Bob Dole on Education
Former Republican Senator (KS)
When Dole had balked on some conservative message material an adviser had said, yes, some people are going to accuse you of pandering. But that's all right. They accused George Bush of doing the same thing.
There isn't anything that you're saying that you don't believe, the adviser said at one point, and there isn't anything that you are saying that arguably isn't supported by your record. You voted consistently for voluntary school prayer, for example. And you, voted against the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which in the speech he said he wanted to abolish. There's nothing here that's inconsistent. It's inconsistent with what the media wants you to be because they want to see you as a centrist, so yeah, there's going to be a little tension.
Dole gave the speech Friday, March 10, 1995, before a newspaper group. He dropped some of the rhetorical flourishes, but stuck to the theme and called for the abolition of the 4 departments. The speech had good media pickup, putting Dole ahead of Gramm and Alexander.
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