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If Perot were president

I appreciate the Opinion page article "Perot IsRefreshing; Perot Is Dangerous," Oct. 30. The double-bind Ross Perot presents is well expressed: On one hand he appeals to people's deep frustrations with the political establishment and the feeling of their powerlessness and uncertainty. Mr. Perot addresses the catastrophe of the debt clearly and forcefully. On the other hand he presents himself as a servant of the people, and he castigates the press for its descent into irrelevancies. Perot's rhetoric soun ds good and is probably sincere, but he would not be the passive implementor of the people's wishes. The danger of a fascist or totalitarian regime under Perot is small, yet nevertheless present. Richard J. Lee, Charlottesville, Va.

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