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Howard Dean ‘testing the waters’ in Iowa and New Hampshire
The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2013

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 Hampshire’s 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 Dean’s 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 doesn’t 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, he’s also heading to Hawkeye State.

In Iowa, Dean is traveling to Altoona on Tuesday for the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention. He’s 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 aren’t 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, it’s a hard job running. It’s really tough. I am doing a lot of things I really enjoy. But you should never say never in this business.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: ihaveascream; lolcat
ROFL.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 7:07:55 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

City council? Vector control? Dog catcher?


2 posted on 08/20/2013 7:09:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: markomalley

This is way to funny ... must be a joke, right?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 7:09:50 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: markomalley

My first thought? the article was satire

my second thought? what IS he thinking!!


4 posted on 08/20/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: markomalley

If Republicans ever expect to win an election , they must stop New Hampshire from having the first primary.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 7:11:14 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Probably thinking the same thing that Scott Brown is thinking. Insane thoughts.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 7:11:44 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: markomalley

7 posted on 08/20/2013 7:11:52 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: markomalley

Is this the Nixonian Howard Dean? Or am I just showing my age?


8 posted on 08/20/2013 7:11:55 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: markomalley
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Run Howard, run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 08/20/2013 7:12:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: MeshugeMikey

I had your first and second thoughts, and then I had the third thought: why not? LOL!


10 posted on 08/20/2013 7:12:20 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: markomalley

Is he rich enough to finance his own campaign? I just can’t imagine anyone donating money to this idiots campaign.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 7:18:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: markomalley

Insane.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 7:18:51 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: basil

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


13 posted on 08/20/2013 7:22:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: markomalley

He will never live down the ‘Dean scream’. Plus, he’s a nutbag.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 7:22:14 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: markomalley

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.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 7:24:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: markomalley

His candidacy will be a real scream

Run Howie Run


16 posted on 08/20/2013 7:25:06 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: markomalley

17 posted on 08/20/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: markomalley

Thanks for posting this. I needed a good laugh tonight and I got it from this


18 posted on 08/20/2013 7:25:52 PM PDT by Figment
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To: markomalley

Oh dear God!...RUN DEANNIE WEENIE RUN!!!!!!


19 posted on 08/20/2013 7:31:07 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Moonman62

No kitties will be safe from Howard the strangler!


20 posted on 08/20/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: South40

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!


21 posted on 08/20/2013 7:51:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: markomalley

Some egos are absolutely unwarranted. His is textbook.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Salamander
"I AM NOT CRAZY!!!!!!"
23 posted on 08/20/2013 7:59:41 PM PDT by Route395
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To: markomalley
Combined I.Q. of 2...
24 posted on 08/20/2013 8:05:00 PM PDT by Route395
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To: markomalley

Well, last time he garnered unstoppable momentum of...what was it...1% of the Democrats. He should do well.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT by stevem
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To: markomalley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBGR2I6pFYk


26 posted on 08/20/2013 8:09:39 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Route395

Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa!


27 posted on 08/20/2013 8:23:58 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: markomalley

One problem with Obama is he is no far left, people like Howard Dean can seem moderate. I hope Dean’s scream did enough damage, but who knows?


28 posted on 08/20/2013 8:36:41 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: markomalley

the revolution will not be televised ... the perfect storm.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 8:37:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: markomalley

Are all the jobs filled at the car wash?


30 posted on 08/20/2013 8:52:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: markomalley

If Hillary is able to run in 2016, she will be the Democratic nominee, but perhaps health problems will prevent that—so other Democratic politicians have to consider if they would have a chance at being the nominee if Hillary does not run. Howard Dean is less improbable than Joe Biden.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Salamander

21 posts to the scream? People are getting slow.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 9:12:55 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: markomalley

Maybe he should run. I enjoy watching him scream about how great the government is.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 9:14:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: markomalley

Well, he’ll make things more interesting.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 9:41:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LostInBayport

The Republicans should be so lucky as to have him actually get the nomination.


35 posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:58 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SoldierDad

Hey...I posted it just as soon as I got home and saw the thread...LOL


36 posted on 08/21/2013 1:29:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: markomalley
I wonder if he'll campaign against the death panel that he so recently acknowledged was an integral part of Osama Obama Care.
37 posted on 08/21/2013 5:51:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: markomalley

Does anybody recall just how he is related to GWB?


38 posted on 08/21/2013 4:53:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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