Skip to comments.Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee
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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Who is next? Olympia Snow? Dede Scuzzyfavor? Arlen Specter?
The old “next old fart in line” is endorsing the new “next old fart in line”. How quaint and predictable.
Mr. “My Turn” endorses Mr. “My Turn”. What a shocker!
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."
The old Bob Dole endorses the new Bob Dole
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!
Even captain obvious did a face palm.
Two words: Establishment. Loser.
One old, has-been, loser endorses another......
Oh Boy, who woulda thought! /s
Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.
King of Foo Stams deserves respect from the denizens of the welfare state!
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.
WOW! That’s sure to change some minds! </s>
his endorcement is just another reason not to vote for Romney...thats not being disrespectful.
Well with the bitch Bob is married to, you have to expect him to hand out endorsements like this.
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