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An Exclusive Interview With Howard Dean on the Trump Era: 'Anger is Not Enough'

An Exclusive Interview With Howard Dean on the Trump Era: ‘Anger is Not Enough’

After months as the Democrats’ 2004 presidential frontrunner—slamming President George W. Bush as “bullheaded,” “petulant,” and “reckless”—Doctor Howard Dean crashed in Iowa after letting too much excitement slip through his lips. To think that a Wilhelm-esque scream was once enough to kill a candidate’s campaign is now as ludicrous as it is nostalgic. The six-term governor coped with his loss in the primaries by transforming his presidential campaign into the progressive political action committee Democracy for America in 2004. There’s a correlation between Dean 2004 and the subsequent risings of Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Under Dean’s chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee between 2005 and 2009, the Democrats took back control of the Congress, the Senate and the White House. Dean’s 50 State Strategy looked correct with Obama winning Indiana and North Carolina in 2008. With Dems now competitive in deep-red districts like Kansas’s 4th, that may be the case…

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