DNC 2016: Howard Dean brings back the ‘Dean Scream’ without the big finish

Howard Dean’s legendary “hyeaaaah” scream from his “We’re going to the White House” speech made a cameo at Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention late Tuesday. Check out the video clip below.

Dean, 67, hurried to wrap up his pro-Hillary Clinton/endorsement speech by touting universal health care and attacking Donald Trump VP, Mike Pence. Dean rallied those in attendance: “It’s going to be won on the ground,” listing off states, getting louder and louder.

Photo/David Washington

Photo/David Washington

“This race is going to be won on the ground and it’s going to be won in Colorado, and in Iowa, and North Carolina and Michigan and Florida and Pennsylvania, and then we go to the White House,” Dean said.

The 2004 yell doomed Dean’s campaign: “Not only are we going to New Hampshire, Tom Harkin, we’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York…. And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan, and then we’re going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House! About this sound Yeah!”

Many political analysts claim the “Dean Scream” wasn’t to blame for the Dean drop, having already lost in Iowa, and the scream was a proverbial final straw. Note that this gets misreported as “Not Ever Happening” (watch the video below), but it wasn’t the tragedy made out to be.

In November 2008, a documentary film about Dean and the campaign, Dean and Me, was released and shown at several film festivals.

The film paints Dean as an outsider and “As he knocks cameras across the country with big time media players, Eiden films everyone from grassroots foot soldiers to the big names of politics and media. The film serves as evidence of what happens to any outside-the-establishment challenges to the entrenched power of the two party political system Americans employ…

“The lesson is timeless and truly is a free gift to you! However, it was also an expensive lesson in documentary film-making and we are open to any donation as small as it may be (just like a real grassroots campaign). More importantly, we are open to any work you may need done on your own projects, big or small.”

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