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Bob Dole beatdown: Nominating Newt would cause “an Obama landslide”
SFGate.com ^ | 1/26/12 | Joe Garofoli

Posted on 01/26/2012 2:21:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Former Senate Majority Leader — and 1996 GOP Presidential nominee – Bob Dole just tore into Newt Gingrich with an open letter that violates Reagan’s 11th Commandment so many times, Bob Dole will be in the confessional until Easter.

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.. Hardly anyone who served with Newt in Congress has endorsed him and that fact speaks for itself. He was a one-man-band who rarely took advice. It was his way or the highway.

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Gingrich had a new idea every minute and most of them were off the wall. He loved picking a fight with Bill Clinton because he knew this would get the attention of the press. This and a myriad of other specifics helped to topple Gingrich in 1998.

In my run for the presidency in 1996 the Democrats greeted me with a number of negative TV ads and in every one of them Newt was in the ad. He was very unpopular and I am not only certain that this did not help me, but that it also cost House seats that year. Newt would show up at the campaign headquarters with an empty ice-bucket in his hand—that was a symbol of some sort for him—and I never did know what he was doing or why he was doing it.

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The reaction from Camp Newt:

“It’s got to be on the top 10 list of the weirdest things he’s ever written,” Gingrich spokesperson RC Hammond told Talking Points Memo at a campaign event in Jacksonville, FL.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: beatdown; bobdole; dems4romney; dnc4romney; newt; nominating; rinos; romneyrino
“It’s got to be on the top 10 list of the weirdest things he’s ever written,” Gingrich spokesperson RC Hammond

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Weird, indeed.

heavily snipped to bring a few of the salient points forth.. with age comes wisdom.. sometimes.

1 posted on 01/26/2012 2:22:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Dole should stick to peddling viagra!! Loser!! Wimp!!


2 posted on 01/26/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

A badge of honor, coming from an electoral and campaign loser like Dole.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 2:24:47 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: NormsRevenge

Dole would know about landslides from the inside, given he’s still digging out from his LAME campaign of mush.

And yet, somehow, the CONSERVATIVE part of me doesn’t think he understands any of what caused his loss...


4 posted on 01/26/2012 2:28:08 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Proud RINOmney Denialist since 2007!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yup, Mr Jello Dole, you were such an outstanding candidate.

Go back to your rino-hole and stay there.

Forever.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 2:29:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NormsRevenge

I remember during Dole’s campaign being beside myself with frustration... we knew so much about what Clinton was up to in terms of corruption and criminality and Dole wouldn’t even hint at it.

I remember there was one moment during one of the debates when Clinton set himself up and Dole hesitated... I thought sure Dole was going to finally let him have it... and then, no. I knew in that moment the election was over.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 2:30:53 PM PST by marron
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To: NormsRevenge

OK,

What does Bob Dole know?

NOTHING!!!


7 posted on 01/26/2012 2:30:59 PM PST by noah (noah)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bob Dole is wrong on this. But he does know something about losing elections. So we should take election advise from a loser like him?

Please note, I am speaking only about his losing the election in ‘96. Bob Dole is a war hero and a great man. He just doesn’t have much credibility on this issue.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 2:32:11 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: NormsRevenge
and I never did know what he was doing or why he was doing it.

Many of us felt the same way about your campaign, sir.

9 posted on 01/26/2012 2:32:25 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: marron

we knew so much about what Clinton was up to in terms of corruption and criminality and Dole wouldn’t even hint at it.

shades of McCain.

The GOP-E is kickin’ in the afterburners for Mitt..


10 posted on 01/26/2012 2:34:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Bob Dole says Bob Dole knows about getting beat."

11 posted on 01/26/2012 2:34:28 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dole is an expert on losing by a landslide.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 2:34:52 PM PST by jimmygrace
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To: All
...Bob Dole just tore into Newt Gingrich with an open letter that violates Reagan’s 11th Commandment so...

Oh Geee... You are till alive Bob?... Please don't be a carter, SU and be quiet... Elizabeth!... get him some pills please!

13 posted on 01/26/2012 2:35:30 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bob Dole should do tell Bob Dole to do the best thing he ever did. Retire to obscurity.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 2:37:05 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge
The more these tired, failed, incompetent inside-the-beltway establishment types attack Newt the more appealing he becomes to me.

It they had wanted to sink Newt, all they would have had to do was endorse him.

15 posted on 01/26/2012 2:38:19 PM PST by LS
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“Bob Dole is a war hero “

For that reason, I will cut the guy some slack and ignore what he has to say rather than laying into him....


16 posted on 01/26/2012 2:38:52 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: NormsRevenge

So now that the last 3 failed Repubs in the general election have endorsed Romney, is that actually an endoresement of Newt?


17 posted on 01/26/2012 2:40:43 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: NormsRevenge

He still hasn’t gotten over Newt calling him “tax collector for the welfare state”.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 2:42:11 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: NormsRevenge
It was his way or the highway.

When you are on the right path any compromise will just lead you into the fetid swamps of DC.

I'm sure a lot of those in Washington hated to see their cozy life of laws for everyone but Congress, books published with almost no text to launder union campaign funds and unlimited check bouncing privleges disappear under Speaker Gingrich.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 2:42:25 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: NormsRevenge; mickie
Dole will be 90 in July.

You can bet someone else wrote this letter for him and held his hand while he signed it.

Leni

20 posted on 01/26/2012 2:42:44 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: NormsRevenge
And we SHOULD listen to Bob Dole, who did SO well in his Presidential run.

vaudine

21 posted on 01/26/2012 2:43:02 PM PST by vaudine
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To: NormsRevenge

“What a doofus.”


22 posted on 01/26/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bob Dole is one to talk. Worst candidate ever by the GOP. Even McCain was better than Dole.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 2:43:27 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Like he would know anything about winning a presidential election..................


24 posted on 01/26/2012 2:43:48 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I never could stand Dole or McLame, and seeing McLame with Romney the other day only made me want Romney even less. I wish Romney would just take Dole and McLame with him wherever he goes on the campaign. With friends like that, who needs enemies.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 2:44:25 PM PST by mtrott
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To: NormsRevenge
Well of all major party candidates, Bob Dole is one of only three landslide election loser in history where the winner couldn't even crack 50%.

The others were Stephen Douglas who finished 10% behind Lincoln in 1860 and Taft who finished 19% behind Woodrow Wilson in 1912. Dole kept within 8.5% of Clinton, not quite as well as McCain did against Obama. You can look it up.

26 posted on 01/26/2012 2:44:48 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why do all the losers support Mittens, oh the Republican establishment, rules. The skull and boners.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 2:45:42 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What the heck does Bob Dole know about winning National Elections?


28 posted on 01/26/2012 2:47:59 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: seton89

The Power of Cheese

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5v9i04XsqU


29 posted on 01/26/2012 2:49:09 PM PST by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: NormsRevenge

First, McCain chimes in. Now, I’ve heard everything - Dole opining on who or what a winning republican would or would not look like. Good grief.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 2:51:53 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: NormsRevenge
Let's take what we have heard from all the GOP rulers about the GOP congress from 1994 to 1998 and compare it to the GOP Congress from 1999 - 2006. JUST TO BE FAIR...

The moment Newt left the new GOP went on a spending spree. The budget, under the new GOP control, was already projecting to be in deficit before 9-11. This was thanks to the wonderful GOP members who overthrew Newt and assumed leadership. Let’s see the disasters who took over:

Tom Delay: Serious ethic charges, but got rid of Newt because of trumped charges….

Lindsey Graham: The group complained that Newt compromised with Clinton, yet Lindsey brought us the gang of 14 AFTER the GOP secured a large senate majority in 2002.

John Boehner. What a disastrous leader. He compromised with Obama before the GOP took control in 2010 and gave us Obama’s new policy on Gays in the military and blew the opportunity to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Barely over a year as house leaser and there are already whispers about his ability to lead. He is so busy crying, he can’t see when he is being owned.

Former Senator Jim Talent who is Fellow at CATO and a Romney supporter is one of those insiders. Mark Levin tore apart Talent’s radio spot the other night. In the spot, Talent claims the GOP got rid of Newt because he was unpredictable as a leader. Levin stopped the tape and said, “No, you got rid of Newt because you all were cowards”. Talent lost in the Senate in 2006 to a weak and empty Claire McKaskill. He ran a pathetic campaign but yet claims Newt will be a disaster on the campaign trial.

Under Denny Hastert, the GOP went on to record spending and government growth. Ear marks and cronyism were the rule, not the exception. In essence, these Morons gave us Obama. Now they want to give us Romney and if we do not support them, we will be responsible for re-electing Obama.(?) What hypocrisy- the people who gave us Obama are going to blame us for his re-election.

31 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:07 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

This development reveals, I think, a great deal about the current state of “leadership” in the Republican party.

When losers such as Dole and McCain are held up, and great weight is assigned to their pronouncements, it’s way past time for a thorough housecleaning.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:17 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Baron Sardonicus speaks. He needs to go back to China.
33 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:18 PM PST by drypowder
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To: NormsRevenge

FUBD


34 posted on 01/26/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“.. with age comes wisdom.. sometimes.”

Yep, along with alzheimer’s, parkinson’s, and incontinent bowels. Sounds like Bob Dole is suffering from all the above.

Also, would like to ask Bob why he thinks anybody should listen to him blather about Newt. If memory serves me correctly, that idiot suffered a landslide loss to Clinton.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 3:04:21 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: All

It’s kinda like the pot calling the kettle black..isn’t it?


36 posted on 01/26/2012 3:21:16 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: Vigilanteman
"....Well of all major party candidates, Bob Dole is one of only three landslide election loser in history where the winner couldn't even crack 50%..."

SLAP! Mediocre/Friend to every Rat in Congress, Bob Dole. It's been 16 YEARS (that's a LIFETIME in Reality...meaning "being out of Congress") since he was in the spotlight and NOW he feels compelled to utter blatherings from the bed. Say G-night Bob.

37 posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:33 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is as embarrassing a person as Mitt Romney!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

He lost like mclame lost, good advise


38 posted on 01/26/2012 3:58:38 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: packrat35
What's the problem with Kansas?

1936: Alf Landon (R-KS), 8 electoral votes--FDR (D-NY), 523 electoral votes.
1996: Bob Dole (R-KS), 159 electoral votes--Clinton (D-AR), 379 electoral votes.

39 posted on 01/26/2012 4:33:26 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: NormsRevenge

BD is experiencing ED (electoral dysfunction).


40 posted on 01/26/2012 4:35:03 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Pagey
Dole hasn't been entirely out of the limelight for the last 16 years. He appeared in some commercials on TV.

There will be people old enough to vote this November who can't remember his Presidential campaign, but might remember him talking on TV about "E.D."

41 posted on 01/26/2012 4:37:27 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: NormsRevenge

Now all of these Republicans become elder statesmen. Heck, even Tom Delay weighed in - against Newt, of course, or we would have heard crickets.


42 posted on 01/26/2012 4:39:09 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: InvisibleChurch

” One thing Bob Dole knows, Bob Dole knows how to fall on his face”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWib8GbrIlA

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43 posted on 01/26/2012 4:40:19 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: NormsRevenge

NO! We set ourselves up for a landslide when we nominated him!!


44 posted on 01/26/2012 10:38:06 PM PST by ontap
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To: BobL
I was really disappointed in Tom Delay.
45 posted on 01/26/2012 10:39:52 PM PST by ontap
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
And yet, somehow, the CONSERVATIVE part of me doesn’t think he understands any of what caused his loss...

Don't know why that is so (although it does appear to be so), since Joe Klein and other MSM smartasses gloated long and loud in their very next issues of TIME and Newspeak after the 1996 election, about "how we did it".

Dole can blame Newt all he wants -- fact is, Clinton and ("Toe-Sucker") Dickie Morris dialed up Dole as the Chump of the Year a year and a half before the election.

That was what Slick spent all his Chinese reptile money on -- focus-group and test-marketing work out in the "C" media markets (adspeak for Hicktown, Sticks in the Woods, and Gomerville: what they call us the rest of the time) to determine who was the weakest, chumpiest GOP RiNO Slick could run against. Dole was their Chumpathon winner -- and their MSM allies like Jonathan Alter began a 6-month campaign to help old Bob get the nomination.

Dole should be grateful the 'Rats found him useful; otherwise, all he'd ever be remembered for would be his American Express and blue-pill ads. That, and passing tax bills to nullify Ronnie Reagan's tax cuts.

46 posted on 01/26/2012 11:31:58 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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