Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition
December 5, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party.
He embodied flinty determination to succeed.
Yet Dole, who died Sunday at age 98, was most famous for the times he came up short.
He was the vice presidential running mate in President Gerald Ford's post-Watergate loss and he sought the presidency himself three times. He came closest in his final race, securing the 1996 Rep...