Bob Dole Helped Out Of Wheelchair To Salute GWHB

The Associated Press reports:

Former Sen. Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he laid in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

Dole, 95, once faced Bush during the 1988 Republican primary fight for the presidential nomination but nonetheless maintained a decades-old friendship with the former president.

On Saturday, he reflected on their relationship, telling CNN’s Ana Cabrera that his passing was an end of an era, as Bush was the last World War II veteran to serve as president.

Dole withdrew from the 1988 GOP nomination race after losing almost every state in that year’s Super Tuesday primary. Dole did win the GOP nomination in 1996, ultimately losing to Bill Clinton.