How will we remember Ross Perot?

For Gen X, Ross Perot will be remembered as much as an SNL punchline as anything else.

Perot, the man who upset the apple cart in the 1992 race for the White House, died this week at age 89.

Perot got nearly 20 percent of the vote in 1992, and likely cost George H.W. Bush a second term.

He ran on a populist platform that fought against spending, and made NAFTA the target.

Perot's populism and trade protectionism is seen as paving the way for President Trump.

And that's the problem.

Perot will be remembered through the prism of the anti-Trump media in 2019. The folks who've spent almost three years excoriating President Trump will now write Perot's obituary.

They will undoubtedly write about Perot opening the door for Trump, opening the door for a lack of decorum, opening the door to challenge Washington D.C.

That's not only unfair. It's not right.

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