So, Dole was asked during the Globe interview, what is the solution to end the gridlock that stifles action in Washington? It is a question he has pondered for years, and which led him and Mitchell in 2007 to become two of the cofounders of the Bipartisan Policy Center, which churns out proposals that aim for a middle ground to solve an array of the nation’s problems.
“This is probably a naive view, but I always believed that if you had a view and I had a view, we are both well intentioned,” Dole said. That is different than “having somebody saying ‘never give in’ and not compromise.”
Solving Washington gridlock shouldn’t be that difficult. Think of it as a math problem, he said.
“If somebody is at a two and you are at four, there ought to be some way to get to three,” Dole said. “And you settle on three.”