tv Howard Dean Concession Speech CSPAN January 30, 2016 10:50pm-11:06pm EST
concession speech by democrat howard been on the night of the iowa caucuses. it is best known for what came to be known as the dean scream. a month earlier he was widely considered the front-runner, but his lead dwindled as the caucuses approached and finished third behind john kerry and john edwards. mr. dean a pair i dropped out of the race while senator kerry went on to win the nomination before losing the general election to incumbent george bush. >> are you ready? fightu ready to take this on? are you ready not to give up? are you ready to change america? then you are ready for howard dean, the next president of the united states.
dean: well, you guys, you have already got the picture here. i was about to say, you know, i'm sure there are some disappointed people here. you know what, you know something, you know something, if you had told us one year ago that we were going to come in third in iowa, we would have given anything for that. and, you know something, 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. 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. yeeaaahhhh! we will not give up. audience: no. dean: we will not give up in new hampshire. we will not give up in south carolina. we will not give up in arizona, or new mexico, oklahoma, north dakota, delaware, pennsylvania, ohio, michigan. we will not quit now or ever. we want our country back for ordinary americans.
and we're going to win in massachusetts, and north carolina, and missouri, and arkansas, and connecticut, and new york, and ohio. let me -- wait a minute. wait a minute. wait. there are some polite things we guest: have to do here. and the first is to thank some people. i want to thank jeannie murray and her extraordinary iowa people. she has worked so hard. come on up here, jeannie, come on up. jeannie murray.
let me thank jeannie and all her people in iowa. you worked hard, you got our ticket punched to new hampshire, and i appreciate it. you should be so proud of you, our hard working iowa staff. let me thank tom harkin. you are so lucky, you are so lucky. you are so lucky to have a united states senator who understands what it is to stand up for ordinary americans, and he is the leader in the united states senate to take our country back for ordinary americans again. let me thank berkeley beddel and dave nagel, two former congressmen from iowa who have been all over iowa for us, helping us.
i don't know where dave is tonight, but i want to thank him. let me thank the international union of painters and allied trades for standing up. let me thank the american federation of state and county and municipal employees for all the help they've been. the service employees international union, the seiu, thank you so much. but, most of all, let me thank you, from all over america, coming to change this country. we haven't seen this in 30 years. now, in my generation was the last time i saw all this stuff going on, with people your all age, under 30-years-old. and we were a little more-we were-what?
when i was your age -- when i was your age we did change two presidents and changed the foreign policy of the united states of america. now the only difference is it took six years, and we've got six months to go before we're going to do it here. this is the changing of the generations, the passing of the torch to the new generation, it is your generation, and it's your generation that's fueled this campaign, because you know that the half trillion dollar deficits this president is piling up are going to be billed to you and your children, because of the terrible damage this president is doing to the environment are going to be things that you're going to have to live with, and we're going to change that. and you have the power to change that, and we are starting right tonight.
we have just begun to fight. we have just begun to fight. and we're going to fight, and fight, and fight until the country becomes a place where we'll put more money into small children and their families than we will into prisons. where instead of giving $16 billion worth of tax breaks to oil companies and gas companies we'll put it into renewable energy, and ethanol, and bio-diesel. where instead of giving $200 billion to the hmo's and insurance companies, and the
pharmaceutical companies, we'll give seniors a real prescription benefit. i would have liked to come in first tonight, and so would you, but you know what? i want to thank the people of iowa. i do. i have spent two years here, i've gone to all 99 counties, this is a wonderful, wonderful state, with wonderful, wonderful people, and i appreciate it very, very much. i have called senator kerry and senator edwards and congratulated them, and told them we would see them around the corner, on the other side of the block starting tomorrow morning. i have called representative gephardt and thanked him for a courageous run. i worked for him in 1988, i still feel some loyalty to him. he did the best he could, and i appreciate his long career of service for the united states of america. and now, i want every single one of you who can do it to go to new hampshire. and if you can't go to new hampshire, i want you to go to arizona, or new mexico, or oklahoma, or delaware, or south
i'm just going to close the way i always close. because we've got to get on a plane. we've gotta fly to new hampshire, because you know what? we're going to have a big rally at 3:00 in the morning, when we land in new hampshire. you have the power to take back this party, so we'll stand up for harry, what harry truman put in the 1948 democratic party platform, healthcare for everybody. you have the power to take back the flag of the united states of america, so that it does no longer belong solely to jerry falwell and rush limbaugh and dick cheney and john ashcroft, and together we have the power to take back the white house in 2004, and that is exactly what we're going to do. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you.
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