"I'm a member of United We Stand America and the Reform Party. Ross Perot received 19% of the vote in 1992. We have every right to be included in the debates and it's unconstitutional not to include us."
--Tom Fray, 36, Huntington Beach
"It should not be sewed up between the two candidates who don't know what they're doing and all they can do is tax, tax, tax and screw up the country."
--Thomas T. Wood, 78, Huntington Beach
Do Not Want Perot in Debate
"He just doesn't deserve it. He's too low, percentage-wise, among registered voters. He's not going to get elected anyway, so why do we have to listen to someone who is a bag of air?"
--Martie Schrank, Fullerton
"He's financing a one-man party. It's not necessarily representative of a wide spectrum."
--Nancy Kelly, Santa Ana
"We've seen enough of him on those info-commercials. If he were in the debates, that would make me not watch them. That's how crazy he makes me when I see him."
--Chloe Molnar, 66, Huntington Beach
"It makes a sham out American politics and it's almost gut-wrenching that at this point in time he reappears one more time to be the buffoon. If the Reform Party comes up with another serious candidate such as [Colin] Powell, wonderful, then put him in, but not Ross Perot."
--Donald Vaugh Micklos, 59, Buena Park
"He is simply a destroyer. The man is a fraud. I just feel that the man is a total liar and has no right to be on television with two proper candidates."
--Marilyn Ratigan, 60, San Clemente
"We should not have to listen to the windbag again."
--Betty P. Forrest, 62, Mission Viejo
"He is a whining little peon moron. I don't even think we should even give him the time of day."
--Mary Smith, 38, Costa Mesa
"He's not a viable candidate. That's like the Houston Astros or the California Angels thinking they should be part of the World Series."
--Travis Clauson, 30, Monarch Beach
"Perot forfeited his opportunity to be included when he opted out of the last election. Why should we listen to him again to have him opt out at a later date?"
--Dixie Mitchell, 55, Irvine
"He's on a personal ego trip to see what he can do to get into politics, buying his way in. He's trying to buy his way through and if he can't get in one way, he'll sue his way into it."
--John Gobbell, 59, Newport Beach
"What Perot did during the last election was absolutely unthinkable. And there's no doubt in my mind that after all this hoopla, the same thing will happen again."
--Betty Morrin, 68, Irvine
"The jerk should absolutely not be allowed to debate with these two people, one of which will be the president of the United States. The man is an idiot, he's a spoiler. Based on his past histrionics, absolutely not."
--Dennis Bazant, 58, Garden Grove
"He's not serious about this election, he's just trying to destroy the Republicans' chance of winning. . . . And they need all the help they can get right now."
--Don Fullman, 43, Laguna Niguel
"He wouldn't debate the opponent in his own party. . . . The only thing Perot should run for is dogcatcher."
--Dan Duckworth, 56, Anaheim Hills