Fame, if you win it, comes and goes in a minute
Fame, if you win it, comes and goes in a minute....
lyric, "Make Someone Happy"
by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
In the early 1990's, H Ross Perot was one of the most famous people in America. He ran for president as a 3rd party candidate and got almost 20 million votes against Bill Clinton and George HW Bush. For awhile that year it seemed like the short brash fast talking Texas billionaire could pull off the impossible and win the presidency from outside the two party framework. Perot was leading in some polls early in the year. He didnt fare particularly well in the televised debates though and by election day it was clear all he could do was be a spoiler. Still, it was quite a ride.
Perot died today at the age of 89.
I dont think anyone seeded anything here about Perot today, even though the news of his death came out this morning.
On the ABC World News tonight, the news of his death was 5th or 6th on the list and only merited a quite brief story.
I guess you need to do better than be the most successful 3rd party candidate in the past 100 years to get a big time obit.