Tag Archives: Ross Perot

Richard Lamm Dies

Former Colorado governor Richard Lamm, who challenged Ross Perot for the 1996 Reform Party presidential nomination, died yesterday at the age of 85. According to Colorado Public Radio, Lamm died after suffering complications from a pulmonary embolism.

Lamm, who served as governor of Colorado for three terms (1975–1987) as a Democrat, sought the presidential nomination of the Reform Party after industrialist Ross Perot founded the party in 1995. … Read more ...

Questions Nicholas Hensley Refuses to Answer

Over the summer Reform Party chairman-elect Nicholas Hensley requested an interview with IPR.  Questions were sent to him.  He refused to answer them.

After Hensley became chairman earlier this month, IPR reminded him of the questions but still he refused to answer.

Here’s the questions that were too difficult for Hensley to answer:

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Nicholas Hensley Now Officially the Reform Party National Chairman

Longtime Reform Party National Committee Secretary Nicholas Hensley officially became chairman of the party on December 3 after outgoing chairman Bill Merrell took an early exit from the post.

Hensley was elected chairman at the virtual 2020 Reform National Convention last summer but his term was not expected to begin until next year.… Read more ...

One Year After: The Reform Party Remembers Ross Perot

One year ago today, Texas industrialist Ross Perot died at the age of 89.  The Reform Party, which Perot founded after his monumental 1992 Independent presidential campaign and for whom he served as their inaugural 1996 presidential nominee, released the following statement at the time of his death:

Today, the nation lost a great man.… Read more ...

Nicholas Hensley: Reform Party Elects New Officers and Fills Vacancies

Current Reform Party National Committee Secretary and chairman-elect Nicholas Hensley posted the following article yesterday on the Reform Party website:

On June 13th, 2020 the Reform Party National Committee met to elect new officers for the 2021 to 2025 term and fill executive committee vacancies.

Long time Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley of North Carolina was elected the next Reform Party Chairman.… Read more ...

Alliance Party Nominates 2020 Presidential Ticket of De La Fuente/Richardson

The Alliance Party held its first presidential nomination convention yesterday with participants on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.  The party nominated the ticket of businessman Rocky De La Fuente for president and historian Darcy Richardson for vice president.

Chairman Jim Rex, the former South Carolina Superintendent of Education, opened the convention. … Read more ...

Amid Trump’s POW Tweet Reaction, Perot’s Rebuke of McCain Recalled

Earlier today, President Donald Trump, once a candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination (in 2000), tweeted the following:

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Ross Perot, Two-Time Presidential Candidate, Dies

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Henry Ross Perot, best known for running for president twice, passed away on July 9th after a battle with leukemia.

Perot’s initial campaign for president as centrist oriented Independent campaign gained nationwide support, even earning him a spot on the 1992 General Election Debates, the only time the US had 3 candidates for President on the debate stage.… Read more ...

CBS 60 Minutes – Johnson Promises: “No Hypocrisy; Full Transparency”

60-minutes60 Minutes corespondent Steve Kroft interviewed Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld for broadcast on CBS earlier tonight. It’s the first time 60 Minutes has interviewed any third-party presidential candidate AND the vice-presidential running mate.  Johnson: “I believe this is going to be the demise of the Republican Party. . .… Read more ...

Ralph Nader Praises Donald Trump as “Breath of Fresh Air”

Consumer advocate and four time Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader appeared yesterday on Fox Business Network calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a “breath of fresh air,” explaining that he was “delighted” by Trump’s refusal to rule out a third party bid.

“The two party tyranny that blocks voter choices and dominates the political scene on behalf of big business needs to be broken up and Trump is the one to do it,” said Nader to host Deirdre Bolton, “it takes a billionaire.… Read more ...

Buchanan-Trump Embrace Recalls 2000 Reform Party Race

In 1999, Saturday Night Live parodied the battle between paleoconservative icon Pat Buchanan and entrepreneur Donald Trump for control of Ross Perot’s Reform Party.  Social issues dominated the debate as Trump and Buchanan both sought the party’s presidential nomination.  Today, more than 15 years later, the two are finding common ground as Trump mounts a Republican presidential campaign that may ultimately lead to an Independent run.… Read more ...

Former Congressman Vin Weber: Add Third-Party Candidate to Presidential Debates

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In a interview with Michael A. Smerconish (a weekly Saturday program on CNN) which was broadcast earlier today, former Republican Congressman, and current Jeb Bush adviser, Vin Weber called for the addition of a Third Party candidate to the Presidential debates.

A transcript of the relevant portions of the broadcast follows:

SMERCONISH: There is a new frontrunner emerging from the pack of 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Marco Rubio (is) gaining traction.… Read more ...