Skip to comments.Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee
Posted on 12/18/2011 11:37:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper.
In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election.
"A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack Obama in 2012. I've made my decision, and I believe our best hope lies in Governor Mitt Romney," Dole wrote.
"As President, Mitt Romney will succeed in turning this country around," he wrote. "He rescued a flailing Winter Olympics when it was mired in financial scandal. He was an exceptional Governor of Massachusetts, who managed to both balance the state's budget and cut taxes while dealing with an overwhelmingly Democratic state legislature."
Though Dole's endorsement is not much of a surprise this election cycle, he went a different route in 2008 when Romney made his first bid for the nomination. Four years ago Romney got in some hot water when he said that Dole - who had written a letter supporting eventual Republican nominee Senator John McCain - was the last person he would want a letter from.
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Well then, I guess that cinches it for Mittens then! /s
Bob Dole-—is that ole coot still alive?
Finally! I’ve been waiting on the blue-ribbon douche, Bob Dole, to guide my decision.
Dole takes his latest dose of Viagra, and ends up backing Willard.
Now THERE’S a surprise.
I don’t agree with Bob Dole on this, but please show some respect to a man who lost a limb in the service for this country.
Mittens is the only one guaranteed NOT to defeat 0bama!
This is news?
We can only hope for more kiss-of-death endorsements from RINO losers for Romney.
This Dole(drums) endorsement should cost MittWitt at least a point or two... :-)
Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney....Now let’s see....what do they have in common?
Newt must have the RINO establishment scared sh!tless for Bob Dole to come out this early and back Romney. The RINOs are now going all out to try and stop Newt. Sorry RINOs you will not be telling me how to vote. GO NEWT!
It’s happening again.
If Bob Dole is endorsing Mitt, then that alone is reason enough to vote for someone else.
Dole’s always supported RINOs.
Bob Dole: GOP should support healthcare reform
Remarkable that he used the first person singular in that statement.
Has Debbie was-a-man Shultz endorsed Romney yet?
but but but who will he endorse in the general election??
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