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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.
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...
And this surprises anyone?
he also endorsed the little blue pill, didn’t he?
“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.
The establishment RINOs are pulling out all stops in trying to thwart Newt. I hope they fail.
I rest my case.
Past loser endorses future loser. I guess it really does take one to know one.
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...
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!!!!!
Bob Dole was out of touch 15 years ago when he ran for the Presidency, and it hasn’t gotten any better . . .
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.
Perhaps he can become his campaign manager too?
Pray for America
“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.
Oh well. If Bob Dull is backing Mittens, he is a shoe in.
How meaningless. Who cares what Bob says.
Yeah...who cares and daaaa....
And the new Bob Dole is the same as the old Bob Dole.
Bob Dole was/is a war hero and deserves some respect.
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.
Kiss of Death?
(Horse speaks with a ghost voice)
“OHHHHHHHHH WILBUR...You’re surely screwed this time”.
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.
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.
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.
Groan. The Republican Party may go the way of the party it replaced - the Whigs.
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.
Speaking from experience?
Wow! OK, now I’m sold, none other than Bob Dole.
This should end Rommney’s run!
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