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Howard Dean: A Citizen's Guide to the Man Who Would Be President
|Title||Howard Dean: A Citizen's Guide to the Man Who Would Be President|
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|Description||Less than a year ago, Howard Dean was the most obscure candidate in a crowded field of aspirants for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Today he is widely regarded as the one to beat. Dean burst onto the national stage at the Democratic National Committeeís 2003 winter meeting. A few months after the Democrats had failed to keep control of the Senate or win back the House of Representatives with the 2002 mid-term elections, the former governor of Vermont strode to the podium at the DNCís worried gathering and blurted out, "What I want to know is why so many Democrats in Washington arenít standing up against Bushís unilateral war in Iraq. My name is Howard Dean, and I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party." The effect was electric. Dean had seized the moment, and he has followed it up with aggressive campaigning and a record-setting fund-raising effort. |
Howard Dean: A Citizenís Guide to the Man Who Would Be President sets out to answer "Who is Howard Dean?" What do his life experiences and, maybe more importantly, his performance as Vermontís governor for nearly twelve years tell us about what he believes, how he operates, his strengths and weaknesses as a chief executive and campaigner, and what kind of a president he might be? And what do those who really know him really think?
Reported by nine journalists whose experiences range from the Vermont Statehouse to past presidential campaigns, Howard Dean: A Citizenís Guide is filled with fresh information and keen new insights. Separate chapters cover Deanís boyhood and college years, his time as a doctor and legislator, his record on the environment, health care, and budgets, and his revolutionary use of the Internet as a grass-roots organizing tool. For readers looking to determine whether Dean can go the distance and how to cast their votes in 2004, this book is indispensable.