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Clinton ‘The Free Candy Bar Boy,’ Perot Says

Sun., Nov. 3, 1996, midnight

Reform Party presidential candidate Ross Perot lashed out at President Clinton’s policies and ethics Saturday, calling on women to be offended by the incumbent’s attempt to buy their votes.

Stumping in suburban Detroit, a fist-pounding Perot criticized Clinton’s economic policies and campaign promises aimed at luring women voters.

“Every day its another goodie for girls. Guess who the majority of women in this country support - the free candy bar boy,” Perot said. He cited small business loans for women and a new law that requires insurance companies to pay for 48 hours of hospital care for new mothers.

“The worst thing a man can do to offend a women is to try and buy her,” Perot told a couple hundred supporters in a half-filled auditorium.

Perot, who has been trailing in the single digits in national polls, continued to attack Clinton while ignoring Republican Bob Dole.



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