Howard Dean, former presidential front runner and the man who is probably most well known for coining the term “yeeeeaaahhhh,” shows us how to take the Scott Brown win, and by waving his magic poll wand, turn it into a win for health care.
“Yesterday, the problem was the people wanted more. We did a poll, Democracy for America did a poll. 18% of the people who voted for Scott Brown voted for Barrack Obama. Of those 18% three out of five wanted a public option. They thought they didn’t go far enough. Of the Obama voters that we polled that stayed home, 80% wanted a public option.”
So three out of five Obama voters for Scott Brown, who was , by the way, opposed to health care and the public option, voted against Martha Coakley, who supported the public option, because they wanted more from health care, and Brown would be able to deliver that?
It’s probably good this guy didn’t win the presidency.
Chris Matthews probably had the most appropriate response to Mr. Dean’s post-election assessment: “That’s crazy!”
Hat tip Rick Blaine
Interview with Chris Matthews and Howard Dean: