Howard Dean in His Own Words

Howard Dean in His Own Words

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Overview

"Has anyone really stood up against George Bush and his policies? Don't you think it's time somebody did?"

As the 2004 election shifts into primary overdrive, the one candidate who is getting the most ink and air time is former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. His fundraising has skyrocketed past his Democratic opponents and almost a quarter-million people from all fifty states have signed up to volunteer for his campaign.

To say Howard Dean is outspoken is something of an understatement. But what is Dean really saying? And why does the media — and the other Democratic candidates as well as Republicans — constantly try to paint Dean as an extreme liberal?

Howard Dean In His Own Words clearly states the governor's opinions on over 100 issues, from the military to the environment to education. A valuable primer for the politically curious to the most ardent Dean blogger, Howard Dean In His Own Words captures the voice and intellect of one of America's most fascinating political figures.

Howard Dean on How to Win the Election:

"The way to beat this president is not to be like him. We have to stand up and give the 50 percent of Americans who don't vote a reason to vote."

Howard Dean on the Democratic Party:

"When I say that a lot of Democrats are more mad at the Democrats than at the Republicans, I get a lot of nods."

Howard Dean on Education:

"The single most important factor in how a child learns has less to do with the quality of the building, the computers or even the teachers. The most important predictor is the attitude in that child's home toward education. We must involve the parents again."

Howard Dean on Being Called a Liberal:

"I think it's pathetic that I'm considered the left-wing liberal. It shows just how far to the right this country has lurched."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312330736
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Lisa Rogak is the author of numerous books and also the editor of Colin Powell: In His Own Words. She lives in Grafton, NH.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Howard Dean in Briefxiii
On Affirmative Action1
On Agriculture1
On Americans2
On Balancing the Budget3
On Being a Physician5
On Being Called a Liberal7
On the Bush Tax Cuts10
On the Campaign12
On Campaign Finance Reform19
On Changing His Mind20
On Civil Liberties20
On Civil Unions20
On the Death Penalty25
On the Democratic Party26
On Drug Policy30
On the Economy31
On Education32
On Energy Policy34
On the Environment35
On the European Union36
On the Far Right37
On Foreign Policy38
On Gun Control41
On Health Care Reform44
On His Family47
On His Opponents48
On His Past49
On His Sudden Popularity50
On His Temperament52
On His Tenure as Governor of Vermont53
On Homeland Security57
On How People Perceive Him58
On How to Win the Election59
On Immigration63
On Iraq63
On Israel65
On the Kyoto Treaty67
On Labor and Unions67
On Leadership68
On the Media69
On Medicinal Marijuana72
On the Military72
On NAFTA74
On New Yorkers75
On North Korea75
On the Other Candidates76
On the Patriot Act77
On Politics78
On the Presidency79
On President George W. Bush80
On the President He'd Be82
On Prison Reform84
On Race85
On Reproductive Rights86
On Republicans86
On the Role of Government87
On Rural States87
On Saudi Arabia88
On Small Business89
On Smallpox Vaccinations89
On Social Security90
On Taking the Middle Road90
On Taxes91
On Terrorism92
On the United States Congress94
On Urban Renewal94
On the Use of the Internet in His Campaign95
On Vermont95
On Veterans96
On War97
On The West Wing98
On Who He Is99
On Why He's Running for President103
On Working with His Legislative Colleagues105

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Guest More than 1 year ago
When my 20-year-old daughter shook Howard Dean's hand, he smiled and asked warmly for her vote. He didn't hesitate when he saw her eyebrow was pierced. He didn't talk down to a young woman approaching her first presidential election. He was kind and attentive and he won the vote he so politely requested. Lisa Rogak's book deftly captures this amazing leader through stylish and thoughtful quotes, as the title suggests, in his own words. It's a great, quick overview about Dr. Dean. It's a must for any good citizen committed to taking back the country for ALL Americans, not just the wealthy or hawkish.