Dole thinks Romney is GOP’s best hope

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole wrote an “Open Letter to Iowa Voters” urging them to support GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Dole, who twice won the Iowa caucuses, wrote: “A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack Obama in 2012. I’ve made my decision, and I believe our best hope lies in Gov. Mitt Romney.” Dole praised Romney’s work organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts, and Dole said that “when it comes to agricultural policy, you can trust Mitt — I do.” Dole also created a bit of a stir when he called Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and said he would recommend Branstad as a vice presidential pick.