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US election: Bob Dole urges Mitt Romney to confront Republican party right wing
The London Daily Telegraph ^ | August 23, 2012 | Jon Swaine, The Daily Telegraph

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Dole, the last Republican to challenge a Democratic president, has urged Mitt Romney to confront their party's Right wing and likened the Romney-Ryan ticket to his own ultimately unsuccessful partnership with Jack Kemp in 1996.

Mr Dole, a former Kansas Senator defeated by Bill Clinton 16 years ago, said the party should follow his example of "mainstream" Republicanism and become more appealing to ethnic minorities and young people to secure its future.

"We have got to be open," he said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. "We cannot be a single-issue party or single-philosophy party". He added: "There's a big split in our party. There's this undercurrent of rigid conservatism where you don't dare not toe the line".

The intervention from the Republican elder statesman comes after Todd Akin, an ultraconservative Missouri congressman, hijacked Mr Romney's preparations for the party's convention in Florida next week with his controversial remarks on abortion and "legitimate rape".

Mr Dole, now 89, disclosed that he had advised Mr Romney on running for president during a meeting at his Washington office in November. He said the former Massachusetts governor showed "flexibility" and a willingness to forge the type of bipartisan deals rejected by current Republican leaders in Congress.

He conceded that the presidential hopeful, who has an estimated $250 million (£160 million) fortune, had struggled to charm American voters still suffering from economic woe...

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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Did anyone realized he was still alive? Based on the photo at the link, I'm not convinced that he is.

I thank him for his brave service in World War II and respectfully ask him to go back to the day room and have his nurse make him a nice hot cocoa and turn the channel to MSNBC.

1 posted on 08/23/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good strategy. And lose in a landslide.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 4:50:34 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP losers are really the biggest losers and they are the best in the profession of losers. In fact, if there is one thing the GOP elite are really good at it is losing.

And of the truly elite among the elite of elite GOP losers you have the Bob Dole and John McCain.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 4:52:55 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. viagra proves once again that he’s nothing more than a d*@K!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT by hope
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll bet Viagra can’t stop him from rolling off the bed.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Dolt, master political strategist.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bub Dull, a loser for all time!


8 posted on 08/23/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney has been successful in his endeavors over the years precisely because he doesn’t take advice from losers.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr. Dole must have slept through November 2010.

5.56mm

10 posted on 08/23/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Business Insider should be renamed Crony Capitalist Insider. They have been shameless Obama whores for 4 years.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 5:04:04 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
search for Bob Dole lobbying

Bob Dole is raking in gazillions as a crony communist lobbyist.

Like other crony communists, he doesn't want to see his lucrative gravy train grind to a halt.

F'em all. Cut the purse strings.

12 posted on 08/23/2012 5:05:14 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dole’s brain has been fried from overdosing on Viagra. he needs to sit at home and STFU.

His time is over.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 5:05:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Before you get all riled up, this comment from the source is worth looking into:

“The author of this article misrepresents Mr Dole’s advice for reasons of his own. Mr Dole in no way ,shape, or form, is suggesting that Mr Romney distance himself from the tea party. Mr Dole never referenced them as the extreme right wing of the party. To me, that describes the bible thumping anti-abortion crew.”


14 posted on 08/23/2012 5:09:02 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would someone please shut this senile old coot up?


15 posted on 08/23/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When the heck did Romney ever particularly cozy up to the Tea Party to begin with? I sure never saw it. Never cozied up to the social conservatives either. Nor the economic libertarian crowd. Just the same old big-government “ruling class” that Dole himself represented. Dole should be happy.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 5:13:12 PM PDT by greene66
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To: zeebee

I have a better idea.

How about a law that says losers of presidential elections must have their vocal cords surgically removed the day after the election?

That would shut up assclowns like Dolt.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: hope

When Bob Dole takes Viagra™ his whole body gets stiff.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why doesnt he just shut his pie hole and get back to what he was doing!


19 posted on 08/23/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by elephant
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To: central_va

That happens to me when I overindulge in Jack Daniels, hehehe


20 posted on 08/23/2012 5:17:18 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mr Dole, now 89, disclosed that he had advised Mr Romney on running for president during a meeting at his Washington office in November. He said the former Massachusetts governor showed "flexibility" and a willingness to forge the type of bipartisan deals rejected by current Republican leaders in Congress.

Oh. So HE was the idiot. Thanks, Bob.

21 posted on 08/23/2012 5:20:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: nhwingut

Let me see if I have THE FACTS RIGHT!

This Tea Party guy will say anything to save every baby, even stupid stuff..

On the other side, we have a woman who will lie about everything to kill as many as she can?

Yep.. KILL HIM... Geeeeze


22 posted on 08/23/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude never won a single national election.

Who needs his advice.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember when Newt Gingrich described Bob Dole as the tax collector for the welfare state?

Yeah.

24 posted on 08/23/2012 5:32:13 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Tzar
Oh, he’s famous for losing

And for referring to himself in the third person.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We cannot be a single-issue party or single-philosophy party”.

Interpretation: “We can't stand for anything because we might offend someone.”

26 posted on 08/23/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he still wandering around in the left wing of that nursing home???


27 posted on 08/23/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honestly, this appears to be what happens to people who spend their entire lives in politics, and in the beltway. They start to believe in the alternative reality that emanates from Washington. In reality the democratic party an extremist party, and the strategy of the right should be to paint them as such - because it’s true.

The current administration has had avowed communists in its inner circle (e.g. Van Jones), has at its helm a guy who adamantly defended partial birth abortion, essentially bought GM and gave it to the unions, refused to prosecute absolute voting place violations by the Black Panthers, is sucking over 750 billion dollars away from medicare, has a law student who things condoms should be free acting as a spokesperson, etc. etc., but Dole thinks Romney should step back from a diverse group of Americans who think that the Boston Tea Party was a good thing and believe that they shouldn’t be taxed more to pay for a government that annually spends more than it has? He is clearly not in touch with reality.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once a SQUISHY MODERATE always a SQUISHY MODERATE.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 6:08:59 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Good strategy. And lose in a landslide.

************

Yo' great uncle Bob....

Thanks for your service to our country...
.... in war and and elected office.

NOW SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!...

30 posted on 08/23/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: MNJohnnie
I'm trying to remember when the last time was that a former democrat presidential candidate suggested to the current candidate that the only way for them to win was to separate themselves from the overtly communist membership. Oh wait...democrats apparently never need to shift to the right, it's only Republicans that have to shift left.
31 posted on 08/23/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another RINO sounds off.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 6:30:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I think Obozo deserves another term: 20 to life in Leavenworth sounds about right!)
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“BOB DOLE: Mitt Romney Needs To Back Away From The Tea Party”

Dole (whom I believe Newt referred to as a “bagman for the welfare state”, or something similar) must be getting concerned that Romney is not leading with his chin like Dole and McCain did. It’s got to be very disconcerting to these establishment party hacks when they see a Republican presidential nominee who doesn’t seem to understand he’s supposed to throw the contest.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 6:36:46 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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Unlike those two Senators, I think Governor Romney actually wants to live in the White House.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A white flag won’t get the Socialist New Democrats to stop their revolution to upend America forever.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 6:47:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With useless old bags like this freak, GOP will have even harder time attracting the yoooo-th.


37 posted on 08/23/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by sagar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Except for unsolicited political advice, probably the biggest decision he makes anymore is whether to have vanilla or chocolate pudding for dessert.

“Well, on the pudding issue, Bob Dole has always stood for vanilla. So that is what Bob Dole will have.”


38 posted on 08/23/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob, it’s your turn to shut up.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 7:32:18 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Dole, KMA!


40 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:08 PM PDT by stboz
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Wow, you can’t make this stuff up.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:10 PM PDT by 38special (I've been banned from commenting on Bill O'Reilly's Facebook feed...seriously)
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Dole is such a has-been.


42 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:18 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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” - - - showed “flexibility” and a willingness to forge the type of bipartisan deals - - - .”

Duh, that RINO mentality is exactly what has resulted in 16 TRILLION dollars in National Debt.

BTW, didn’t Obama promise that he would be “more flexible with Putin after the November election? Bob Dole must be proud that his ideas live on - - - .


43 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:19 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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Reason #726 why US Senators make lousy executive leaders.

(See: Dole, Gore, Kerry, McCain, Obama . . .)

44 posted on 08/23/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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Okay Bob.... will you please now go help Ozero with his campaign. He really wants your insight and help. He said he loves you and needs your help now! Thank you.


45 posted on 08/23/2012 8:14:08 PM PDT by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

Their founder is a Trig Truther. What do ya expect>?


46 posted on 08/23/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT by free me (It's serious fun!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Only the Stupid Party would take the advise of a proven LOSER!

47 posted on 08/23/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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Mr Dole, a former Kansas Senator defeated by Bill Clinton 16 years ago, said the party should follow his example of "mainstream" Republicanism and become more appealing to ethnic minorities and young people to secure its future.

Here's an idea. Let's take advice from a 107 year-old washed up white-bread loser politician about how to appeal to minorities and young people.
48 posted on 08/23/2012 8:49:39 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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Where exactly does Mr. Dole think the party is too right wing/conservative? Mr. Dole should the party adopt legalized abortion on its’ plank? How about increased taxes or better yet spending?

I love it when these establishment Republicans say the party is too right wing without ever defining what specifically it is at that time to be “right wing”. It’s never defined.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 9:38:28 PM PDT by ctpsb (Thanks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Show some respect! We must follow the wisdom of Elder Statesman Dole!


50 posted on 08/23/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT by garjog
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