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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:59 AM
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Howard Dean on fire...
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(from interview on MTP: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14273400/page/6 / )

MR. GREGORY: Let me ask you about the big political news of the week, that of course related to Senator Joe Lieberman. Six years ago he was the vice presidential choice for your party. What happened?

MR. DEAN: I think he embraced George Bushs policies, and the American people are tired of George Bushs policies. They want a new direction in this country, and, and the voters have spoken.

MR. GREGORY: Should he get out of the race now?

MR. DEAN: I think so. Look, I know how hard this is for Joe, and hes a good, good person. But the truth is I, I lost one of these races, and I got right behind my partys nominee, and I think thats what you have to do if you want to help the country. The way to help this country is to limit Republican power. They have failed in, in the budget, theyve failed in Iraq, theyve failed atwith Katrina. I just got back from North Dakota; theres notmore than a war on terror going on in this country, theres a war on the middle class going on. Thereyou know, those folks need help, and we need help domestically. We need a change in this country. We need a new direction, and I think Ned Lamont will give us that new direction.

MR. GREGORY: Senator Lieberman led the charge against the new face of the party after his defeat, saying, in effect, it had been taken over by the liberal wing. This is what he had to say the day after his defeat on NBCs Today show.

(Videotape, Wednesday):

SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN: I am committed to this campaign, to a different kind of politics, to bringing the Democratic Party back from Ned Lamont, Maxine Waters, to the mainstream.

(End videotape)

MR. GREGORY: Back from the extreme. Has the Democratic Party that, that you represent been taken over by the extreme?

MR. DEAN: You know, I think that was an unfortunate statement that Joe made.

Thats exactly the same line that Ken Mehlman and, and Dick Cheney are using. The truth is, Ned Lamont is a moderate. Ned Lamont earned his own living. He made a lot of moneyand good for himin, in this American system. He wants a balanced budget, he wants a sane defense policy, he wants health care for all Americans. That is what the Democratic Party believes in. The truth is, most Democratmost people in this country, let alone Democrats, most Americans, by a large majority, agree with LedNed Lamont and not George Bush and, and Joe Lieberman.
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