of dissatisfaction with politics and ran with the platform of increasing the war on drugs, balancing the federal budget, and making democracy easier by creating “electronic town halls”. Campaigning against Bill Clinton, who eventually won, Perot lost with 19% of the vote, the highest number of votes won by an independent candidate since 1912. Perot unsuccessfully ran against Bill Clinton again in 1996, and continues to be involved in politics and big business today.
Ross Perot Presidential Campaign, 1992. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Perot_presidential_campaign,_1992.