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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dole has been out of politics since his unsuccessful 1996 race against President Bill Clinton and, as a result, many people have forgotten -- or never knew -- the remarkable arc of his life, both in politics and out of it.

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Dole has been less and less of a public figure as he's aged. He did make waves last summer when he said that the Republican party should be "closed for repairs" until it could come up with a fresh and positive policy agenda. His Dole Institute at the University of Kansas remains a vibrant part of the political conversation and a must stop for political junkies when in the Sunflower state.

Simply put: Dole's life -- in and out of politics -- won't be replicated any time soon.

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A real conservative that one could disagree with politically, but respect as a person.

SO different from today's crop of rwingers.

"Speaking of the GOP's chances in a hypothetical 2016 face-off with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dole expressed skepticism that some of the party's newest and most talked-about figures are ready to challenge the former first lady.

"A number of the younger members [of the Senate], first-termers like Rand Paul, [Marco] Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy -- Ted Cruz? All running for president now," Dole said, "I don't think they've got enough experience yet."

"They ought to have their own plan, but they don't," Dole said of the GOP on healthcare reform.

"They need to get together and coordinate, but they don't." He also claimed that members of the Republican Party "need to get together with the others and form a plan" rather than simply oppose everything Democrats want to do.
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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-23 12:23 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Oh how soon we forget, Bob Dole didn't have a plan either Democrats wailed, his plan was to obstruct...mmm where have I heard that before.

Democrat screamed when he held up Kassenbaum-Kennedy bill for months, which, wait for it....

allowed employees to take health insurance across jobs or if we lost a job.....

Go home Corky, your gerontophilia is a little tiresome.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-23 01:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

As is your whining.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-23 07:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

I am suspicious of how much I like Republicans after they are removed from power and have no chance to return. But Bob Dole will always have a special place in my heart for referring to Bob Dole in third person as only Bob Dole could.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-23 09:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I am suspicious of how much I like Republicans after they are removed from power and have no chance to return. But Bob Dole will always have a special place in my heart for referring to Bob Dole in third person as only Bob Dole could."

See, this is exactly the point I made on the other Bob Dole thread.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-23 09:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

I always liked Dole even though I liked Clinton better. Those kind of ballot decisions wont be happening again anytime soon.

#6 | Posted by bocaink at 2014-07-23 09:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

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