DNC: Howard Dean reenacts famous Dean Scream moment
The scream heard round the world is back, but this time, Howard Dean is using it to his advantage.
During his remarks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night, the former Vermont governor poked fun at his infamous campaign speech at the 2004 Iowa caucuses, where his so-called “scream” of enthusiasm made its debut before it became a media sensation and went on to be mocked on the political stage. (Dean, of course, came in third in the Democratic Primary that year, behind John Kerry and John Edwards.)
At the DNC Tuesday, what began as a standard speech quickly escalated into meme and gif territory. “This race is gonna be won on the ground,” Dean said, before reenacting the 2004 moment, stopping just shy of the “Dean Scream” itself. “And it’s gonna be won in Colorado, and in Iowa, and North Carolina and Michigan, and Florida, and Pennsylvania, and then we’re going to the White House!”
The DNC continues through Thursday, with speeches from Elizabeth Banks, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera, and potentional First Gentleman and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The original clip of the Iowa speech can be seen below.