by Alex Lloyd Gross
December 6 2021
On June 25, 1996 Bob Dole was running for the Presidency. He became the republican nominee. Part of his campaign brought him to Philadelphia , specifically to the Marriott in Center City, It was there that he spoke before a World Affairs Council Audience.. He took the podium and spoke for just under an hour, having flown in to Philadelphia just an hour before. It was about 11:30 AM when he took the stage,
It was announced yesterday, December 5 2021. that the senator had died. No cause of death was given. He was 98 years old. Dole came from next to nothing, to lead the United States Senate. He was all business, cordial but not charismatic.. In 1996 he was running against President Bill Clinton , who beat him to go on for a second term.
After his remarks in Philadelphia, Dole got down off the stage and hobnobbed with the crowd, posing for photos and signing autographs.
Former President Donald Trump said of Dole: ” Bob Dole was an American war hero and true patriot for our Nation. He served the Great State of Kansas with honor and the Republican Party was made stronger by his service. Our Nation mourns his passing, and our prayers are with Elizabeth and his wonderful family.”
President Biden issued a statement, part of it reads below: