7.Perot goes MIA
Ross Perot was the ultimate underdog in 1992 as the third party candidate, but he garnered an astounding amount of support as he portrayed himself as the ultimate Washington outsider. During the summer, he actually led the race, as his message resonated with Americans who were tired of establishment politicians. But in mid-July, he suddenly decided to drop out, causing many of his supporters to feel betrayed and costing him much of their support. Perot later claimed that he made the decision because the Bush campaign threatened to release digitally altered photographs of his daughter, who was about to get married. Two weeks later, he was back in the race, but the campaign was foundering.