Ross Perot: Neither Obama nor Romney can save America

Ross Perot: Neither Obama nor Romney can save America

New York City : NY : USA | Oct 02, 2012 at 2:34 AM PDT
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Ross Perot, a billionaire and 1992 presidential contender, has remained silent on the 2012 presidential campaigns. However, as he attempted to stir up interest in his upcoming autobiography recently, he said he will not endorse either of the candidates because he thinks none of them is capable of saving America in case of a "hostile takeover" by foreign forces.

Warning of the disaster due to the impeding fiscal cliff, Perot said that our weak economy may invite invaders to come and take over America and we would not be able to do anything to stop them.

"If we are that weak, just think of who wants to come here first and take us over," the former CEO of info-tech company Perot Systems told USA Today on Monday. "The last thing I ever want to see is our country taken over because we're so financially weak, we can't do anything," Perot said.

“We’re on the edge of the cliff, and we have got to start fixing it now. Otherwise, we’re leaving a disaster to our children’s and our grandchildren’s future,” he said.

When anchor Richard Wolf asked him about his possible endorsement this election season, Perot sounded unimpressed by either of the candidates when it comes to building a stronger economy. "Nobody that's running really talks about it, about what we have to do and why we have to do it. They would prefer not to have it discussed."

While not really very straight forward, Perot’s comments are his first ever since he withdrew from the political landscape after his Reform Party failed in the 2000 election. Perot also expressed optimism over Tea Party’s efforts to nudge and wake up both Washington and the electorate. “It’s had an interesting impact. … It’s not the solution, but I think it was a healthy thing to happen. … It wakes up everybody running for office.”

Perot further said that the three things that he wishes for his country are a “strong, moral ethical base,” a “strong family unit in every home” and a “better public school system.” He also briefly touched the prosperous Clinton years calling it a "good luck" time.

“We were just lucky, going through a period where we had the money flowing. … It was just good luck that made it happened. Right now we’re going through a period of bad luck,” he said.

Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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