Ross Perot

We Don't Know Whether Perot Cost Bush in 1992

Sean Trende, Real Clear Politics

While Perot might have had an equal impact from a popular vote perspective, he did not necessarily have an equal impact from an electoral perspective.  He probably did flip states like Montana and Nevada to Clinton; his impact in larger Midwestern states is harder to gauge. Of course, the popular vote was a five-point Clinton win, and if Perot really did draw evenly between the two it seems extremely unlikely that Bush was going to win the Electoral College under any circumstances, even if Perot likely did cost Bush a few electoral votes. Presidents who win a majority in the Electoral College are the presidents, period, and they are no less legitimate if a third party candidate does play spoiler.

A History Lesson For Jeb Bush

As we see it, Jeb Bush’s claim that he wants a primary to spark “a conversation about what it is to be a conservative…” is nothing more than a cover story to justify a scorched earth primary campaign against Donald Trump that would only advantage the Democrats and jeopardize all the conservative successes of Trump’s first term.

Pining for Perot

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

A #NeverTrump third party run is more like Ross Perot in 1992. Perot was a cross between Trump and Ron Paul, but he was the real thing versus a Macy’s Thanksgiving parade inflatable of himself. I voted for Perot in ’92. Now I pine for Perot, who threw himself on the funeral pyre in protest of the “read my lips” betrayal.

Conclusion: Should Conservatives Support Trump If He Wins The GOP Nomination?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman and George Rasley, Editor, CHQ
The idea that movement conservatives should join forces with the Republican establishment to deny Donald Trump the nomination would be an unforgivable betrayal, perpetuate the near-treasonous sellout of our country, and be a disaster for the conservative movement. We urge Trump and Cruz delegates to form an alliance and to stand together to ensure that the Republican National Convention nominates a conservative – populist ticket.