But crusty old bob dole was surely not considered more likeable than Bill Clinton in 1996.
His margin of 16.5 points over Ron Paul is bigger than George H.W. Bush's over bob dole in 1988.
John McCain and bob dole were calculation candidates, as was George H.W. Bush.
Old English dal "state of being divided; sharing, giving out," shortened from gedal "portion," related to dæl "deal," from Proto-Germanic *dailiz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon del, Middle Dutch deil, Dutch deel, Old High German teil, German Teil). On the dole is 1920s.
"hand out charity," mid-15c., from dole (n.).