Bob Dole

  • American politician
  • Born July 22, 1923

Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and attorney who represented Kansas in the U.S House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 and in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996, serving as the Republican Leader of the United States Senate from 1985 until 1996. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 presidential election and the party's vice presidential nominee in the 1976 presidential election. Born in Russell, Kansas, Dole established a legal career in Russell after serving with distinction in the United States Army during World War II.

President Obama came to visit me in the hospital. He said, 'I wish you were still in the Senate; I need your help.' I'm not certain I can help on everything. Maybe some things.

As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It's only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned.

You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55.

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.

We'll all be riding that streetcar of desire.

Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all.

If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay.

The internet is a great way to get on the net.

I don't know how many people run for vice president and president and lose both.

It's going to be hard for someone like me to run for president.

Life is very important to Americans.

I've never known a lot of rich people. It's not my bag.

I will seek the presidency with nothing to fall back on but the judgment of the people of the United States, and nowhere to go but the White House or home.

I'm not a Gingrich fan. He's just difficult to work with. It's either Newt's way or the highway.

Things are going to get better. Be optimistic.

Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time.

I've thought about it, not a lot, but I thought my relationship with Congress - the Democrats and Republicans - would help me get some things done. Not everything, but at least they'd be willing to try.

If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.

You know, a better man for a better America. That's sort of our slogan.

Think I'll win. Could be big.

I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff. I was a mainstream conservative Republican, and most people are in that category.

Elizabeth's back at the red cross, and I'm walking the dog.

I really thought, with my background growing up, and my service, and all that, I thought it would be enough for the presidency. But... It sure was enough when I ran for Congress.

We're trying to get good pictures. Don't worry very much about what I say.

At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say.