Three May Not Be A Crowd

No one said the life of an NPO--Nouveau Political Outsider--was easy. Ask retired General Colin L. Powell and millionaire publisher Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. The pair was just beginning to dance into the carny tent of American politics when veteran outsider Ross Perot grabbed the spotlight with one of his trademark surprises. On Sept. 25, the Texan announced the formation of the Independence Party, pledging to give centrist voters a choice between dying Democratic liberalism and Republican Big Business as usual.

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