Guide to: Community Saloon bar To do list What is going on? He was subsequently elected to the office himself 5 times in 1992, 94, 96, 98 and 2000. It was Dean's March 2003 speech in Sacramento though which galvanized his campaign. Dean was the third place winner in the Democratic Party primaries, after running a campaign against the Iraq War , for financial responsibility, and for healthcare reform.
Despite being a Democrat, he received endorsements from the National Rifle Association. Dean supporters gravitated toward several online communities.
He initially served in the Vermont House of Representatives, before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 1986. An early supporter was blogger Jerome Armstrong, whose blog MyDD at the time in 2002 was still a mix of politics and astrology but rapidly becoming one of the most popular blogs among grassroots Democrats on the web because of its extensive cataloguing of upcoming elections. Views Read Edit Fossil record.
Retrieved from " https: His "Dean Scream" after his "I Have A Scream" speech severely hurt him, despite excellent fund-raising, and made excellent comedic fodder. The reality was more mundane: His campaign began to sink as nasty attack ads linked to the Richard Gephardt and John Kerry campaigns ran at the end of 2003 complete with photos of Osama bin Laden , portraying Dean as soft on national security   and negative campaigning between Gephardt and Dean leading up to the Iowa caucus turned voters off from both candidates.
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He dropped the astrology content by early 2003. Dean's supporters got the nickname "Deaniacs" and the neologism "netroots" came into use for grassroots activism conducted online. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all content licensed as indicated by RationalWiki: Ideas and policies.Howard Dean's Scream
He was re-elected to two additional two-year terms in 1988 and 1990. Support Donate.
Dean's sudden popularity, and his use of the Internet and "meetups" while the other candidates were still relying on traditional campaigning tactics, propelled him past John Kerry into frontrunner status by the second quarter of 2003,  a status Dean enjoyed through the end of 2003.