Bob Dole, Old Soldier and Stalwart of the Senate, Dies at 98 – The New York Times

Credit…Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

“Bob Dole, the plain-spoken son of the prairie who overcame Dust Bowl deprivation in Kansas and grievous battle wounds in Italy to become the Senate majority leader and the last of the World War II generation to win his party’s nomination for president, died on Sunday. He was 98.

His death was announced by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

It did not say where he died. He had announced in February that he had Stage IV lung cancer and that he was beginning treatment.

A Republican, Mr. Dole was one of the most durable political figures in the last decades of the last century. He was nominated for vice president in 1976 and then for president a full 20 years later. He spent a quarter-century in the Senate, where he was his party’s longest-serving leader until Mitch McConnell of Kentucky surpassed that record in June 2018.”

Great obit, thank you. Dole was a great man and leader, who fought fascism in his youth in WW II, and then at near the end of his life, he helped Trump become president, twice, and thereby worked in support of fascism. Yet, he will be cherished as one of the great bipartisan deal-makers, and a man of enormous heart and wit.

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