2004 Democrat Presidential Candidate Howard Dean gets a bit too excited during a campaign rally in Iowa
The Dean Scream
Do you folks remember Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign?
Dude had a good thing going on.
He seemed likeable enough… well, more likable then Kerry.
He opposed the Iraqi war and criticized those who supported it.
He also had a 50 state strategy which he implemented as the head of the Democratic National Committee.
He generally was considered a solid bet for the 2004 Democrat Presidential candidate.
Everything was going perfectly.
Then Iowa happened when he lost to Kerry and Edwards, which resulted in him slipping to 3rd.
For hopefuls, they might have considered their presidential hopes dead and buried.
Not Howard Dean.
He might have lost, but He was excited for the party’s prospects in the upcoming election.
He wanted to let his supporters know that the race wasn’t over, THEY STILL HAD A SHOT!
THEY WERE GOING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND SOUTH CAROLINA, AND OKLAHOMA, AND ARIZONA, AND NORTH DAKOTA AND NEW MEXICO, AND THEN THEY WERE GOING TO WASHINGTON, D.C., TO TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE… AND…
As soon as that shriek left his lips, you could see it in his eyes that he knew he fucked up.
Unfortunately, because the media blew it out of proportion, that clip killed his presidential hopes. Nobody took him seriously afterwards because the news outlets deemed him unpresidential.
I, however, still die of laughter whenever I see the clip as it was one of the funniest moments ever!
All credit to Howard, he might have come off looking a maniac, but it also showed the amount of passion the man had!