Dole attempted to run for President in 1980. However, he failed to secure the Republican nomination. Voting for a candidate Ronald ReaganThe U.S. election was won by a Hollywood actor named. Dole’s second run for the presidency was announced in 1988 by fellow Republican leader. George H. W. BusHe was elected the party’s nominee and served one term before Clinton defeated him on the 1992 ballot.

Dole quit as senator in the midst of his 1996 battle with Clinton to become the president. He stated that he didn’t have “anywhere else but the White House” or the home. The New York Times.

When Dole won the Midwestern primaries, he became the oldest presidential nominee at the age of 73 years. In his acceptance speech, Dole stated, “Let’s be the bridge between an America only the unknowing can call myth.” “Let me be your bridge to tranquility, faith and action.

After retiring from politics, Dole started a new chapter, starring in television commercials for brands such as Viagra, Visa and Pepsi—appearing in the company’s 2001 Super Bowl ad starring Britney Spears.

According to NBC News, Dole also continued his commitment to helping fellow war veterans and returned to his legal career, working as special counsel for the international law firm Alston & Bird.