Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

December 12, 2003

by J

Announcing Advisors

Dean is going to give another major foreign policy speech on Monday. This is the same speech Gore reportedly saw a draft of just before he decided to endorse Dean. I'm looking forward to it. There's another juicy tidbit in the press release that went out about this, though:
LOS ANGELES--Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., will deliver a major speech on national security Monday at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy.

The campaign will also be hosting a roundtable at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., where reporters can listen to the speech and then discuss it with the campaign's foreign policy and national security advisors who will be announced on Monday as well.
So. Who are these advisors? And are they endorsing Dean as well or is this still in the "all Dem candidates get advice from lots of people -- many advise more than one candidate" realm?
Posted by J at December 12, 2003 07:49 PM

That is an interesting tidbit, J. Someone should go dig through some archives and see who Gore's 2000 foreign policy people were (I can't remember, though I should).
I'll be curious to see if these advisors are Gore people, Clinton/Gore people, Clinton people or none of the above. We'll see.

Posted by: Benjamin at December 12, 2003 08:14 PM

The Washington Post is reporting the following list of names:

In addition to Daalder, campaign aides said Dean's core foreign policy team includes former national security adviser Anthony Lake; retired general Joseph Hoare, a former chief of Central Command; retired General Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak, former chief of staff for the Air Force; two former assistant secretaries of defense, Ashton Carter and Frank Cramer; former assistant secretary of state Susan Rice; and political theorist Benjamin R. Barber. Danny E. Sebright, a former Defense Department civil servant who works for the consulting firm headed by Clinton Defense secretary William Cohen, is Dean's foreign policy coordinator.
I wonder if another surprise or two will be announced on Monday, though.

Posted by: J at December 13, 2003 05:49 PM

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