#5: Senator Bob Dole: The Most Optimistic Man In America

Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an attorney and retired United States Senator from Kansas from 1969–1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader, where he set a record as the longest-serving Republican leader. He was the Republican nominee in the 1996 U.S. Presidential election, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. He was the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 1976 U.S. Presidential election, but lost the election to Walter Mondale. In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala. Dole is married to former cabinet member and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Hanford Dole of North Carolina.Former Presidential Nominee and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole sat down with Carly Fiorina at his office in Washington, D.C. They talk about: His upbringing in Kansas and injury in WWIIHis sense of humor, and Norm Macdonald’s impression of him on SNLWhy he maintains a positive outlook on lifeWhat inspires his work with the disabilities communityHis friend and hero John McCainWhy he still visits the WWII Memorial every SaturdayWho inspires him
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