Reflection

Some thoughts crossed my mind watching this:

Two warriors, rivals in politics.

That salute with an arm that must cause great pain to move was an unforgettable moment.

Bill Clinton was chosen over these two men as President.

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8 thoughts on “Reflection”

  1. Poor Bob Dole: a good guy, an honorable guy, and sacrificial candidate against Slick in ’96. Never really stood a chance. The Left didn’t even bother to call him names, as they did with Reagan, Bush II, and Romney. And people still wonder how we got Trump.

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  2. Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

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  3. Hypatia:
    Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

    Neither brave nor foolish. He believed in service and this was a service to his party. These are not times for men like Mr. Dole. These are the times that try men’s souls. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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  4. drlorentz:

    Hypatia:
    Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

    Neither brave nor foolish. He believed in service and this was a service to his party. These are not times for men like Mr. Dole. These are the times that try men’s souls. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

    Bob Dole, unlike certain other supposed R leaders, supported Trump in 2016..

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  5. Hypatia:
    Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

    I read a book written by his wife Elizabeth and she claimed he simply didn’t and couldn’t deal with the bull***t necessary to win. His own advisors asked him again and again if he was willing to do what needed to be done to win the presidency. He answered in the affirmative but his heart was never in it and he managed to sabotage his own campaign.

    His heart was always in the Senate.

    As an aside, I would have voted for his wife without hesitation. Her book Unlimited Partners: Our American Story was a true help to me in my corporate life. I suffer from glossophobia (or did) until I read her book and the specific chapter on how to prepare a speech. I was scheduled to speak in front of 600 people including a CEO and president. ED is quite well known for her ability to hold an audience so I followed every bit of her advice and managed to bring down the house and get a promotion. I will always give her credit!

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  6. Hypatia:
    Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

    Remember he also ran with Gerald Ford in ’76 and was part of the great Republican scrum in 1980.  So, I don’t think he was taking one for the team. I think part of him really wanted it.

    That salute.  He’s one tough cookie.  Would that we could produce more men like that generation.

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  7. 9thDistrictNeighbor:

    Hypatia:
    Yes, @drlorentz, I don’t know what to say.   Dole was just takin’ one for the team when he ran against Clinton in ’96.  Was that brave, or foolish?

    Remember he also ran with Gerald Ford in ’76 and was part of the great Republican scrum in 1980.  So, I don’t think he was taking one for the team. I think part of him really wanted it.

    That salute.  He’s one tough cookie.  Would that we could produce more men like that generation.

    I may disagree here. He reveled in his job as Majority Leader and his ability to negotiate bipartisan deals. I don’t know if he ever had a clear agenda necessary to make a good president. Of course it’s difficult to compare anybody to the energizer bunny!

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