“You don’t [get back to normal] very quickly. You kind of hang your head. You feel like you let down the party, you let down the people in all 50 states, your supporters. You start dissecting the campaign, what did we do wrong, was there ever a chance to win against Clinton. You sort of go over that a million times. Sometimes it keeps you awake at night.” - Bob Dole on losing a presidential election.
What I brought forward, I thought, was a rational, established, credible, strong record of results … the audience, so to speak, was looking for something different.
We may not in this room have tiger blood like he does. But we do have something else in common with him: There’s going to be a lot of winning on the Republican side. … If this was a Lady Gaga song, the relationship between the youth vote and Barack Obama would be ‘Bad Romance.’