Former Presidential candidate Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and said he will serve as Bush’s National Veterans’ Chairman.
In a statement provided by Bush spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger, Dole said, “I consider nearly all the Republican candidates to be my friends, but I have determined that Jeb Bush is the most qualified.”
“Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country – from the anemic economy to America’s weakened standing among world leaders,” Dole explained. “Jeb’s conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our veterans are in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton’s strategy to continue the failed policies of the present Administration.”
“I will do all I can to be helpful to Jeb’s campaign,” Dole said.
Bob Dole was a Kansas Representative from 1961 to 1969 and Senator from 1969 to 1996. In 1996, he was the Republican Party’s nominee for the presidency.
In 1998, Dole also starred in a Viagra commercial. The Bush campaign hopes Dole will be the little blue pill to help grow their poll numbers while they’re facing stiff competition from the rest of the GOP field.
Hopefully Dole’s endorsement will last longer than four hours.