Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is in the news today after he said that anyone who votes for a Republican in the upcoming midterm elections is a “racist”:
Former DNC Chair Howard Dean: If You Vote For Republicans In The Midterms, Consider Yourself Racist https://t.co/LLL6l1WvPc
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 22, 2017
Well, this would be the same Howard Dean who said during the 2004 election that he wanted to be the candidate for “guys with Confederate flags on their pickup trucks”:
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 23, 2017
Dean was BLASTED for the comment during a CNN forum for all the candidates, but he refused to apologize or back down. Here’s Al Sharpton’s face during the exchange:
Watch the entire exchange here:
Dean did apologize the next day after he realized how damaging his statement was to his candidacy:
NEW YORK (CNN) — Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean, under fire for saying he wanted to be a candidate for “guys with Confederate flags on their pickup trucks,” issued an apology for his remark Thursday.
Dean said he used poor judgment in what was a sincere attempt to signal his effort to bring conservative but poor white voters into the Democratic Party fold.
“I think I made a mistake,” Dean told CNN’s Bill Hemmer on “American Morning.” Dean also said he is confident his remark won’t sink his campaign ship.
Status of ship? SUNK.