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Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee
Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2011

Posted on 12/18/2011 5:12:27 PM PST by presidio9

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.

Dole was Senate majority leader at the same time that Newt Gingrich - one of Romney's main rivals in the quest to unseat Obama - was speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

But the two Republican congressional leaders were often at loggerheads,

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobdole; geraldrford; iowa; loser; massachusetts; mittromney; newtgingrich; reevaluategingrich; viagrabob
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1 posted on 12/18/2011 5:12:29 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Who is next? Olympia Snow? Dede Scuzzyfavor? Arlen Specter?


2 posted on 12/18/2011 5:15:09 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: presidio9

The old “next old fart in line” is endorsing the new “next old fart in line”. How quaint and predictable.


3 posted on 12/18/2011 5:15:27 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: presidio9

Mr. “My Turn” endorses Mr. “My Turn”. What a shocker!


4 posted on 12/18/2011 5:16:15 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: presidio9
I remember this all too well:

Bob Dole had a joke he liked to tell. "The bad news is that a bus went over the cliff," he would say. "The good news is that it was loaded with supply-side economists."

5 posted on 12/18/2011 5:16:42 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: presidio9

The old Bob Dole endorses the new Bob Dole


6 posted on 12/18/2011 5:17:08 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: presidio9

RINOs to the left of me...RINOs to the right of me...

ATTENTION PLAID PANTS WING OF THE GOP!

You have just received your marching orders from Commander Blob Dough!


7 posted on 12/18/2011 5:17:28 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: presidio9

Even captain obvious did a face palm.


8 posted on 12/18/2011 5:17:40 PM PST by montyspython ((Romney-Perry-Obama ... No Way))
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To: chevydude26

Two words: Establishment. Loser.


9 posted on 12/18/2011 5:18:05 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: presidio9

One old, has-been, loser endorses another......


10 posted on 12/18/2011 5:18:45 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: presidio9; a fool in paradise

11 posted on 12/18/2011 5:20:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: presidio9
well Bob Dole is the spokesperson for E.D. ...... Erectile Dysfunction

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12 posted on 12/18/2011 5:21:25 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: presidio9
I didn't realize he was still alive. Or is this like a Chicago Democrat voting from the cemetery?
13 posted on 12/18/2011 5:21:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: presidio9

Oh Boy, who woulda thought! /s


14 posted on 12/18/2011 5:21:51 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: no dems

Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 5:22:00 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: presidio9

King of Foo Stams deserves respect from the denizens of the welfare state!


16 posted on 12/18/2011 5:23:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: presidio9

I'm not sure what the conservatives will do if both of Dole's surviving supporters go with Romney, but I hope they'll manage. Carrying less than 30% of the electoral college should have been an embarrassment, but I guess he's hoping that Romney's inevitable defeat will make him look better by comparison.

17 posted on 12/18/2011 5:23:59 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: presidio9

WOW! That’s sure to change some minds! </s>


18 posted on 12/18/2011 5:24:03 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Saundra Duffy

his endorcement is just another reason not to vote for Romney...thats not being disrespectful.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 5:24:35 PM PST by goat granny
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To: icwhatudo

Well with the bitch Bob is married to, you have to expect him to hand out endorsements like this.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 5:26:53 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Yossarian

Anything goes since Zero in terms of the gods of narcissism and retardation... stuck on stupid messianism and unjustice and cowardice is all the rage.

Heck, with gays in the army now u have fag airforce private
cussing down Marine Generals in their face like they are maggots.

The South Park piece of crap worshiped is for real,
thanks to the PC police. And pedophiles get special treatments nowadays... etc...


21 posted on 12/18/2011 5:27:03 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: presidio9

And this surprises anyone?


22 posted on 12/18/2011 5:27:39 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (The gop is as much a plantation for conservatives as the 'rat party is for blacks.)
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To: presidio9

he also endorsed the little blue pill, didn’t he?


23 posted on 12/18/2011 5:27:59 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Saundra Duffy

“Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.”

Thank you, Saundra, you took the words from my mouth. I’m not a great fan of Mr. Romney’s, but I have much respect for Bob Dole.


24 posted on 12/18/2011 5:29:13 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: presidio9

The establishment RINOs are pulling out all stops in trying to thwart Newt. I hope they fail.


25 posted on 12/18/2011 5:30:02 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: presidio9

I rest my case.


26 posted on 12/18/2011 5:31:04 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: RKBA Democrat

Past loser endorses future loser. I guess it really does take one to know one.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 5:31:52 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: presidio9

Bob Dole. Wasn’t he the guy who said he was not obligated to stick to the Republican party platform??? Oh yeah thats right he lost his election...


28 posted on 12/18/2011 5:33:18 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: presidio9

WE have got got to stop this. The Republican pary is no better than the Rat’s. I am no longer a Republican. This makes me sick!!!!!


29 posted on 12/18/2011 5:34:06 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: presidio9

L
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30 posted on 12/18/2011 5:35:05 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( PRAY FOR AMERICA)
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To: presidio9

Bob Dole was out of touch 15 years ago when he ran for the Presidency, and it hasn’t gotten any better . . .


31 posted on 12/18/2011 5:35:19 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: presidio9
Bob Dole is SENILE

It is a stark reminder that the WASHINGTONIANS need to be destroyed or the Republic will need to be reset.

FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY is an Opportunist phony coward degenerate son of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches from a family of phony coward degenerate sons of polygamist military service avoiding snake oil salesmen bitches

The GOP risks annihilation as long as he is in the mix.

This must be the last election cycle he is allowed to pollute.

The US Federal Government post Civil War has turned into a criminal enterprise run by lawyers and bureaucrats for their own perpetual enrichment at the expense of the productive class.

It has also ceased to be a representative Republic and has turned into a sure to fail Democracy.

The Founders didn't put a right to vote into the Constitution for a very simple reason; they didn't want imbeciles, those under 21, and lazy parasites to be enfranchised, in fact warned against it, leaving the States to determine who could cast ballots.

"Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison

Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams: letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.:Thomas Jefferson

The WASHINGTONIANS in DC will fall, and the New Republic which will rise in it's place, will limit the franchise, incorporate term limits,rotate the Capitol amongst the states, and ensure dueling is legal.

32 posted on 12/18/2011 5:36:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: presidio9

Perhaps he can become his campaign manager too?

Pray for America


33 posted on 12/18/2011 5:37:02 PM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupy's their Mind)
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To: presidio9

“Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee”

That confirms it: Willard is a loser.

The only things left now are endorsements by McCain and Bush.


34 posted on 12/18/2011 5:43:36 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: presidio9

Oh well. If Bob Dull is backing Mittens, he is a shoe in.

How meaningless. Who cares what Bob says.


35 posted on 12/18/2011 5:44:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yeah...who cares and daaaa....


36 posted on 12/18/2011 5:46:05 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: chevydude26

And the new Bob Dole is the same as the old Bob Dole.


37 posted on 12/18/2011 5:46:58 PM PST by Jukeman
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To: Saundra Duffy

Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.
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Oh, get a friggin’ grip. I’m a disabled Veteran myself. No one is disrespecting his military service; just like I admire John McCain for what he endured in Viet Nam. But, their politics suck!!! Now, you might want to start giving some intelligent thought to your posts before you get on here and make stupid statements like you made to me. Don’t ever accuse me disrespecting war vets again.


38 posted on 12/18/2011 5:47:01 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: presidio9

Bob who?


39 posted on 12/18/2011 5:47:44 PM PST by EternalVigilance (With God Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: presidio9

Kiss of Death?


40 posted on 12/18/2011 5:47:55 PM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Revolting cat!

(Horse speaks with a ghost voice)

“OHHHHHHHHH WILBUR...You’re surely screwed this time”.



41 posted on 12/18/2011 5:48:52 PM PST by ak267
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To: presidio9

What do you expect — one RINO endorsing another one.

When I think of Dole I think of the VIAGRA commercial — that’s all he was good for.


42 posted on 12/18/2011 5:50:08 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Saundra Duffy
Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.

What does his military record have to do with him being one of the worst Republican Presidential candidates in my lifetime?

That is...up until the time that other war hero, John McCain, took the prize.

43 posted on 12/18/2011 5:50:47 PM PST by digger48
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To: Saundra Duffy

Bob Dole has my utmost respect for his service in WWII.

However, I would not allow him to pilot a helicopter while I was a passenger.

The same holds true for allowing him to choose our next presidential candidate.

Neither have anything to do with my respect for his wartime actions and everything to do with his competence for the task at hand.


44 posted on 12/18/2011 5:52:26 PM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: presidio9

Groan. The Republican Party may go the way of the party it replaced - the Whigs.


45 posted on 12/18/2011 5:53:00 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: no dems

Well, Iowa is not the end all, nor New Hampshire, nor South Carolina. Florida is the big one. But Florida is not the end all either. I am hitting my knees for Newt Gingrich every night. If Obama wins again - we are finished as the republic which was founded around 200 years ago.


46 posted on 12/18/2011 5:53:25 PM PST by Jukeman
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To: 353FMG
When I think of Dole I think of the VIAGRA commercial — that’s all he was good for

Speaking from experience?

47 posted on 12/18/2011 5:53:32 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Wow! OK, now I’m sold, none other than Bob Dole.


48 posted on 12/18/2011 5:54:21 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: presidio9

This should end Rommney’s run!


49 posted on 12/18/2011 5:55:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: presidio9

Not surprising.


50 posted on 12/18/2011 5:57:58 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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