In the 1992 U.S. Presidential Election, there was a significant third contender. The race was:
George Bush Sr.---Republican, sitting President
Bill Clinton--------Democrat, sitting Governor
Ross Perot--------no party, businessman
(If I remember my facts correctly)
Ross Perot received around 15% of the popular vote. This seems to indicate that the public was dissatisfied pretty strongly about something(s). What was it? The recent Persian Gulf War and an economic recession set the atmosphere. But....15 percent? That's pretty rare.
I'm not old enough to remember those political times, so for those of you who are, or are just more informed about recent history:
What happened that drew so many people to a third candidate? What was the political backdrop?