"There are a lot of people who are frustrated because they don't have jobs . . . and they want new leadership," Wieder said. "But they want a leader, not some jack-in-the-box who pops up every time he gets his button pushed."
Board of Supervisors Chairman Roger R. Stanton, a Bush supporter, said he was "a little puzzled" by Perot's actions.
"A couple of months ago (Perot) took Harry Truman's advice and when the heat got too hot he got out of the kitchen," Stanton said. "Now that the heat's down, he's back in. I wouldn't be surprised if things got tough again, he dropped out again. There is time for him to do that."