Failed Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has some advice for the Republican Party ahead of the 2016 presidential election. In an interview with the Wichita Eagle, the 90-year-old explained why the party should shy away from ‘extreme-right-wing’ candidates like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL):
“A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco) Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy – Ted Cruz? All running for president now. I don’t think they’ve got enough experience yet.”
Forget about the fact many conservatives would question Sen. Rubio’s ‘extreme-right-wing’ credentials, on radio this morning, Glenn was just so grateful Dole is around to warn him against falling prey to the likes of a Sen. Cruz or Paul.
“Thank you, Bob,” Glenn said. “I was thinking there for a second: Maybe I was out of touch. And then I saw 90-year-old Bob Dole tell me, ‘No, Glenn. No, you are not mistaken. You are out of touch.’”
When you consider Dole’s metric for eligibility, President Obama certainly doesn’t qualify to be president – and neither did George Washington for that matter.
“[Dole doesn’t] think they have enough experience yet,” Glenn observed. “It’s weird because neither did George Washington. Weird. Neither did Ronald Reagan. Isn’t that weird? And yet Bob Dole had years of experience.”
“He really knows what he’s talking about,” Pat concluded. “It’s like Democrats listening to George McGovern.”
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