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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-26-06 11:40 PM
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The speech that started it all...March 15 2003, Sacramento...VIDEO
I finally found the video of the "What I Wanna Know" speech.

"Howard Dean speaks at the California Democratic Convention in Sacramento, CA on March 15, 2003. This speech was videotaped and edited by Eric Predoehl with the help of an anonymous camera operator.

The presidential candidate asks the questions "What I want to know is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting the President's unilateral intervention in Iraq? "

"What I want to know is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting tax cuts, which have bankrupted this country and given us the largest deficit in the history of the United States?"


It's a 29 meg download in Quicktime, excellent quality, better than the one on C-Span.

http://www.archive.org/details/dean-sacramento

Link on the left for download.

One thing he said here rings true:

"I have never lost an election. But my career has never been about winning elections. My career in this campaign is about changing the Democratic Party, it's about changing America, and this campaign is about taking back the White House so we can have health insurance, so we can have a balanced budget, so we can have an inclusive society where everybody believes in each other and believes in America."

"We are not going to beat George Bush by voting with the president 85% of the time. The only way we will beat George Bush is to stand up and say who we are, to lift up a Democratic agenda against the Republican agenda, because if you do that the Democratic agenda wins every time."

And he is still trying the change the party in a different role.


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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 04:08 PM
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1. Thank you, Mad
You can still SMELL the collective
democratic party CRAPPING THEIR
PANTS as the cheers rose over
California.

Californian's NEVER GOT A CHANCE
to vote for Howard after the
Vilsack's and the party tanked him in
Iowa.

Luckily, the state party chairs
were able to vote him into a position
of power within the party and the rest...

as they say....


is a MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE!
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:51 PM
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2. Florida never got a chance either.
I know what you mean. Glad you posted, it gets lonely here. I forget to come here for ages, then I decide not to let the forum die.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:58 PM
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3. I got some time off for Thanksgiving...
My toast at dinner:

"I'm thankful for Howard Dean and the 50-state strategy
and a DEMOCRATIC HOUSE AND SENATE!"

And I MEANT IT!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and
have a BLUE Christmas!!!

I still give to DFA; if the DLC ever
pushes Howard and the progressives
too far, we will need
the structure ...
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 11:09 PM
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4. We are still active in DFA and donate monthly.
It is doing some real on the ground organizing. There are some large groups in Florida, but our area is still pretty conservative. We get new people showing up now and then for meetings, though.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-27-06 12:41 AM
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5. Guess what, I found the original speech in Windows Media format.
Thanks to Aldon Hynes again.

This is the Sacramento speech from March 15, 2003.

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?oid=0a67b2991e83761c&...
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