Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 5, 2003

by J

WaPo on Dean

Evelyn Nieves has written a profile of Howard Dean. She doesn't have all of her facts right, and does a bit of unfair spinning, but there are also some interesting tidbits. Worth a read. I was particularly intrigued by this anecdoate about a speech he gave to a teacher's union in California.
"I taught eighth-grade social studies for three months," he said, "so I can personally say that I am the only person running for the presidency of the United States that knows what it's like to stand up without being able to go to the bathroom for five hours."


After 15 minutes, Dean told the audience he was going to wrap it up.

"Awwww" pulsed through the ballroom.

"That's the first time I've seen that," said Wayne Johnson, who was the union's president until the end of June. "No one in all the years I've been with this organization, no speaker, has ever had that kind of reaction."
So much for only appealing to the wired elites.
Posted by J at July 5, 2003 03:41 PM

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