Bob Dole has already endorsed Jeb Bush, and it sounds as though he's given up on him too, if this interview is any indication.
“I question his allegiance to the party,” Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. “I don’t know how often you’ve heard him say the word ‘Republican’ — not very often.” Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the word “conservative,” Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz: “extremist.”
“I don’t know how he’s going to deal with Congress,” he said. “Nobody likes him.”
But Mr. Dole said he thought Mr. Trump could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.”
Has anyone investigated the effects of Viagra on cognitive abilities? Because there's also this:
“If he’s the nominee, we’re going to have wholesale losses in Congress and state offices and governors and legislatures,” said Mr. Dole, who served in the House and Senate for 35 years and won the Iowa caucuses twice. He described Mr. Cruz as having falsely “convinced the Iowa voters that he’s kind of a mainstream conservative.”
The only person who could stop Mr. Cruz from capturing the nomination? “I think it’s Trump,” Mr. Dole said, adding that Mr. Trump was “gaining a little.”
He said he had met Mr. Trump only once, 30 years ago. “But he has toned down his rhetoric,” he added. As for Mr. Cruz, he said: “There’ll be wholesale losses if he’s the nominee. Our party is not that far right.”
Trump has toned down his rhetoric, Senator Dole? Really? I cannot find one single place where Trump said Mexico sends its rapists to the United States from 30 years ago. In fact, the only thing I could find was this fairly mild rant against Reagan's trade policies from that era.
I'm no fan of Ted Cruz, as you know. But to suggest that Trump is somehow more of a standard-bearer for the Republican Party? That's just crazy talk.