July 15th, 2008
12:05 PM ET
10 years ago

Dean to embark on cross-country voter registration tour

Dean will travel across the country to encourage new voter registration.

Dean will travel across the country to encourage new voter registration.

(CNN)—Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is set to embark on a cross-country voter registration tour this Thursday.

The bus tour, called “Register for Change,’ will act as a mobile campaign office as the party seeks to build upon the record voter turnout during the primary season.

The tour kicks off in President Bush’s hometown of Crawford, Texas and coincides with the DNC’s 50-state strategy to hold forums across the country.

“People are really struggling,” Dean said. “They want different leadership, not more of the same failed Bush policies that John McCain will continue.”

From Texas the tour will continue on to stops in Louisiana and Mississippi where Dean will meet with local leaders and go neighborhood-to-neighborhood registering new voters and encouraging previously registered voters to unit around Barack Obama’s “strong message of change.”

The DNC says the tour will travel every part of the country, coming to a close at the party’s convention in Denver at the end of August.

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  1. CLINTON 08 VP


    OBAMA (P) & CLINTON (VP) 2008-2014


    July 15, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Obama/Clinton '08

    I see a lot of bitter comments from Hillary Clinton supporters that have nothing to do with this posting. The only thing worse than losers are sore losers- and that's what y'all are.

    Go ahead, support McCain- that means you'll be supporting not one, but TWO losing candidates this year.

    You can tell that to your grandchildren someday.

    July 15, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. MikeH

    Nick Casey, you are a liar.

    Bill from Florida, you are really Nick Casey using a different I.A.

    Back to the subject now, Dean's a good strategist but a lousy spokesman. He should stay in the background and let someone more...uh...in control front this program.

    July 15, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. Debbie

    Sorry, Howie! This 35+ years loyal democrat is no longer so loyal. The Dems treatment of Hillary and your annointing of the disingenuous Empty Suit as the nominee have turned me off. I'm writing in or staying home. Frankly I am as uninspired by Obama's demagoguing and lack of substance as I am by McCain's blather. Neither of these guys should ever get close to the Oval Office as far as I'm concerned.

    July 15, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Broad street buddy


    July 15, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Gary in VA

    I am so tired of this Hillary Clinton stuff. I can't wait until Obama wins and we don't have to deal with the hillary joke anymore. I will be donating the maximum allowed amount after the Primaries after the convention so hillary want get one dime of my money. If they 18,00,000 voters support here so much then why isn't her debt paid off. She lost because she ran a bad campaign. It being in debt is a prime example of poor leadership/management skills. Obama 08 all the way.

    July 15, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  7. Jeff, AL

    Good grief! Howard you idiot. It's absolutely amazing how many mistakes you've made as chair of the DNC. Registering voters is a worthy cause. Disenfranchising voters is not.

    July 15, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. DflateMacsStr8TalkXpress: Econ MIA, AWOL on facts, POW from reality

    Aren't you amnesic Clinton cocktail drinkers too busy helping her pay off the debt she so willfully incurred by her own stubbornness? Maybe you can donate to the cause of the other inflexible, headstrong candidate who currently is sitting in the oval office since he continues to think this is such "hard work" and we are now "in difficult times" and "we need to contunue to fight Al Qaeda in Iraq" (meanwhile ignoring them in Afghaistan where they are resurging.) You really are pretty pathetic excuses for Democrats.

    As Phil Gramm said (off topic), "We're becoming a nation of whiners. " And you prove that everyday day with your persistent mutiny.
    PUMA to Iraq is what I say!

    July 15, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  9. Veteran in Kansas

    Best thing for Dean to do for the Democratic party is absolutely nothing, Dean and loser have come to mean the same thing.

    July 15, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. John

    Well, he needs to register new voters since this lifelong Democrat and Clinton supporter (though I'd be happy with either Edwards or Richardson as the nominee as well) is not about to vote for the worst, most inexperienced, hypocritical and inept candidate since at least Dukakis. Though I won't vote for McCain either and may just have to sit out this election (which devastates me), I don't see how McCain could lose to Obama.

    July 15, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Sue CA

    NOt only are you a hater but a liar as well the Florida and MI Republicans screwed every thing up and you know it ......Now you should wag your tail three times and shut the H_LL up!!!!

    July 15, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. Independant Vet

    Howard Dean , lose lip service .

    Get the first bus back home, we are all sick of H>D> an B. O.

    The latest cartoon Got it correct of the OBAMA's. Nooooo 08

    July 15, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Tim Hutchins

    Biden, your hateful mouth will drive so many more people into the Republican ranks. Come on down!!

    July 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. eric

    The DNC did nothing wrong to Hillary. She screwed herself over through poor campaigning. If those of you who thought race was an important issue and voted for Hillary because of it, you are more than welcome to leave my party. The GOP is the party of ignorant, stupid, racist white people who couldn't back a decent, intelligent candidate to save their lives. It's about time you all came out of the closet and declared yourselves for what you truly are. When you do, you can finally stop using some made up grievances against Hillary as cover for being ignorant and racist. Goodbye Debbie, Nick Casey, Texas Trail Dog, Francisco in NY, and the rest of you. Don't let the door hit you in the rear on yoru way out.

    July 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. Leon

    Great job. We need the average Americans to register and vote these Republican bums out of off. Come on people let's do it and prove to the Bush cronies that "yes we can"...

    July 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |

    Nick Casey – Good for you vote your beliefs... it is great and inspiring to know that you feel that Hillary and Mccain are running on the same issues... NOT wake up and smell coffee

    July 15, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. Debby

    Dean is the biggest idiot in the Dem. party next to Pelosme. No one wants to see his YEHA mug all over the US. This is the worse thing for Obama.

    July 15, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. ch

    Hope Chicago is on teh agenda – I’d love to give him a piece of my mind (and maybe a piece of my brain and a testicle too) about FL and MI. His weak leadership on the issue of counting these votes helped drive me out of the party.

    July 15, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. Big gator

    Nick put on your big boy pants and stop crying. Hill is lame just like her supporters(Jockstraps).

    July 15, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Phil-Little Rock

    Coward Dean really needs to wake up and realize he's gutless on so many issues.

    July 15, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. CD

    Hillary supporters are so naive, bias, bitter, whiners and are all hallucinators. What do you mean by a flawed process? The same process that nominated Al-Gore and no tantrums were thrown, the same process that nominated John Kerry and no tantrums and now a black man wins and the racists and wild clawed feminists are crying the process is flawed. It was Hillary that was throwing the kitchen sink, insulting Obama and praising our opponent John McCain because of her greed for power and now you dare point fingers at Obama? You Clinton supporters can go to hell and sit on a cold toilet sit for all I care, what an audacity and I'm tired of your twisted lies and pettiness. You guys want to destroy the democratic party? Well I've got news for you all today, it takes two to play this game and yes we can also destroy the party if Hillary ever dares to run again. Please stay home this november while we build the future. Nonsense!

    July 15, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. Big gator

    Hill the Empty Pant Suit

    July 15, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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