Bob Dole Endorses Jeb Bush

11 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bob Dole Endorses Jeb Bush.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush picked up a highly-touted endorsement Wednesday from former U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, who announced his support of the former Florida governor as he struggles in the polls. “I have determined that Jeb Bush is the most qualified. “Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country – from the anemic economy to America’s weakened standing among world leaders,” Dole said in the statement. “Jeb’s conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our veterans are in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton’s strategy to continue the failed policies of the present Administration.” Dole is the former Republican nominee who ran against Bill Clinton in 1996. Bush was thrilled to receive the endorsement. “Honored to welcome Sen Bob Dole to the team as National Veterans’ Chairman,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thankful for his service to our country.” The announcement was uniquely timed for Veterans’ Day as the former Senate Minority leader frequently highlighted his military service on the campaign trail while serving as a U.S. Dole served in both the House and the Senate, before becoming the Republican Party’s nominee for the White House in 1996 – an election he lost to Bill Clinton. “Oh my gosh, Bob Dole is an American hero. The 41st president, in a diary entry published in a new biography by Jon Meacham, once called Dole “a son of a bitch.” Relations between the two men improved during the elder Bush’s presidency.

The association of Dole with Bush serves to emphasize the fact that Jeb can’t escape, because of his last name: he is part of the past that GOP voters are trying to leave behind.

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