A Lesson on Winning from 1992 - I Was ThereSubmitted by IntellectualAnarchy on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 11:25
I came across this while doing show prep this morning
I was a part of the Perot campaign back in 1992 and saw history being made by a straight talking guy from Texas.
Perot is no Paul and I don't make comparisons between the two of them as far as ideology goes....
But for the first time since then, I am sensing a similarity in the buzz and energy going on across the political landscape. There are some lessons to be learned from if we look back at how Perot succeeded in the polls and how even after self-destructing during his campaign, he still managed to get 19% of the vote in the general election.
Gallup today came out with new numbers on the dissatisfaction with Congress and Government.
The numbers are at record lows and very similar to what they were in 1992. People are fed up and looking for something different. Something honest. Something they can believe.
I saw amazing transformations take place on a local, county and state level. People coming out of the woodwork and marching in the streets. Young people. Old people who hadn't been involved politically for 30 or 40 years. Different religions. Different races. Different income levels. Democrats and Republicans. It was an amazing experience to witness first hand.
I've been looking back at how we did things back in 1992 and would encourage the campaign to examine how Perot came out of the gate and took the fight to Bush and Clinton. People laugh about how Perot used to pull out his charts and show people how the economy was in bad shape and how the two candidates measured up to each other. As funny as it may have seemed. IT WORKED. There is no disputing that fact.
Anyway, that was my inspiration for the morning. Back to work.