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Thread: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    my first vote ever was for Perot. i turned 18 the week before voting.

    i think Clinton did a decent job, however.

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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Perot was, by far, the most electable libertarian we've ever had.
    Well, Perot was definitely not a libertarian.

    Anti-gun
    Pro-drug war
    Pro-tariff
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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Bill Clinton easy.
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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot
    Well, Perot was definitely not a libertarian.

    Anti-gun
    Pro-drug war
    Pro-tariff
    He wasn't perfect, and to be honest I am not 100% up on many of his social positions. I know that, fiscally, he had a very strong libertarian stance.

    And I do support tariffs to a certain extent. I thought Clinton was a great president, but I still say NAFTA was his great mistake.

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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    I voted for Bush Sr. back in '92, because I liked the guy... still do... and had no idea who this stranger from Arkansas was about. By '96, I'd figured out that Clinton was a lousy husband and a whoring horndog, but a damned good president. So I voted for him. In 2008 I was presented with Bush-lite and BubbleBrain versus UnqualifiedProfessionalCampaigner and FootInMouth. So I didn't vote for either of 'em.

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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    my first vote ever was for Perot. i turned 18 the week before voting.

    i think Clinton did a decent job, however.
    Agreed. Clinton did do a decent job. Other than the way he treated the military. I was a young Marine then and remember having to duct tape my flak jacket closed, use 550 cord for a chin strap on my helmet, sew holes closed on my cammies, only half my unit being allowed to train because we didn't have the rounds for everyone to shoot, having to steal from each other to make trucks run, etc. It was a sad display. A lot of people don't realize how poor we (the military) were. We went into the 2003 invasion very under equipped. I remember we only had one SAPI (small arms protective insert, a "bullet proof" plate) per person than only stopped a 9mm round. Kinda sucked considering we were going against an army that had a high powered assault rifle. I had to give up my plate to my turret gunner so he had a front and back SAPI plate in. Yep, those were the days. When stealing from the Army was something I was trained to do as a young Marine. We used to drive from Camp Lejeune to Fort Bragg (about 2 hours) just to steal equipment from the Army. LOL. Great times.
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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I was 12, but I do remember laughing at Ross Perot and his ears.
    The same ears that Hussein Obama has....Do you laugh at his?
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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Agreed. Clinton did do a decent job. Other than the way he treated the military. I was a young Marine then and remember having to duct tape my flak jacket closed, use 550 cord for a chin strap on my helmet, sew holes closed on my cammies, only half my unit being allowed to train because we didn't have the rounds for everyone to shoot, having to steal from each other to make trucks run, etc. It was a sad display. A lot of people don't realize how poor we (the military) were. We went into the 2003 invasion very under equipped. I remember we only had one SAPI (small arms protective insert, a "bullet proof" plate) per person than only stopped a 9mm round. Kinda sucked considering we were going against an army that had a high powered assault rifle. I had to give up my plate to my turret gunner so he had a front and back SAPI plate in. Yep, those were the days. When stealing from the Army was something I was trained to do as a young Marine. We used to drive from Camp Lejeune to Fort Bragg (about 2 hours) just to steal equipment from the Army. LOL. Great times.
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    Re: 1992 Election Redux: Bush, Clinton, or Perot?

    I wouldn't be born until the next year, but I would probably vote for Perot. As Bigfoot pointed out he was anti-gun, anti-free trade, and pro drug war. However, with the exception of the second one, I don't see the difference between him and the other two candidates on these issues. Clinton may have been a decent President, and Bush Sr wasn't all that bad. However, I don't think either of them got economics as well as Perot. The man is far from perfect in my eyes, but he would have gotten my vote had I been born in or before 1974.
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