It's been five days since voters gave President Bush four more years in office and put Republicans in the Congressional driver's seat. Sunday night former Vermont Governor Howard Dean talked about why - putting his spin on Campaign 2004.
Howard Dean's national job interview for president ended in New Hampshire. But he found work at Dartmouth College as Distinguished Visiting Fellow. His task Sunday night - analyzing what happened?
"People ask me about Texas. How are the Democrats going to win in the red states? I think we failed by not running a national campaign," said Dean. Doctor Dean has already crafted a rhetorical prescription for a Democratic political resurgence.
"I believe that if you put up a scorecard of the values that evangelical Christians hold in this country, that we will have a higher rating in the Democratic Party than they will on the Republican side. All they get is they don't like gays and abortion. What we get is doing things for people who are left out - helping the poor - standing up with communal values - caring - building a society where our internal values - lest I say publicly and proudly our Godly values - whether they are Christian or Jewish or Muslim - our Godly values are something we stand for."
Dean does not talk directly to reporters much these days, preferring to speak from the podium or pre-negotiated interview program. But one audience member did ask the question will he run in 2008?
"I don't know the answer to that question," replied Dean. "It's much easier to decide to run for president when you have no idea what it's going to get you into." Even so it's clear the Democrat hopes to maintain a national presence into the future.
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