Dean told Democratic committee members Friday that it’s important to learn to be more comfortable discussing the party’s core values.
"The way I hope to deal with that problem, is not to abandon our core principles, but talk about them in a different way," he said.
Democrats are not pro-abortion, but "we are the party in favor of allowing women to make up their own minds about their health care," Dean, a physician, said.
Democrats are not for gay marriage, but "we are the party that has always believed in equal rights under the law for all people," he said.
In response Powerline’s Hindrocket responds:
I think I’m beginning to understand. Dean thinks the Democrats should call themselves "pro-choice" instead of "pro-abortion." And they should never say they actually think gay marriage is a good thing, but just keep referring to "equal rights" and let the courts do the dirty work. Wow, no wonder Howard Dean is considered to be such an iconoclast! He’s coming up with some dynamite new marketing ideas for the Democrats.
This is the same line that has been used year after year as elections are lost. The American people are just too dumb to figure out what the Democratic Party’s message is so It must be fine tuned until us lesser types can finally understand it and Dean think he is the final interpreter of Demospeak so that we might finally grok the enlightened message.
Like many pundits who initially hear the word that Dean might run for the DNC’s chair I was greatly supportive of such an idea, though I was sure that they Democratic party would never fully cooperative in making this happen. Yet one by one as his rivals for the chair fell off leaving only Howard Dean as the last man standing our pundit’s dreams have come true. I had previously though who could they elect worse than Terry McCalif not expecting to have that rhetorical question resoundingly answered.
With all the supposed soul searching of the Democratic Party had after the elections and their failure to identify with values voters who do they elect? Yes Howard Dean who left the Episcopal Church over the issue of trying to get a bike path built. A pro-abortion extremist who as a doctor once interned for Planned Parenthood (but denies ever performing any abortions) and later served as an executive board member of Planned Parenthood New England. The Democratic Party lost heavily in states with anti-same-sex marriage amendments yet put in charge the Governor who signed the first same-sex partnership law in Vermont. They need to make inroads in the South and the new face of the DNC previously said southerners have to quit basing their votes on "race, guns, God and gays."
Howard Dean also during the campaign advanced the theory that the President knew about 9-11 ahead of time. All I know is that I think I will now heavily invest in tin foil stocks.
Here is an interactive flash simulation I did before.
You might also want to do some classic gaming with Deanings.