STATEMENT BY ANN LEWIS
DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER
This morning Bob Dole had his first opportunity to address the American people as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Continuing what has become the hallmark of his campaign, Bob Dole proposed no new or positive ideas about the future of the country. Instead, Dole offered only negative, partisan attacks on the President.
We have seen this pattern before. Each of Bob Dole's three previous campaigns for national office have been characterized by negative, personal attacks. The American people rejected Dole's negative campaigns in 1976, 1980 and 1988. They will do the same in 1996.
President Clinton used his weekly radio address to announce that he was asking the Attorney General to set up a new national registry to track sexual offenders and child molesters -- to keep American families and children more safe and secure.
President Clinton will continue working to improve the lives of American families. It is unfortunate that Bob Dole had chosen to continue the politics of attack.
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