Hmm, I wonder how the Democrats would react to this? I could definitely see the voices of folks like Jerry Brown and Jesse Jackson becoming louder in response. Also an earlier Perot joint that’s successful probably means the appearance of a Reform like party earlier which would definitely make the New Democrats feel awkward.
Early polling in 1992 showed that Perot was taking votes overwhelmingly from Bill Clinton. By the actual election it had evened out, and maybe that was inevitable, but I imagine a Perot victory would be driven largely from bringing in traditional Democrat voters.'88 is a very bad cycle for Perot (or any kind of outsider candidate) and '92 is a perfect one and Perot still totally fucked that.
I’ve seen ‘Perot was basically a Republican spoiler’ plenty of times but never seen the opposite of that.