Perot and Nader — The Independents
One of the toughest tasks in modern presidential campaigns is mounting a competitive third party bid that can siphon attention—and votes away—from the major party candidates. Texas billionaire Ross Perot’s unconventional campaign would excite and disrupt the 1992 election, while consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s success in 2000 would leave many liberals labeling him a “spoiler.”
Ross Perot's Rise From Humble Beginnings
Ross Perot’s humble background and early career led to bold decisions later in life.
Ross Perot Builds a Third Political Party
Despite not having the normal trappings of a campaign, Perot successfully builds a base.
Ralph Nader Decides to Run in 2000
Nader wanted to shift politics to favor the people.
Nader vs the Democratic Machine
Nader refused to drop out, and wasn't able to reach out to the Democratic party.