There are many women in Washington like Robin Dole--alone at 41, having had a succession of jobs that never quite turn into a career, longing for a husband and children but knowing that time is not on her side. The difference for Robin Dole is that as the only child of presidential candidate Bob Dole, she has the burden of transforming the workaholic Doles, who live in the Watergate and eat frozen dinners on their rare nights at home, into a Norman Rockwell tableau befitting a family-values party.

Robin has been in public life since age 5, when she wore a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!