Howard Dean's return to Iowa stirs questions

  • Article by: REKHA BASU , Scripps Howard News Service
  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Ten years ago, Howard Dean stood on a platform in an Iowa field, and with a simple declaration -- “I want my country back, Mr. President!” -- distinguished himself from the big-name presidential contenders looking to make their mark with Democratic voters.

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wingophersAug. 27, 13 1:38 PM

The Obama administration has found no job for governor Dean because of some bitterness from 2008. It is too bad as Governor dean would have made a great Surgeon General or Secretary of Labor.

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boris123Aug. 27, 13 2:43 PM

He was a doctor who successfully demonstrated he could scream in Iowa. Yes that does qualify him as a both a democrat leader and as a candidate for president.

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roadtoruinAug. 27, 13 3:04 PM

I hope he runs. I just gotta hear the Dean scream one more time, "HEEE YAAAA, WOO WOO!

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iowafarmgirlAug. 27, 13 3:29 PM

He's here in Iowa because he got lost on his way to Disney!

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sharkysharkAug. 27, 13 3:38 PM

Looks like Dr. Dean is trying out some new medications. I hope it works out for him.

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la0tsuAug. 27, 13 5:35 PM

Howard Dean is too good for the American electorate. They want to hear platitudes and be told how wonderful they are, even when they're not. They value attractiveness over honesty, dogma over pragmatism, and packaging over substance. As someone who came of age in Vermont at the time he took over as governor, I can tell you that he is a high-quality person who puts the good of the people first. But that's not what the electorate wants.

The savage beauty of democracy is that we get the leaders we deserve. I guess we don't deserve someone as dedicated, intelligent, and honest as Dean.

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pumiceAug. 27, 13 5:43 PM

Note to journalists: It's 2013. We won't be electing another President until 2016. There will be mid-terms in 2014. Get a grip!

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brotherkennyAug. 27, 13 7:57 PM

I'd like to hear the Dean scream again also. Not because I would like to ridicule Dean, but rather to let the electorate have another opportunity to select an official based on substance over theatrics and pandering. I'd then have a measure of whether the populous in general was still enamored with tall thin suits with nice hair or whether they maybe, hopefully and miraculously had grown some critical thinking skills. Yeee Haaaaw! It's an expression of joy. Don't make more out of it than that.

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