Skip to comments.Howard Dean ‘testing the waters’ in Iowa and New Hampshire
Posted on 08/20/2013 7:07:55 PM PDT by markomalley
Is Howard Dean actually thinking about running for president again?
The former governor of Vermont, Democratic National Committee chairman and 2004 presidential candidate is headed back to Iowa and New Hampshire, according to local news reports.
James Pindell, the political director of New Hampshires WMUR, reported Tuesday in a story titled, Howard Dean to visit NH during presidential campaign testing the waters phase that the Democrat is visiting the Granite State next month.
The popular liberal was once seen as the Democratic front-runner to take on President George W. Bush in 2004. But he is often remembered today for his infamous Dean scream the night of the Iowa caucuses after he placed third and vowed to continue his campaign.
The Daily Caller asked former Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi for his thoughts on a potential Dean campaign. Trippi emphasized that he does not know Deans thinking on a run, though predicted the Democratic Party base would be excited about it.
I think many on the left would rally to his candidacy should he decide to run, Trippi told TheDC. I do not know how serious he is though. I think Hillary Clinton casts a shadow over any potential Democrats including Dean if she decides to run in 2016. If she doesnt run Howard Dean would be a very strong contender for the nomination.
Dean, according to WMUR, is set to deliver a speech on health care at the Saint Anselm College New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Sept. 23.
This week, hes also heading to Hawkeye State.
In Iowa, Dean is traveling to Altoona on Tuesday for the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention. Hes expected to promote the group Democracy for America, which has the goal of turning more states blue.
In June, Dean told CNN he was open to another run.
I am not driven by my own ambition, Dean said. What I am driven by is pushing the country in a direction that it desperately needs to be pushed; pushing other politicians who arent quite as frank as I am who need to be more candid with the American people about what needs to happen. I am not trying to hedge, its a hard job running. Its really tough. I am doing a lot of things I really enjoy. But you should never say never in this business.
City council? Vector control? Dog catcher?
This is way to funny ... must be a joke, right?
My first thought? the article was satire
my second thought? what IS he thinking!!
If Republicans ever expect to win an election , they must stop New Hampshire from having the first primary.
Probably thinking the same thing that Scott Brown is thinking. Insane thoughts.
Is this the Nixonian Howard Dean? Or am I just showing my age?
Run Howard, run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had your first and second thoughts, and then I had the third thought: why not? LOL!
Is he rich enough to finance his own campaign? I just can’t imagine anyone donating money to this idiots campaign.
Could Howie Wowie Possibly be any worse than hillary clinton or bronco bama?
His choice for a prospective running mate should be hysterical
hmmm DEAN WATERS 2016
Howie Wowie Dean and Maxine Waters
He will never live down the ‘Dean scream’. Plus, he’s a nutbag.
He’s gotta be feeling that is Slow Joe Biden ended up VP, then he has a shot at prez. The crazier the better, I guess.
His candidacy will be a real scream
Run Howie Run
Thanks for posting this. I needed a good laugh tonight and I got it from this
Oh dear God!...RUN DEANNIE WEENIE RUN!!!!!!
No kitties will be safe from Howard the strangler!
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