Is this the concensus of the Republican Party? "Speaking as a Republican, I want my party to let more people in," said the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate. "We don't have to agree with everybody. We ought to have diversity, not conformity. That's what America is all about.”  Sen. Bob Dole

Photos of the Bank of America (41st tallest building in the world, and Blumenthal Theatre.

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April 4, 2001 Press Release: Carnival Cruise Lines - Elizabeth Dole to Serve as Godmother to Carnival Cruise Lines' New 88,500 Ton Carnival Spirit

Lifelong Public Servant, Humanitarian to 'Officially' Name Carnival's Newest 'Fun Ship' in Dockside Ceremony at Port of Miami April 27

I remember attending a luncheon on a Carnival Cruise Ship in recognition of Red Cross Volunteers. I cruised a lot for a period, when the first Royal Caribbean Ships started out of Miami. There were only three ships then. I could tell you a popular humorous story about when they had their two vessels stretched... It is said that the officers were all in formation on deck and... well it’s a joke for Royal Caribbean repeaters. Did you know that RCCL got the highest fine ever in the history of cruising? ...For polluting... Well it was a while back. Still I am glad to see that Elizabeth chistened Carnival’s Ship. Whoever promoted the page with the story on the net was a wiz. If you entered anything on any engines regarding cruises, the page would come up first. Oh, and it was the Coast Guard that saw the oil spill.

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GOP Looking at Elizabeth Dole to Replace Helms By Charles Babington staff writer Friday, June 15, 2001; 12:44 PM Helms, slowed in recent years by illnesses, has said he will decide in September whether to seek a sixth term in 2002. Republican officials, eager to show deference to their party veteran, insist they'll make no official overtures to other potential GOP candidates unless and until Helms steps aside. Aside from Dole, names often mentioned include Reps. Richard Burr of Winston-Salem and Robin Hayes of Concord.

Roll Call, a Washington, D.C. newspaper that covers congressional news, reported today that Republican leadership has approached Elizabeth Dole about running for Jesse Helms’ U.S. Senate seat in 2002.

a 2000 presidential aspirant and the wife of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), was "interested but non-committal," even though recent GOP polls showed she remains highly popular in her home state, party insiders said.

"Gateway is graced with the privilege of attracting and electing such a positive, admired leader as Elizabeth Dole to our Board of Directors," said Ted Waitt, Gateway's Chairman of the Board. "Elizabeth demonstrates the same kind of values, passion, and drive we hold dearly at Gateway. Her life, accomplishments, and career speak about creativity and efficiency, character and achievement-all the ingredients needed to continually surpass expectations. I can't think of a better person suited to join our board today."

Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Congressman Jim Gibbons (R-NV) recommended to President George W. Bush that Elizabeth Dole become the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations. ...“Her known diplomacy, intellect, and humanitarian attributes make her distinctly qualified to serve as a dignified and capable diplomat at the United Nations.”

Reflections (on the campaign) by Elizabeth Dole. The tremendous amount of time I spent crisscrossing the country, to raise money and attend fund-raisers was daunting. I attended more 70 fund-raising events and would have been to 108 by the first week in December had I remained in the race.

Elizabeth Dole's Campaign by all of the top editorial cartoonists     

Elizabeth Dole’s supporters grass roots organization supporting her as GOP choice for for VP.


Specifically, our assessment of Dole reveals a conscientious, dutiful, principled personality — a pattern that does not play well politically in an era where civic values are increasingly being shaped by entertainment industry standards. This insightful article was written just prior to the announcement for VP choice. How different politics would be if they were not shaped by “entertainment industry standards”. Or well, what this writer chooses to call it. Unfortunately, there’s no one to tell people. Or actually, there is. Dole herself, often addresses the issue. In fact there are a million remarks about the importance of priciples and responsibility and all of that. But regardless of how it is phrased many don’t hear it the way they should. They don’t see any good reason to practice any of it at this time. Unfortunately time is running out. We are on the verge of undergoing massive changes which the human race would benefit best from, with a different attitude.

Thus, in announcing her decision to quit the race, Dole stated that it was more important to her to have raised important issues than to forge ahead in a futile attempt to win at any cost.

It's too bad you need money to be president, because Dole had a lot to offer, including enthusiasm, charisma and integrity. But she still has a shot at the vice presidency. Especially if all the women in America go on a rampage

Her strong political career, coupled with her well-known and useful volunteer work, made her a viable contender in the year 2000 race for the office of President of the United States; she didn't emerge victorious from that campaign, but perhaps she will in races to come ... Only the *Stars* will tell!

Elizabeth Dole.The Martha-Stewart Professor at the Oprah Winfree School of Politics. Quest for the Presidency: Give the Girls a Chance.