He presented himself to the vice-presidency of the United States in 1976 as a fellow candidate of Gerald Ford. He will be candidate with the presidency in 1996 vis-a-vis the outgoing president Bill Clinton.
BiographyRobert Dole was born the July 22nd 1923 in Russell in the Kansas. He is graduate in right of the university to Topeka, Kansas.
During the Second world war, Dole is used as an officer of infantry of combat in Italy within the the 10th division of infantry as mountain. Wounded 2 times, he was hospitalized for 39 months. Decorated with two “Purple Hearts” and a bronze star, Dole lost the quasi whole use of its right-hand man because of its wounds of war.
Political ascendanceAs of 1953, Bob Dole is elected with the Room of the representatives of Kansas.
At the end of its mandate, it east becomes Attorney county of Russell until in 1961.
In 1960, Dole is elected with the Chambre of the representatives of the United States and will be re-elected there until in 1968 to be elected senator of Kansas. It will be re-elected there until its resignation the June 11th 1996.
In 1976, Gerald Ford chooses it as fellow candidate on the republican ticket for the presidential election in the place which should have been allocated to the vice-president in exercise, Nelson Rockefeller, which many republicans consider too moderate and on the left party. However, with 48,02% of the votes and 27 gained states, the republican ticket is beaten by the democratic ticket carried out by Jimmy Carter which collects 50,08% of the voices and 23 states.
Bob Dole is handicapped in her presidential campaign by her age (73 years) which makes of it the oldest candidate of the history of the United States. With its fellow candidate Jack Kemp, Dole is heavily demolishes, as waited, by the outgoing president Bill Clinton which is re-elected with 49,2% of the votes (379 Great Electors) against 40,7% with Bob Dole (159 Great Electors).
Little time after, Clinton decorates it with the presidential medal of freedom for its services in the army and its political career.
Withdrawn of the active political life, Bob Dole is turned over in a law firm of Washington DC and undertakes also other public activities. It is on television made spokesperson in publicities for the Viagra or Pepsi-Cola and often intervenes in political emissions like the Larry King Live on CNN. It is during one of these interventions that it has a memorable dispute with the candidate with the democratic primary educations of 2004, Wesley Clark, and for which it predicts to him, with reason, its defeat as of the primary educations of the New Hampshire.
Holder him even of two “Purple Hearts”, it can allow himself, during the presidential campaign of 2004, to be caught some to the democratic candidate, John Kerry and with his propensity to spread out his feats of arms during the Guerre of Vietnam.
Bob Dole is also the author of a book on the presidential jokes where it classifies the presidents according to their humor.
Divorced in 1972, Dole was remarié in 1975 with Elizabeth Hanford. Become Elizabeth Pares, this one is senator of North Carolina since 2002. It tried without success to obtain the republican nomination for the presidential one of 2000.
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