Former Senator Bob “Bob” Dole of Kansas has taken senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz off the table for 2016, saying that they are too inexperienced to run for president.
“A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don't think they've got enough experience yet,” Dole told the Wichita Eagle. He may have made this pronouncement with a straight face, though the Eagle reporter does not say.
Well, all right. Presumption aside, the advice may be sound. These rookies don’t have anywhere near as much Washington experience as Dole had when he won the presidency in 1996.