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Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!
Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey

Posted on 04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT by LesDowrey

During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, “Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted.” Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, “I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten.” He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, “She did a hell of a job as Secretary of State and people have a lot of admiration for her.” Reflecting on his own loss in 1988, Governor Dukakis sympathized with two Republican candidates who also fell short, Mitt Romney and Bob Dole. “Mitt was Governor of Massachussetts…was a decent enough guy, and part of your job (as a candidate) is to give people a real sense of who you really are. I don’t think Romney did it very well, I’m not sure I did it really well. You know, Bob Dole is one of the funniest, wittiest guys I ever met, and the poor guy in that 1996 race looked like an undertaker!” To hear the full interview check out the latest episode of the Least Dangerous Podcast available now on I-Tunes, Stitcher, Tune In, and Soundcloud.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bobdole; dole; dukakis; hillary; hillaryclinton; massachusetts; massachussetts; michaeldukakis; mittromney; romney
I-TUNES LINK: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/least-dangerous-podcast/id805034638

STITCHER LINK: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=44172&refid=stpr

TUNE IN LINK: http://tunein.com/radio/Least-Dangerous-Podcast-p575058/

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: https://soundcloud.com/explodeded/ldp-11-michael-dukakis

1 posted on 04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT by LesDowrey
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To: LesDowrey

He’s still alive?


2 posted on 04/15/2014 12:14:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: LesDowrey

I think let’s just have all the people that ran for President in the last 20 years just get up and go for it again.

Maybe we could have Dancing with the Presidential Candidates and see how that goes. Either way we’re gonna have final two that nobody wants. The heffer Clinton and probably Shrub III.


3 posted on 04/15/2014 12:15:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: LesDowrey

“She did a hell of a job as Secretary of State and people have a lot of admiration for her.”

Yet no one can offer up even 1 accomplishment although she did reduce the Benghazi operating staff by 4 in her version of reducing costs.


4 posted on 04/15/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Secret Agent Man

5 posted on 04/15/2014 12:18:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t he have a tank to ride in?


6 posted on 04/15/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LesDowrey
“She did a hell of a job as Secretary of State and people have a lot of admiration for her.”


7 posted on 04/15/2014 12:20:04 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: LesDowrey
"What was that? A bat?"

Yup! An old bat.

8 posted on 04/15/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: LesDowrey
You know, Bob Dole is one of the funniest, wittiest guys I ever met, and the poor guy in that 1996 race looked like an undertaker!

Because consultants warned him his humor sounded "too mean-spirited."

Better to lose as yourself than to win as Plastic Man.

9 posted on 04/15/2014 12:22:26 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: LesDowrey

Dukakis was 40 points ahead WITH THE MEDIA who were trying to pound that info to the public to make them think the election was over.

What they did was convince Dems that they didn’t need to go out to vote, thankfully giving him a loss.

They tried to do the opposite with Bush II and almost made him lose, because he was looking so good before the first election. Supporession of the turnout motivation almost made AlGore the prosident. I know I dindt vote that year because Rush Limbaugh had said it was all in Bush’s favor. (I know.. very stupid, but I was home sick)


10 posted on 04/15/2014 12:26:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: newfreep

She did accumulate more Frequent Flyer Miles than any 100 airline employees, combined, in world history!


11 posted on 04/15/2014 1:24:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: LesDowrey

12 posted on 04/15/2014 1:39:57 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: LesDowrey
Dukakis is somewhat hyper-partisan but seems to be basically a decent human being.

Nominating someone like that for President in 1988 was the last time the Democrats made that mistake.

13 posted on 04/15/2014 1:55:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus (ADES)
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14 posted on 04/15/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Mr. K

Dukakis was talking about when he lost the Democrat renomination as Governor in 1978 to Conservative Ed King. King was the last Conservative Governor of MA (1979-83).


15 posted on 04/15/2014 6:29:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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