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Press Release - Gramm Slammed in Louisiana

February 07, 1996

PREDICTION

"To become President of the United States, I have to win here in Louisiana."

-- Phil Gramm, National Public Radio, 1/29/96

"I'm going to win in Louisiana."

-- Phil Gramm, CNN, Inside Politics, 1/29/96

"I'm confident that we're going to get more delegate votes than anybody else, that we're going to get most of the delegates."

-- Phil Gramm, CNN, Inside Politics, 1/29/96

"What we need to do here in Louisiana is win convincingly."

-- Phil Gramm, New York Times, 2/7/96

"I'm going to win in Louisiana, and I'm going to break out in New Hampshire."

-- Phil Gramm, Kansas City Star, 1/29/96

"If I don't win in Louisiana, and if I don't show well in Iowa, I'm going to be out of this race."

-- Phil Gramm, CNN, Inside Politics, 1/30/96

"I clearly need to win in Louisiana."

-- Phil Gramm, Houston Chronicle, 2/6/96

"I am going to win. Louisiana is going to... determine who the real conservative candidate is."

-- Phil Gramm, Deutshe Press, 2/6/96

REALITY

"BUCHANAN TROUNCES GRAMM IN LOUISIANA"

-- Washington Times headline, 2/7/96

"The Texas Senator's presidential hopes may have ended there."

-- USA Today, 2/7/96

"In a nightmare scenario Gramm worked hard to avoid, it was Buchanan who walked off with the heart of Louisiana conservatives."

-- USA Today, 2/7/96

"The caucus vote represents a serious setback for Gramm, who predicted he would win in his own backyard."

-- Washington Post, 2/7/96

"The defeat could prove fatal to Mr. Gramm's struggling campaign."

-- Washington Times, 2/7/96

"The Louisiana results are likely to crimp Gramm's once- formidable prospects to become a viable challenger."

-- Wall Street Journal, 2/7/96

"Gramm had bet most of the farm here."

-- USA Today, 2/7/96

"Gramm's loss in the Louisiana caucuses was the result of an arrogance that alienated rank-and-file conservatives."

-- Washington Times, 2/7/96

Robert Dole, Press Release - Gramm Slammed in Louisiana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/315548

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