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All 3 seem like good ideas, though Perot has been done before.
There are different types of story telling'round these parts. There's "textbook" which is basically " in the first term of president __________, he did yadda yadda yadda & really wanted to do blah blah blah, etc." There's date-by-date, which is basically
"February 8th, 2006: President Bush visits Prime Minister Blair. They discuss the situation in Iraq.
February 9th, 2006: President Bush returns from his visit to the UK, etc."
Then there's a third format where it refers to books written in the alternate universe such as Bob Woodward's "McCain at War" which discusses the initial steps of the invasion of Afghanistan.