Howard Dean Quotes

I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court you can't play you know hide the salami or whatever it's called.

You can't make Howard Dean a straw man. He is what he appears to be. And that's the beauty of Howard Dean.

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks. We can't beat George Bush unless we appeal to a broad cross-section of Democrats.

I'm not attacking liberals with a broad brush.

I'm not against the Hanukkah songs. I like Hanukkah songs. I grew up with Hanukkah songs. I'm not opposed to Hanukkah or the songs that accompany it at all.

Every day it becomes clearer that this was the wrong war at the wrong time.

I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

I supported the war in Afghanistan because 3000 of our people were murdered and I thought we had a right to defend the people of the United States.

I've waffled before. I'll waffle again.

The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor some right-wing politician telling them what to do.

No doctor is going to do an abortion on a live fetus. That doesn't happen. Doctors don't do that. If they do they'll get their license pulled as well they should.

I think the recovery hasn't been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine first of all.

I actually spoke in an African-American church yesterday.

I believe that the flag of the Confederate States of America is a painful symbol and reminder of racial injustice and slavery which (Abraham) Lincoln denounced from here over 150 years ago

My energy level is very high ... how ambitious it all is depends on lots of different things. But pretty high energy level. I take on a lot of projects at the same time.

The capture of Saddam has not made America safer.

That's one of the things about the Tea Party people. They think corporations have too much influence in American life and they do.

I'm tired of the ayatollahs of the right wing. We're fighting for freedom in Iraq. We're going to fight for freedom in America.

Stop scapegoating immigrants[Stop using] outrageous phrases like 'illegal aliens.'

Second of all I don't think Wall Street is doing what it's supposed to be doing even after the shameful performance of the last two years. They're are not allocating capital.

I may be controversial but my allegiance is to people outside the Beltway.

And people in America are very practical people across the political spectrum. Very conservative women want their kids their daughters taking birth control.

I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president.

You have the power to take our country back.

It is true that there`s an economic argument and an economic feeling that something different needs to happen and politicians talking out of both sides of their mouth and all that kind of stuff.

The Democratic Party all the candidates from Washington they all know each other they all move in the same circles and what I'm doing is breaking into the country club.

Barry Goldwater once said 'I'd rather be right than president.' I can't tell you how much I disagree with that Barry Goldwater.

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils.

I don't mind being called a liberal. I just don't really think it's true.

We have to say what we believe... whether it's popular or not.

This country was the moral leader of the world until George Bush became president.

I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president.

George Bush calls his biggest fundraisers Rangers and Pioneers. We gather here today and we call ourselves simply Americans.

There are definitely some people who cheat but how come we're only focusing on people who are on welfare who cheat and not the bank presidents who cheat?

We are the great grassroots campaign of the modern era built from mousepads shoe leather and hope.

My view of Christianity is that the hallmark of being a Christian is to reach out to people who have been left behind. So I think there was a religious aspect to my decision to support civil unions.

My view is FOX News is a propaganda outlet for the Republican Party and I don't comment on FOX News.

I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.

People have said I'm the candidate of anger. Well we have a right to be angry. We lost 3 million jobs. We lost our place as the moral leader of the world.

America is a conservative country with a small "c" - they want change but they don't want too much change too fast.

The French will always do exactly the opposite on what the United States wants regardless of what happens so we're never going to have a consistent policy.

If money is a form of speech as the Supreme Court has regrettably found rich donors will always be the loudest speakers.

Luckily I'm a governor - so I get to tell you what I've already done not just what I'm going to do.

I don't hate Republicans as individuals. But I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.

We know that no one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds.

How much courage does it take for Dean to throw red meat to the party faithful?

Dealing with race is about educating white folks.

What I usually do is tell funny stories from the road many of which are of course unprintable. But I don't actually have a joke. I don't tell jokes much. I tell little stories.

The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry.

What I want to know is what in the world so many Democrats are doing supporting the President's unilateral intervention in Iraq?

Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep.

So what we - all we really want I think from the so-called Democratic wing of the Democratic Party is really to stand up for what we believe in.

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.

John Ashcroft is not a patriot John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy.

Early withdrawal from Iraq would result in unarguably defeat and humiliation for the United States. There's no question. We would be defeated by definition. We would be humiliated in that defeat.

What I want to do more than anything as president of the United States is to restore the honor and dignity and respect that this country is owed around the world.

Every single American has a voice and ... it ought to be heard in the halls of power every day.

Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.

I think we had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years; I think we need some regulation now.

The way we're going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we're going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in.

First of all I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist which I am

I think in general the ends do not justify the means.

I have never favored a Social Security retirement age of 70 nor do I favor one of 68.

We've gotten rid of (Saddam Hussein) and I suppose that's a good thing.

I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. In other words I lead with my heart and not my head. That's the only chance we have against George Bush.

I have a great sense of humor but it has an ironic twist to it.

This is a struggle of good and evil. And we're the good.

The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong.

I was hoping to get a reception like this I'd just hoped that it would be on Thursday night instead of Tuesday night.

If you're really worried about the effect of "Silent Night" on the kids you need a hobby or something and I'm glad you're pointing that out.

The corporatization of the press really has hurt the press.

The status quo helps liberals. We're going to change the country.

I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist which I am.

I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.

I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for.

We won when we toppled Saddam. That was the only clear goal of this war to topple the Iraqi government. It took about 10 minutes.

The war in Iraq was unwinnable.

We will ultimately be judged by how we react in times of trouble and how we care for the least among us.

From a religious point of view if God had thought homosexuality is a sin he would not have created gay people.

We won't always have the strongest military.

I'm a committed Christian. I worship in my own way. That's my business. That's not the business of the pharisees who are going to preach to me about what I do and then do something else.

The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.

the Republicans are all about suppressing votes.