DALLAS -- Warning that the United States is "on the edge of a severe recession or depression," Ross Perot is urging the nation's leaders to "get started now" on revitalizing the economy, adding that he may soon run television ads to highlight the dangers of not taking tough measures immediately.
At the present rate of decline, he declared yesterday, "The American dream is gone."
But Mr. Perot also expressed optimism that economic revitalization can be achieved. "We can do it now. And if we do it carefully and do it well, we can avoid an economic catastrophe," he said in the first interview he has given to a newspaper since quitting the race abruptly last Thursday.