War Hero and Longtime Republican Leader Bob Dole Dead at Age of 98 December 5, 2021December 5, 2021 Virginia Star Staff
2 Thoughts to “War Hero and Longtime Republican Leader Bob Dole Dead at Age of 98”
I have mixed feelings about Dole. To be sure, he supported lowering the voting age to 18 over fifty years ago and he voted against male-only draft registration in an effort to stop former President Carter’s decision to reinstate registration during 1980. He would also have been no worse than Clinton had he won in 1996 the presidential election since the Clintons were de-facto Republicans anyway. However, he had several negative points: his support for the big-time crack/drug-dealers from Nicaragua known as the Contras who brought in 98% of the crack into our cities that fueled the crime wave of the 1980’s and early 1990’s, his support for brutal right-wing dictators in Central America and East Asia, and his militaristic foreign/military policy. So, I am very ambivalent about him and his wife, Elizabeth.
Apparently a nice man but a very poor leader.