Press Release - Steve Forbes "Talks a Lot Like Bill Clinton"
A top White House official today praised candidate Steve Forbes, saying that "he talks a lot like Bill Clinton." "For once, I agree with the White House," said Dole for President Campaign Manager Scott Reed. "Steve Forbes does sound a lot like Bill Clinton. They're anxious to run against Forbes in 1996 because they know he would ensure a Clinton reelection. Does anyone think the White House would praise Forbes if they seriously believed he could beat Bill Clinton?"
BILL CLINTON AND STEVE FORBES: SOUNDING A LOT ALIKE
BILL CLINTON STEVE FORBES
Promotes risky economic plan Promotes risky economic plan that
that would not balance add $ 186 would billion a year to
the budget the deficit
Advocates big government Doubled size of government agency
he was in charge of -- from $ 108
billion to $ 21 8 billion a year
Trouble telling the truth Trouble telling the truth about
his government mismanagement,
negative ads, economic plan., etc.
Opposed to Contract with America Opposed to Contract with America's
child tax credit
Opposed to Balanced Budget Opposed to Balanced Budget
Opposes GOP pro-life position Opposes GOP pro-life position
Wanted to nationalize the Supported Kennedy's
health care system plan to nationalize health care
Talks like a conservative, Talks like a conservative, acts
acts like a liberal like a liberal
According to the Associated Press, "presidential spokesman Mike McCurry went out of his way today to say nice things about Forbes -- as if to give him a boost over Dole, who's considered the stronger general election challenger. 'He (Forbes) comes closest to being someone who's got a clear vision and he comes closest to the president in talking about the things that we can do to pull this country together and have an optimistic view of the future,' McCurry said. 'He talks about opportunity, economic growth, personal responsibility. In short, he talks a lot like Bill Clinton."'
Robert Dole, Press Release - Steve Forbes "Talks a Lot Like Bill Clinton" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/315579