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LA Times:Dean to End Campaign, Stay in Race
Reuters via MyWay.com ^

Posted on 02/18/2004 6:01:01 AM PST by steveegg

Howard Dean returned home to Burlington, Vermont, early on Wednesday carrying a decision to quit his presidential campaign but remain in the race for the nomination, the Los Angeles Times reported in Wednesday's editions.

"Though Dean is not going to formally drop out of the race, he is going to stop campaigning," a Dean aide told the newspaper.

"The move would allow his supporters to continue to vote for him in the upcoming primaries and have a say at the Democratic National Convention in July," The Times reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; dean; howardsend; yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaah
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Dunno the rules about using stuff that excerpts the LA Times; hence the excerpt of this Reuters/MyWay.com story.

For the record, President Bush, running unopposed in a state where there is no party registration, an open primary and the only partisan primary is the Presidential race (so there is no impediment to crossing over), drew 8,000 more votes than Dean.

1 posted on 02/18/2004 6:01:01 AM PST by steveegg
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To: steveegg
So what do Howie and the media know about Ketchup Boy and the Breck Girl that the voters don't? Yet...
2 posted on 02/18/2004 6:03:36 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: steveegg

3 posted on 02/18/2004 6:03:39 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
And this is the best the Dems can do....

Bwah hah hah hah hah.

4 posted on 02/18/2004 6:04:37 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: steveegg
Why wouldn't he drop out and endorse someone? We'll find out at 1:00 Eastern today.
5 posted on 02/18/2004 6:05:51 AM PST by sarasota
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To: steveegg
Dean oughta sue Kerry & the other (D)'s for why Joe Biden quit his bid for Prez in 1988..........
6 posted on 02/18/2004 6:08:27 AM PST by TeleStraightShooter (Kerry plans to apply post-Vietnam policy to Iraq: Skedaddle & let the Syrian Batthists take over)
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To: sarasota
Because there are more shoes to drop? Well, here's hoping :)

Run, Howie, run!

7 posted on 02/18/2004 6:08:59 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
If you're looking for anything negative to come out of that Breck Girl story, you forget that we're talking about DemonRATs, where one can't be a serious contender without one of those stories floating around their head.

Here's hoping that Dr. Doom goes Green.

8 posted on 02/18/2004 6:10:23 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
There are stories, then there are stories. Besides, if the stories are meaningless, why the lies and the spiking of the supposedly meaningless stories?
9 posted on 02/18/2004 6:12:39 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: sarasota
Why wouldn't he drop out and endorse someone?

He wants to see who is going to give him Tommy Thompson's job? He's actually the stalking horse for a Hiliary-brokered convention? Dunno.

10 posted on 02/18/2004 6:15:09 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
Nothing any of the dwarves do surprises me anymore. I don't understand why Dean doesn't buck the machine and protest against all of them. Dean GO GREEN! After all, the Clintons are the ones who brought him down, he's either too stupid or too gutless to fight back. I've yet to see any politician really stick it to their own party when they've been railroaded out. Kerry surely knows he has no chance of winning. GO BUSH!!!
11 posted on 02/18/2004 6:15:14 AM PST by goresalooza (Is that enbalming fluid leaking from Lurch's tear ducts or is he just glad to see us?)
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To: steveegg
What are the rules of the dem primaries and convention?

Can Dean give his delegates to Edwards at the convention and make Edwards the winner? Are they bound to go if Dean turns them over to a particular candidate?

The issue for them is to prevent Kerry from gaining a majority of the delegates.

If Kerry is down in delegate numbers, he'll have to negotiate, won't he?

12 posted on 02/18/2004 6:15:49 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of it!!)
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To: steveegg
"The move would allow his supporters to continue to vote for him in the upcoming primaries and have a say at the Democratic National Convention in July," The Times reported.

And after July? The only way his supporters could vote for Dean (if he's not the Dem nominee) is for him to be running as a third party candidate.

Hmm. Nader's saying he doesn't want to be the Green candidate, though he may still run as an independent. Dr. Governor would be great as the Green standard bearer; he's their kind of guy.

Dean has to be aware that the DNC power elite (Clintons & toadies) worked hard to arrange his crash landing. Here's hoping he bolts.

13 posted on 02/18/2004 6:18:33 AM PST by Semi Civil Servant
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To: goresalooza
...yet to see any politician really stick it to their own party when they've been railroaded out...

Pat Bucannan and Ross Perot.

14 posted on 02/18/2004 6:20:01 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: steveegg
I guess the talks with Edwards didn't go well?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49336-2004Feb17.html
The former Vermont governor sought out rival John Edwards for a private meeting Sunday night in Milwaukee. After what Democratic sources described as a friendly but inconclusive conversation, Dean said the two men should talk again today. The implication was that there could be ways for Dean to help a candidate he has said he prefers over Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.).

15 posted on 02/18/2004 6:20:39 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: mewzilla
I wouldn't touch the merits of that story with a 10-yard pole. I will say that Clinton proved that affairs can be turned into positives within the segment of the sheeple the RATs are angling for, and that rumors are just as good at generating that kind of buzz as the truth. Indeed, spiked rumors are even better because the RAT gets all the positives about having the rumor without any of the negatives regardless of whether it's true and no real effort given by sources that are difficult to impeach to finding out whether they're true.
16 posted on 02/18/2004 6:20:56 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
Which story? The Polier story? If there aren't any merits, why did the Beeb doctor the story it had up a couple days ago, deleting the reference to Polier's parents being Pubbies and the quote about Kerry, lies, infidelity, and what wouldn't get into the Washington Post?
17 posted on 02/18/2004 6:23:00 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: steveegg
I don't know what to think of this. To me, it's kind of a sour grapes move...Dean is pretty much done, and I guess he figures he's wasting his breath, but I think he probably knows he'll miss the spotlight...at least this keeps his name in the paper in some form with less effort.

Still, I think there are a lot of Deaniacs out there who are so smitten with this guy that as long as there is a box next to his name, they'll check it. While Dean going Green is the best way to divide the Dems, this might help solidify a Nader-like 4% or 5% contingent for November. Some folks will have invested so much in Dean they wouldn't fathom the possibility of voting for the nominee. You gotta if all the Move-or-Ons, who gave this guy a "primary" win, will be able to resist the temptation to pull the lever for Howie in the remaining primaries and throw Kerry's appearance of electibility into doubt....

18 posted on 02/18/2004 6:25:19 AM PST by sirshackleton
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To: xzins
Damn good questions. Wish I had better answers than "dunno".
19 posted on 02/18/2004 6:25:25 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
I am suspending my active pursuit of Jaime Pressly. However, I am keeping myself available to her if she so wishes. *sigh*
20 posted on 02/18/2004 6:25:28 AM PST by TheBigB ("Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!" (John "Green Lantern" Stewart))
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To: TheBigB
It could be about qualifying for federal campaign money---we know that when the government becomes involved, traditional motivation is often set aside.
21 posted on 02/18/2004 6:28:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: steveegg
Who cares?

He did the republicans a favor by driving the dems so far to the left they've gone off the cliff.

22 posted on 02/18/2004 6:29:13 AM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: goresalooza
I'll give you 3 names and you tell me if they stuck it to their former party; Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader, Jumpin' Jim Jeffords.
23 posted on 02/18/2004 6:30:21 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
In an interview on the Today show, Howard Fineman just stated that Dean considered ending his campaign after New Hampshire and throwing his support behind Edwards.

Dean likes what Edwards stands for and really doesn't like Kerry.
24 posted on 02/18/2004 6:30:42 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I thought Dean had foregone fed matching funds. Then again, we are talking about the gubmint.
25 posted on 02/18/2004 6:31:17 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: steveegg
Seems arrogant, ill advised, self serving....yep he's a Democrat.
26 posted on 02/18/2004 6:34:00 AM PST by PeteFromMontana (It's only news if it puts a Conservative in a bad light.)
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To: steveegg
FNC ALERT

According to the AP .. Dean is dropping out of the race
27 posted on 02/18/2004 6:36:59 AM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: Mo1
Damn if the LA Slimes, Reuters, MyWay, Drudge (where I found this), and we here at FR scooped CNN/FoxNews/PMSNBC/et al
28 posted on 02/18/2004 6:39:15 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: xzins
I believe that as long as a candidate is put into nomination, the delegates have to vote for that person on the first ballot. Afterward, they are free.
29 posted on 02/18/2004 6:43:38 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative ("You can dip a pecan in gold, but it's still a pecan"-- Deep Thoughts by JC Watts)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
So, I hearing you saying that a candidate who drops out cannot pledge his delegates to another candidate.

For example, when Clark endorsed Kerry that does not mean the Clark's delegates now MUST vote for Kerry, but instead, they are already free to roam.

30 posted on 02/18/2004 6:48:54 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of it!!)
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To: steveegg
As Kerry's anti-war activities catch up with him (no pun intended) and Americans learn that that "cute" John Edwards is an ambulance chaser, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that McAwful has told Gephardt to stand by - especially if they think GWB is unbeatable.
31 posted on 02/18/2004 6:54:58 AM PST by Let's Roll (Kerry) is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: steveegg
He is just waiting for Kerry to self destruct, then he will run again. For now he has to go and intial his papers at the court house by court order.

Ops4 God Bless Amrica!
32 posted on 02/18/2004 6:55:53 AM PST by OPS4
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To: mewzilla
If the Good Lord wants to have all of us conservatives rupture a gut, Howard Dean would endorse Edwards. We can only pray.

(This post is for amusement purposes only)
33 posted on 02/18/2004 6:57:19 AM PST by Beck_isright ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman" - (Fill in name of Democrat here))
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To: steveegg
The press ruined him, then they sat on Kerrys dalliance.
Dean couldnt wait any longer. Dear Sir, I respect you
as a physician.
34 posted on 02/18/2004 7:03:10 AM PST by latrans (free martha)
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To: steveegg
SNIFF! We're losing Howard Dean but his SCREAM will live on forever.

YEEEEEE-AHHHHHH!

It's amazing. People I know who never heard of Howard Dean are all familiar with the famous Dean Scream. It's become a cultural icon. A lasting legacy. I hear it a lot on the Howard Stern show but also lots of other radio shows as well. A week ago I heard a funny rap type tune on FM using the Dean Scream.

I would LOVE to see that Dean Scream incorporated into a Superbowl commercial next year. Here is how it would go:

(Howard Dean holding a bottle of Buddweiser)

DEAN (screaming to a crowd): I love my Budweiser beer. They can't take it away from me! I'll drink my Bud in Illinois, in Ohio, in Oklahoma, in Wisconsin, in New Mexico, in California, in North Dakota, and I'll even drink it in Washington, D.C.....YEEEEEE-AHHHHHHH!!!!

I guarantee you such a commercial would get the MOST attention of all the Superbowl commercials. Buddweiser beer, are you listening?

YEEEEEE-AHHHHHH!

35 posted on 02/18/2004 7:07:46 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: TeleStraightShooter
What do you mean?
36 posted on 02/18/2004 7:09:25 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mewzilla
I'd love to hear some stories on Edwards!
37 posted on 02/18/2004 7:10:13 AM PST by Howlin
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To: PJ-Comix
Lose the Wisconsin reference, and that commercial would be a winner (I'm a bit partial to Miller, seeing it's made here; though when I can, I'll drink Leinenkugel's or Labatt's Maximum Ice).
38 posted on 02/18/2004 7:10:15 AM PST by steveegg (You don't clean up 8 years of messes in 4, only to turn it over to Pigpen - W'04)
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To: McGruff
and really doesn't like Kerry.

I bet all the dirt on Dean is coming from Kerry -- and Dean must know it.

39 posted on 02/18/2004 7:13:31 AM PST by Howlin
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To: steveegg
What's the Breck Girl story???
40 posted on 02/18/2004 7:21:23 AM PST by Endeavor
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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean (news - web sites) waves goodbye to supporters gathered at the airport in Burlington, Vermont on his arrival from Wisconsin in the early hours of the morning February 18, 2004. Dean, once the clear frontrunner in the race for the Democratic nomination based on advance polls of voters, will make a statement later in the day about the future of his campaign after placing a distant third in the Wisconsin primary and now having lost 17 consecutive state primary and caucus elections. REUTERS/Jim Bourg US ELECTION


.. /sniffle


41 posted on 02/18/2004 7:43:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support OurTroops! ... NO NO NO NO on Props 55-58)
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To: steveegg
Edwards Says Campaign Is Going National

Breck Girl ads Coming Soon in California.. Oh joy! lol ..

Thanks alot Wisconsin :-p

42 posted on 02/18/2004 7:50:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support OurTroops! ... NO NO NO NO on Props 55-58)
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To: PJ-Comix
If he had given a decent concession speech, he could have held on in New Hampshire. While his winning the nomination was always a longshot, by winning NH he would have guaranteed a win on February 3rd and then victories in Washington and Wisconsin. That scream will live on forever.
43 posted on 02/18/2004 8:06:47 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: PJ-Comix
...the famous Dean Scream. It's become a cultural icon. A lasting legacy. I hear it a lot on the Howard Stern show but also lots of other radio shows as well. A week ago I heard a funny rap type tune on FM using the Dean Scream.

I'm picturing Dennis Miller with his "Dean scream button"... He even had Chimpanzees hitting the button over and over. Extremely funny.

44 posted on 02/18/2004 8:33:25 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: JackRyanCIA
Dude, that's sick...
46 posted on 02/18/2004 8:47:37 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: steveegg
DEAN====== 45Million dollars spend and ZERO WINS..


DEANICAS the MORONS OF THE YEAR !
47 posted on 02/18/2004 9:01:14 AM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: steveegg
To add to your point,(Bush getting 8000 more votes than Dean), many,many communities (mine included), had nothing but the Presidential Primaries on the ballot, so many people that support President Bush had no reason to go to the polls (he ran unopposed).

I know that at the very last minute, I could not talk myself into voting for a Dem no matter what the circumstance, and since I was extremely busy yesterday, I did not go to the polls.

48 posted on 02/18/2004 9:05:12 AM PST by codercpc
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...yet to see any politician really stick it to their own party when they've been railroaded out...
Pat Bucannan and Ross Perot."

Let me rephrase that statement..LOL..how about any dem who turned on the almighty dem machine? Other than Zell Miller, who hasn't gone GOP, I can't think of a dem who flipped party loyalty. Hmm...

49 posted on 02/18/2004 9:11:48 AM PST by goresalooza (Is that enbalming fluid leaking from Lurch's tear ducts or is he just glad to see us?)
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To: goresalooza
I am talking about one who was in an election...and then turned on his party during it or after dropping out.
50 posted on 02/18/2004 9:13:13 AM PST by goresalooza (Is that enbalming fluid leaking from Lurch's tear ducts or is he just glad to see us?)
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