Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 25, 2004

by V

Dean Lists States Again! Film At 11

This bit from the end of an AP article is actually pretty funny. Clearly Dean is better at some styles of humor than others:

AP: Dean strums guitar, buys apples and gives softer version of Iowa speech (SignOnSanDiego.com)
...Dean ended his day at a town hall in Keene, where a supporter praised his Monday night rant that has caused him political problems. Dean reprised the most bombastic part of the speech a list of states but this time stuck to a low, slow and mellow cadence.

"May I say we are going to win South Carolina. We are going to win New Hampshire. We will win Ohio. We will win Arizona. And then, we'll go on to win Massachusetts. And after we are done doing that, we will win New York," a subdued Dean as if he were reading an eye chart.

When the cheering subsided, he said: "I couldn't resist. That does look more presidential, doesn't it?"
Actually, the funniest part is that some news organizations are excerpting just those few paragraphs and running them as a whole story: Yahoo, Guardian UK, WVEC...
Posted by V at January 25, 2004 09:28 AM

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