Skip to comments.Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready
Posted on 04/22/2014 1:09:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
(CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren't quite ready to take on the White House.
"A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco) Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy – Ted Cruz? All running for president now," he said in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "I don't think they've got enough experience yet."
The former Republican senator from Kansas and 1996 GOP presidential nominee - who also served as a U.S. congressman as well as the GOP vice presidential nominee in 1976 - is returning to his roots this week for a nine-county tour around Kansas.
At meet-and-greet events and public discussions, the 90-year-old is sharing stories and taking questions from his former constituents.
Cruz made headlines last month for publicly criticizing Dole, as well as other failed GOP presidential nominees like John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Texas Republican said they were "good" and "decent men" but he suggested that they lacked principle and stood "for nothing," which was why they lost.
Dole told CNN at the time that "Senator Cruz needs to check the record before passing judgment."
As the former politician and World War II veteran travels around Kansas, he's emphasizing a message of bipartisanship.
"I always tried when I was the (Senate Republican Leader) leader for 10 years to of course work with my Republicans but also reach out to my friends on the other side. I found out you get more done if you sometimes have to compromise," he said Monday at an event in Olathe, Kansas.
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when was bob dole last ready??
So says the guy whose campaign amounted to "Vote for ME. It's MY turn!!!"
So sayeth the RINO mega-loser.
Spoken like a true legislator/non-executive.
With all due respect, Bob Dole’s opinion on non-GOPe candidates is irrelevant.
STFU Dole YOU RINO/GOP-e BASTARD!
Funny how their guys are always ready but can’t quite get there.
Pretty sure it involved the swallowing of a pill...
Was Obama ready? How did he do in the election?
BOB DOLE IS ALWAYS READY.
Yeah, I always follow the advice of people who got their ass kicked who say to do whatever-they-sucked-at just like they did.
Thank you for your military service, Mr. Dole.
Now go away.
The GOPe. Liberals that don’t like paying taxes.
Dole thinks that you have to be at least 50% Fossil to even run for office.....
They have more than 0bama.
When he got his Viagra prescription filled?
[ The GOPe. Liberals that dont like paying taxes. ]
(CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren’t quite ready to take on the White House.
And when history shows a Community Organizer/state senator/freshman junior senator can get elected over Hillary who had been running for 20 years, we should just ignore it?
The same could be said about our founding fathers, and notably, Harry Truman. Now compared to them where does Bob Dole stand?
So the Moderate’s Moderate, and a Loser of a POTUS Candidate who could not win against the extremely damaged Bill Clinton in spite of HIS experience, and directly because he had no principles is trying to tell us who can win??
I consider Bob Dole, and everyone like him to be a traitor. A Democrat Collaborating, Trojan Horse Pretend Republican.
They should be treated only with scorn. They’ve lost all respect by compromising on every principle important to real Republicans.