|in UW-Milwaukee Post, April 27, 1992|
|in Racine Journal Times, May 26, 1992|
He shot to the top of national polls — in part because Republicans were associated with one set of interests and Democrats were associated with another, but potential voters could project onto Perot whatever priorities appealed to them.
|in UW-M Post, September 28, 1992|
|in UW-M Post, October 12, 1992|
|in UW-M Post, October 26, 1992|
|in UW-M Post, November 8, 1993|
|in Gaze Magazine (Mpls.), January 7, 1994|
|in UW-M Post, March 28, 1996|
But the truth is that Perot's forceful opposition to NAFTA opened his party's doors to the xenophobes who have lately been taking over the Republican party under Trump. Recent experience has shown that hard-core extremists outshout and outlast moderates and pragmatists, and if you don't think so, explain to me how Susan Collins is a leader rather than a follower.
The Reform Party certainly was not immune. If it were still around today, we might well have the Reform Party for Know-Nothings, the Republican Party for Corporate Theocrats, and the Democratic Party for Urban Sophisticates.