Lamm Refuses To Endorse Perot’s Run For President

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm said Wednesday he will not back Ross Perot, who defeated him for the Reform Party presidential nomination.

Without condemning the young party’s nominating system entirely, Lamm said he was not given a level playing field in the race and could not endorse Perot for reasons “personal.” He praised the billionaire Texan for founding and funding the party but also said Perot could end up being its downfall.

“No viable American political party is ever going to be sustained by just one person,” Lamm said during an appearance at a hotel near the Democratic National Convention hall.

Lamm said he will not endorse any presidential candidate and would not reveal who he will vote for in November, only saying the debate on Medicare and entitlements will shape his decision.

“I’m not endorsing anyone because I don’t think the world is waiting breathless to see who it would be,” he said.

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