From the story I wrote with Eliot Brown this week about the Independence Party, which is looking beyond 2010, and hoping to get past that Ross Perot problem:
The highlight of Mr. MacKay’s new standing will come in early July, when he hopes to conduct a few private screenings of a 48-minute documentary showing what went right, but mostly what went wrong, with the independent presidential campaign of Ross Perot. The goal, Mr. MacKay said, is to show the film to a number of influential people (billionaires, celebrities, etc.) in the country and convince one of them to run for president in 2012.
The move is, I think, another step by the party to find credible candidates, not just any rich person to self-fund a campaign under the Independence Party banner.