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 humble background and early career led to bold decisions later in life.
Despite not having the normal trappings of a campaign, Perot successfully builds a base.
Nader wanted to shift politics to favor the people.
Nader refused to drop out, and wasn't able to reach out to the Democratic party.