Perot's influence

The article "Pundits Weigh Perot's Prospects," May 22, has me somewhat confounded. Ross Perot has come into the political spotlight at a time when Americans are fed up with the performance of our elected officials. He stands as a beacon of hope for a faltering system. In this light, why does Earl Black find it "amazing," that people are reaching out for this new symbol? How can David Gergen find it "astonishing" that the people are giving support to one who has a cleaner slate than either George Bush or Bill Clinton? Is it amazing and astonishing that voters are displeased that Washington has allowed the economy to deteriorate? A vote for Mr. Perot in November is a vote against the Bush administration. Robert McGowan, Hamburg, N.Y.

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