Speech to the Greater
Manchester Chamber of Commerce--February 8, 1999
Breakfast with Potential
Supporters, Bedford Village Inn--February 9, 1999
Dole talks with potential supporters during the breakfast at the Bedford
a New Hampshire leader in the effort to draft Elizabeth Dole into the presidential
race, was one of several hundred people, mostly women, at the breakfast.
after her Chamber of Commerce speech, Elizabeth Dole visited the Bedford
Village Inn for a breakfast with potential supporters. A large, unwieldy
media contingent covered the event.
a little speculation that I might run for President. And if I run,
this will be an important reason why: Because the United States of America
deserves a government worthy of her people."
the audience's welcome.
Dole talks with an admirer before her speech.
rally outside the Center of New Hampshire complex before Dole's speech.
Photo Courtesy of Patrick
|Jan. 23, 1999--Salisbury,
North Carolina. The Draft Elizabeth Dole 2000 committee held a rally
at Salisbury Station, in Elizabeth Dole's hometown of Salisbury to encourage
her to run. Despite bad weather more than 1,000 people showed up.
||Jan. 4, 1999--Elizabeth
Dole announces her resignation from the American Red Cross in a speech
to several hundred Red Cross employees at the organization's Board of Governors
Hall. Dole was ambiguous about her future plans, stating that "the
Red Cross is now solid as a rock, and, at this important time in our national
life, I believe there may be another way for me to serve our country.
The Red Cross has been a glorious mission fiel, but I believe there may
be other duties yet to fulfill."
1998--Elizabeth Dole wows an audience of about 600 Republican women at
the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Washington, DC. She regaled them
with stories from her career and from the 1996 campaign and presented her
vision of America in the next century. While Dole avoided partisan remarks
because of her position at the American Red Cross, some some of her speech
did sound like a campaign stump speech. "What's happened to honor, duty,
personal responsibility?" Dole asked, decrying "a pornographic culture
and a society that no longer blushes." She said Americans should "direct
resources back to parents and principals, policemen and pastors." "We can
never return to an age of innocence, but we can move on to an age of rediscovery,"