At progressive gathering, hints of anxiety about Obama
June 21st, 2013
11:47 AM ET
10 years ago

At progressive gathering, hints of anxiety about Obama

San Jose, California (CNN) - Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and Democratic firebrand, stood behind a podium at the San Jose Convention Center and neatly summed up the current zeitgeist of the left.

"Is the president perfect?" Dean asked a buzzing audience of left-leaning bloggers, political activists and organizers on Thursday evening. "No. But it sure is better than having Bain Capital, I mean Mitt Romney, in there."

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  1. Peace

    I have to say this no one has to gather the courage and say it, BUT it is all about freedom of speech the righties tout about it all the time(freedom of speech, thats what we need!). Dems are more cleverer than the Repubs. That is the truth mind you , whether you like or not.The far righties claim they have good looking women, may be and only may be because the looks is in the eyes of the beholder. The righties do not care at all about the poor, women and those who are suffering. True BUT not easy to be swallowed by the righties, as they are always pretending. We need very truthful people who really speak what come from their hearts, and who really mean it. NOT all kind of rubbish we are hearing all the time nowadays,

    June 21, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The problem is that Obama has to deal with many "teapublicans" that don't want to hear about anything other than what they want to do. It slows things down.

    @Tea Party Thomas - He isn't a socialist. If you want to repeal anything that smacks of any kind of socialism, then ask to repeal Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, any and all subsidies to companies and individual citzens, and support for little things like education. If you think Obama has done things, then you should have complained when FDR was in office and get all of his programs repealed first.

    June 21, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    tom l.

    @Dominican Mama
    Just what is more of the "Black man"?
    You need better bait than that tom l.
    Why don't you concentrate on things you can ADMIT to understanding like me calling you and your ilk rabid dogs that bark at the moon; or how you and your ilk are hellbent on stimying the President's second term and any and all progress this country can make under him; or how he's dealing with the lowest of the low – again you and your ilk.
    Focus on those things that pertain to you and that you can understand....don't worry about things you know nothing about.
    Yet somehow methinks that you know EXACTLY what I meant....huh tom l? Wink.

    June 21, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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