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Please discuss this issue on the talk page and help summarize or split the content into subarticles of an article series. campaigned with renewed verve Sunday, stating bluntly he's not about to help Bob Dole win the White House, but the signals from Steve Forbes' camp were less clear.
While Forbes said in Florida that he, too, was in the GOP presidential race "for the duration," campaign aides indicated Forbes might be willing to bow out if Dole embraces serious tax reforms.
Forbes is looking for Looking for
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But Forbes maintained on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he had no intention of withdrawing from the race.
"These principles and issues are bigger than the candidate. I'm in for the duration to get them across to the voters," he said.
Buchanan was even more forceful about staying in.
"Right now, what I'm going to do is campaign as long and hard as we can, amass as many delegates and votes as we can and . . . fight strongly, fairly, bravely, as we have all along for the things I believe in," Buchanan said in a television interview.
In a sermonlike address to Houston's Bread of Life Church congregation, Buchanan called for a "more muscular Christianity The practice and opinion of those Christians who believe that it is a part of religious duty to maintain a vigorous condition of the body, and who therefore approve of athletic sports and exercises as conductive to good health, good morals, and right feelings in religious matters.
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"We've had too much of the church milquetoast milque·toast
One who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature.
[After Caspar Milquetoast, a comic-strip character created by Harold Tucker Webster (1885-1952). and not enough of the church militants in America," he preached.
Forbes continued to focus on his 17 percent flat tax proposal at visits to a strawberry festival A Strawberry Festival is an event and celebration in many towns in North America. In most instances, areas around these towns are, or have been, deeply involved in the production and marketing of strawberries, and the festivals are usually held in late spring around the time of the and an exhibition baseball game Noun 1. baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals The Kansas City Royals are a professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From to the present, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium. .
In his NBC NBC
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Former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed.
Please see the relevant discussion on the . , campaigning with Forbes on Sunday, said he is willing to help his friend close ranks with Dole any time the candidate asks him to.
"I have a lot of friends in the Dole camp and maybe, if he asked me, at the right time, to help build a bridge to the party or to Dole, I could play that role," Kemp said in an interview.
But Forbes, asked whether he wanted Kemp to serve as a negotiator, had a testy tes·ty
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Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish: a testy cab driver; a testy refusal to help. response: "Not at all - Jack is in this campaign as an advocate."
Forbes also dismissed any possibility of an imminent deal saying. "If they (the Dole camp) want to join my campaign, they have my phone number."
Dole, campaigning in Jacksonville, said: "I didn't know I needed an intermediary. Well, that's what quarterbacks are for, I guess." Kemp was a pro football quarterback before entering politics.
Buchanan conceded on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Dole would be a "far preferable" president to Bill Clinton, but hastened to add: "My objective now is not to help Bob Dole at all, it is to get the GOP nomination."
Such defiance left Dole unfazed un·fazed
Not fazed or disturbed. as he campaigned in Florida. He brushed aside suggestions that Buchanan might never endorse him, even at the GOP convention in August, saying: "Nothing concerns me today."
While critics have suggested Buchanan's dogged pursuit of the nomination is aimed at sacrificing Dole in the 1996 race in order to position himself for a stronger run in 2000, Buchanan said he didn't believe in "the politics of rule or ruin." He said he would stand by his party "if it's been a fair fight and the party still represents your views and values and convictions."
Here are Sunday's developments on the presidential campaign trail:
PAT BUCHANAN: Conceded on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Bob Dole would be a "far preferable" president to Bill Clinton, but hastened to add "My objective now is not to help Bob Dole at all, it is to get the GOP nomination." AndF he reacted angrily to suggestions that GOP establishment officials might try to deny him a role at the convention: "Who are these folks to tell us, who have millions of votes, or will have by the convention, that we cannot speak at the convention of a party I've supported my whole life?"
BOB DOLE: worked to shore up support in the two biggest prizes of the Super Tuesday “Super Tuesday” redirects here. For ESPN program, see Super Tuesday (TV series).
In the United States, Super Tuesday commonly refers to a Tuesday in early March of a presidential election year. round of primaries - Florida and Texas. "I'll promise you one thing, if I'm the nominee I'm going to beat Bill Clinton in November of 1996," Dole told several hundred enthusiastic supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. The Senate majority leader was upbeat, and held back from pressing attacks on his two remaining rivals, publisher Steve Forbes and commentator Pat Buchanan. Asked by reporters how he expected to do in Texas on Tuesday, Dole said, "It's a big state and I think we'll do big time."
STEVE FORBES: Maintained on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he had no intention of withdrawing from the race. "These principles and issues are bigger than the candidate. I'm in for the duration to get them across to the voters," he said. Forbes acknowledged that Dole was the front-runner, adding however, "but, as I say, this election is not just about picking a candidate to run in a single election. This election is about the direction that America takes . . ." NEWS OF NOTE:
Former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp, campaigning with Forbes on Sunday, said he is willing to help his friend close ranks with Dole any time the candidate asks him to. "I have a lot of friends in the Dole camp and maybe, if he asked me, at the right time, to help build a bridge to the party or to Dole, I could play that role," Kemp said in an interview. Asked whether he wanted Kemp to serve as a negotiator, Forbes gave a testy response: "Not at all - Jack is in this campaign as an advocate." Forbes also dismissed any thought of an imminent deal saying, "If they (the Dole camp) want to join my campaign, they have my phone number."
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A budget in which the expenditures incurred during a given period are matched by revenues. measures. But Dole said he would probably not carry a specific position on tax reform into the fall campaign. In an interview with the Associated Press, Dole said he was eager to secure a mathematical lock on the Republican nomination so he could turn more attention to his duties as Senate majority leader and use that post to draw leadership and policy contrasts with Clinton.
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