Texan And Two Time Presidential Candidate, Ross Perot, Has Died
I remember thinking Ross Perot was entertaining as a candidate. From his infomercials to his quirky sayings, I always got a kick out of Ross.
I remember watching him get lampooned on SNL. He was larger than life, even if he wasn't all that tall.
Ross Perot passed away at the age of 89. He was a billionaire businessman who said things like, "That dog just won't hunt," and, "If you see a snake kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes."
Going back and watching Perot go toe-to-toe with Al Gore in '93 regarding NAFTA on Larry King is pretty humorous now. In the 2016 campaign season, I lost track of how many times candidates called NAFTA a bad deal.
Guess you could say Perot called it back in '93.
Across the media landscape today he is being hailed as a man of integrity, a great Texan, and a true patriot. He helped create better conditions for US prisoners of war during Vietnam. He organized and funded a mission to rescue his employees who had been taken hostage during a revolution in Iran in 1979.
He was a veteran, and one heck of a businessman.
And of course, he will be forever immortalized by the sketches done on SNL with Dana Carvey.