Dr. Howard Dean, the Governor of Vermont who thanks to netroots nearly became Democratic nominee for President in 2004, retires as head of Democratic Party.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 11, 2008
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Howard Dean at Des Moines Meetup

His work done (a Democrat in the White House! A Democratic House and Senate, in part thanks to Dr. Dean’s controversial but ultimately successful 50-State strategy, which denied the Red State Blue State split and cultivated all of the US for a minority Liberal base—is stepping down. An outsider who took over the ultimate old boys’ club, he was never an easy fit for the status quo Democrats—and he failed to fundraise for Democrats half as much as the GOP, which raised enough to have more, with McCain’s dollars, than Obama + Democrats.

Why retired now? Traditionally, the duties of the head of the Democrats are light when a Democrat is President—and Dean may be in Obama’s cabinet in a role appropriate to his experience as a doctor. Deaniacs, read all about it!


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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