"It's just not my view"-Dole
Bob Dole talked to Rahm Emanuel who told the DNC to take down the ad..
The Democratic National Committee has agreed to pull a TV ad featuring former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., following objections Dole conveyed to the White House that the ad twists his support for a bipartisan compromise for health care reform legislation into something else entirely.Here is what you get when you click on the video
The ad, which was set to launch Monday, features Dole and other Republican former officials advocating in general terms for health care reform.
Dole is quoted saying, "I want this to pass. ... We've got to do something," and the ad attempts to contrast that attitude with that of current GOP congressional leaders, which the DNC describes as "siding with the insurance companies and just saying no to insurance reform."
"I wish they hadn't done it," Dole said of the DNC ad in a phone interview with ABC News on Sunday afternoon, saying that the ad's depiction of current GOP leaders "is just not my view."
"The ad doesn't reflect what I was trying to do," he said. "I just didn't think it was fair when I've tried to be helpful in encouraging a bipartisan solution for the DNC to run an ad that I interpreted and I know others did as a backhanded comment about Republicans."
Dole conveyed as much to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel yesterday, who told the DNC to pull the ad.
However, I had the video on a previous blog post and took screen shots of all the Republicans, here is how Dole appeared in the deleted video...