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  •  It is very reminiscent of '92 (10+ / 0-)

    I can say this because I was 20 and a big 'ol Perot supporter.  I was one of those "same shit, different pile" types who thought the only way to reform Washington was to throw a monkey wrench in the machine.  I probably would have been a Ron Paul guy if I were seventeen years younger.

    That being said, I can look back and confirm that these tea bag rallies are attracting the exact same people:  Young people who naively think that everything will run better if we just let everyone be, and older folks who have been consistently marginalized for one reason or the other.

    Problem is, Perot was the most charismatic leader that this so-called movement has ever generated, and he turned out to be a nutty old man with a severe Napoleonic complex.

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