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Dole for O'Donnell
politico.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/24/2010 5:42:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

An endorsement from a symbol of bygone centrist Republicanism, Bob Dole:

Christine O’Donnell’s message resonated with the voters, and to the surprise of many she defeated Congressman Mike Castle, who many of us thought would win. The primary is over and in my opinion it is time for voters to join hands and support Christine O’Donnell. The Delaware seat is important and the winner in November could well determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate.

I find many of the attacks on O’Donnell to be personal and lacking in balance and fairness. If her campaign wishes I am willing to assist in a limited way since I am still a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I will have surgery Monday, September 27.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobdole; christineodonnell

1 posted on 09/24/2010 5:42:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOOD for Bob Dole!!


2 posted on 09/24/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds good. Dole is not a neocon.


3 posted on 09/24/2010 5:44:36 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow! Take THAT, Rove.


4 posted on 09/24/2010 5:45:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dole, an aide said, is having knee surgery, and has contributed the maximum to O'Donnell's campaign.

Good show Mr Dole!

5 posted on 09/24/2010 5:47:05 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow.

Dole is no “crazed right-winger.”


6 posted on 09/24/2010 5:47:57 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmm popcorn time!


7 posted on 09/24/2010 5:49:24 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))......November and Beyond!)
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To: Ann Archy; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Perdogg

I agree! Bob Dole, unlike Juan McPain has class.

Looking at the performance of Lott, Frist and McConnell, it makes me look at Senator Dole in a better light, for sure.


8 posted on 09/24/2010 5:50:05 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bob Dole likes good witches. LOL


9 posted on 09/24/2010 5:51:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God Bless you Bob!


10 posted on 09/24/2010 5:51:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Way to go Dole, shove it in the faces of the Party “insiders” that didn’t pull their weight during your campaign.


11 posted on 09/24/2010 5:52:06 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dole is trying to make up for his donation to Charlie Crist. Did he give money to C.O.D.?


12 posted on 09/24/2010 5:53:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for Bob...


13 posted on 09/24/2010 5:58:36 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many blessings to a man who served us always...

God Bless you Bob!


14 posted on 09/24/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: onyx; maggief; penelopesire; Lauren BaRecall; Fishtalk
Bob Dole comes out for O'Donnell...Thank you Bob.
15 posted on 09/24/2010 6:05:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Thank you Bob Dole. A man of principle and character and upon reflection, I do not recall him ever acting entitled and superior and disdainful of any voter. Robert Dole always had a sense of fair play and decent politicking. Class will out. Castle has shown that he would rather the Republican party lose this senate seat than support the winner, Christine OD. In addition, he seems to not have any regard for the fact that it was the Republican party that gave him his political career and he should in all fairness now support the winner of the Republican primary. Still time for Castle to stop pouting and put his shoulder to the wheel and help COD win this senate seat. Some legacy he is leaving behind if he continues with this destructive write in threat.
16 posted on 09/24/2010 6:08:28 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a good endorsement for O’Donnell. As others have correctly pointed out, Dole was considered by many to be the classic centrist Republican when he was in the Senate. How much influence his endorsement will have in 2010 is unclear, but to the extent that it does, I only see upsides for O’Donnell.

Good on ya, Mr. Dole!


17 posted on 09/24/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bob Dole is a great American. God bless him.


18 posted on 09/24/2010 6:11:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

Bob Dole just wants some attention..he was a RINO..


19 posted on 09/24/2010 6:12:44 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Free ThinkerNY
God bless BobDole.

Haven't heard from him for awhile but it sounds as though he 'gets it'.

20 posted on 09/24/2010 6:13:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: hoosiermama

Bob Dole was not a good presidential candidate and I disagreed with him a lot, but he is a patriot and a great American. He loves the Republican Party and doesn’t want to see it torn apart...something that could very well happen in the upcoming year or two. Kudos to him for his common sense and best wishes to him with his health issues.


21 posted on 09/24/2010 6:15:00 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: DemforBush

I have been privileged to know Senator Dole personally for the last 4 years. While politically, he is not as conservative as I would like, I echo earlier posts to state that he has CLASS (with a capital C). As was true many times in the past, he has stepped up to serve his country.


22 posted on 09/24/2010 6:16:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeBanker
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To: Hojczyk
He was a RINO when being one was a little more defensible.

I'd like to think of him as one of us these days.

23 posted on 09/24/2010 6:18:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk

“Bob Dole just wants some attention..he was a RINO..”

Really? Why do you think he wants some attention? Looking for a spot on Jersey Shore?


24 posted on 09/24/2010 6:19:39 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: skeeter
Senator Dole had the good grace to resign his senate seat when he ran for President. I love what he did for the WWII vets (the beautiful memorial on the mall is due largely from his efforts) and I love that many years ago he crawled out of a foxhole to retrieve a wounded soldier and suffered horrendous wounds as a result. I love that he 'gets it' and I love him.

I remember katie colic (couric) hated him so much she could not say his name ithout making a face or practicaly spitting in disgust. Her pathetic bias made me even love him more during his presidential campaign.

25 posted on 09/24/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Al B.

I agree. Having said that, a good candidate would not be needing this.


26 posted on 09/24/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: rwfromkansas

No, he’s not. But Dole was the first person I ever cast a vote for in a Presidential election when I turned 18. He’s always been a good guy and honorable. That is why I cast a vote for him over Clinton. At the time I was not a conservative politically but Clinton’s character made me sick.

I’m still proud of that vote. The exact opposite of how I feel about the vote for McCain in ‘08, though it was more a vote for Palin. I was content to abstain that year otherwise.

Sorry to hear he’s in the hospital. I didn’t know.


27 posted on 09/24/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: TheConservativeBanker
TCB...

IF still in contact with the Senator wish us well in his knee surgery from all of Freeperdom. Dittos, this is Class personified. He never made it about "me" like some others on the national stage in the last 2 years, he always has put country 1st and doing the right thing, even when 1 vote cost him the balanced budget admendment, he didn't want to do it with a resignation/absention from a fellow Senator...

28 posted on 09/24/2010 6:24:34 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: GOP_Lady

A RomneyBot opining on good candidates. That’s rich.


29 posted on 09/24/2010 6:26:05 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: skeeter
I suppose he might just have changed or maybe it is old age..If I remember right he was not to helpful to Ronald Reagan..he went along ..but they had to drag him..Sure he would have been better than OBAMA ..Reagan worst mistake was making Bush his V.P... he cut the revolution short..
30 posted on 09/24/2010 6:26:35 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Dole was more liberal then I am in my policies but he was a good man then, and he is a good man now.


31 posted on 09/24/2010 6:28:34 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: TheConservativeBanker

I agree - Dole has always been a classy guy. I wish he would have been a better candidate in 1996, and I didn’t always agree with him on the issues. But he has decency and character aplenty.


32 posted on 09/24/2010 6:28:37 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Al B.

Knock it off. I can have an opinion about ANY candidate.


33 posted on 09/24/2010 6:29:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: exit82; MarkLevinFan; DelaWhere; hoosiermama

GOOD on Bob Dole!

He contributed the max, too!

Very nice message too.

Bob Dole “gets it.”

I will pray for his successful surgery.


34 posted on 09/24/2010 6:31:14 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is the Viagra talking.


35 posted on 09/24/2010 6:32:31 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Ann Archy
“GOOD for Bob Dole!!”

Forever the Honorable Patriot. Even from his hospital bed he is willing to fight for fairness. He is one of a kind and I feel so honored to stand in agreement with Bob Dole.

36 posted on 09/24/2010 6:33:06 PM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: DaltonNC

Beautifully stated. Hear! Hear!


37 posted on 09/24/2010 6:33:59 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Hojczyk
Bob Dole just wants some attention..he was a RINO..

He's still a great patriot, and that's what I was getting at.

38 posted on 09/24/2010 6:50:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: TheConservativeBanker
I always had the impression that Senator Dole always possessed that Reaganesque quality of respecting the intelligence and the person of the voter.

This is an important endorsement from a man who was an elected representative in the days when there were statesmen. God bless him.

39 posted on 09/24/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Paladino is a rock star!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“If her campaign wishes I am willing to assist in a limited way...”

Excellent, Mr. Dole. We welcome all patriots.


40 posted on 09/24/2010 7:43:02 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Hojczyk
nonsense...he's as good as they get....we toss around the word "rino" and it means absolutely nothing ....I mean between Dole and Bloomberg and Castle and Murkowski there is LOTS of difference...

I wish we people would leave good feeling threads alone.....

41 posted on 09/24/2010 7:53:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GOP_Lady

would you just go away.....you’ve gotten to be very irritating.....


42 posted on 09/24/2010 7:55:05 PM PDT by cherry
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To: bmwcyle

“It is the Viagra talking.”

Stuff it.

Mr. Dole did more in service to America during one day in Italy in World War II than you’ve done in your entire useless and non-descript life.

If you can’t welcome another patriot to our cause, at least keep your fat mouth shut.


43 posted on 09/24/2010 7:57:39 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Hojczyk
"..Reagan worst mistake was making Bush his V.P... he cut the revolution short.."

oh yes....I watched that convention carefully and Bush came out of nowhere.....I never figured out why RR would let that nincompoop Bush in, and IIRC, Bush was a nasty candidate during the primaries...

some sort of inside power play that forced RR's hand IMO...

44 posted on 09/24/2010 7:58:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

I wouldn’t say that to you simply because we disagree on a political candidate.


45 posted on 09/25/2010 5:09:45 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: skeeter
One of us?

He was a war hero served his country.

He paid his dues, he was a better Majority leader then most.

Are you all of one mind here?

Talk about lock step.

46 posted on 09/25/2010 6:13:57 AM PDT by southphilly
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wow.

I thought Bob Dole was killed by Gore's chauffeur in the 90's, or a Viagra overdose or something.

Pretty pathetic that he's now one of the most conservative voices in DC.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

47 posted on 09/25/2010 7:02:21 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: southphilly
I don't understand your comment.

By 'one of us' I'm referring to the current political movement as represented by O'Donnell and candidates like her.

What are you referring to?

48 posted on 09/25/2010 9:24:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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