Ross Perot sounded alarm about US debt
When Ross Perot, a 1992 independent presidential candidate against then-Gov. Bill Clinton died July 9, I recalled my stint as his communications director in Arkansas.
I never thought I would work for a Republican-turned-Independent in 1991. But I was determined to defeat Clinton.
As a reporter at the Arkansas Democrat in 1989, I uncovered racism at Clinton’s doorstep. That’s another story.
Remember: Ross Perot stood for something in 1992. He knew the country’s national security was at stake. The now $30 trillion U.S. debt was about $18 trillion in 1989.
Perot was a “real” businessman. President Trump claims to be the same. But he says little about our out-of-control debt (to the bankers’ delight).
Is our president a fake about the country’s debt? Perot would probably say “Yes!”
Thank you for your service, Mr. Perot.
Three decades ago, you were trying to do the impossible. It was a time when national politics were burning down.
Steven Craig Hildebrand