Statement on the Selection of Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana as the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee

 

August 16, 1988

 

Vice President Bush has made an outstanding selection of Senator Quayle as his running mate. Dan was first elected to the Senate as part of the Reagan-Bush team in 1980. He's a proven vote-getter. I've worked closely with Dan on a number of issues. He has been a leader in the Senate for a strong national defense, particularly the Strategic Defense Initiative, and proponent of innovative job creation programs. His talent, intellect, family, and energy will be valuable assets during the campaign, and I know he will be a great Vice President. I salute Vice President Bush's selection. George has made an excellent choice.