Dallas billionaire Ross Perot may have once cost me a girlfriend, but, contrary to popular belief, he did not cost President George H.W. Bush his 1992 re-election to the White House. Even before Perot mounted the most successful third-party presidential candidacy in U.S. history against Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton, he had been in and out of my life on multiple occasions. When I received my Eagle Scout award at age fifteen, Perot’s signature was on the congratulatory card because he was a major donor to Boy Scouts in Dallas. Years later, as a young reporter in Jacksonville, Florida, I was dating a woman named Sam who never fully understood the erratic hours of a news reporter. One night when she planned to cook me…View Original Post
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