August 19th, 2014
10:52 AM ET
4 months ago

Howard Dean: I hope Hillary Clinton becomes president

Washington (CNN) – One year ago, Howard Dean, the former Democratic presidential contender and avatar of progressive sentiment, sat in a hotel lobby at the annual Netroots Nation conference in San Jose and held forth on Hillary Clinton's White House chances in 2016.

Dean made news.

Clinton "will not get a pass" in the 2016 Democratic primaries if she decides to run again, Dean said, an early warning shot from the left against the party establishment's anointed front-runner. Dean said he might make a repeat White House bid of his own, promising to agitate "other politicians" in the race on issues precious to liberals.

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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    yolanda
    @Lynda, I agree. Early positioning on Dean's part. He would appeal to the more liberal base that she will have difficulty wooing without someone like him as a running mate.
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    Yes ... exactly.

    August 19, 2014 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Wow,
    Here's a News Flash for you, Klutch! The Dems obviously DO listen. Obamacare is basically a REPUBLICAN proposal. But of course, the Republicans don't want to hear THAT. So which party doesn't listen really... Klutch is a good name for you... your mouth moves, but little else...

    August 19, 2014 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    All say, Hillary16.
    Dinginaburra, it is Hillary16.

    August 19, 2014 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
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