Perot Changes Mind, Endorses Presidential Candidate

by InvestorPlace Staff | October 16, 2012 8:12 pm

[1]Ross Perot has apparently changed his mind.

A little over two weeks after saying he would not be endorsing either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama[2] for president, the former third-party candidate for president released a statement today backing Romney[3].

Perot had quite a bit to say on why he decided to endorse Romney:

“The fact of the matter is that the United States is on unsustainable course. At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home, and our constitutional freedoms. That is why I am endorsing Mitt Romney in his quest for the presidency. We can’t afford four more years in which national debt mushrooms out of control, our government grows, and our military is weakened. Mitt has the background, experience, intelligence, and integrity to turn things around. He has my absolute support.”

Given his family’s continued support of Republican candidates since his runs for president in 1992 and 1996, it’s not too surprising that Perot threw his support to Romney, even if it took him a while to make up his mind on it.

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPolitics Editor

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