NH GOP - Chairman Comments on DNC Chairman Howard Dean's Visit to NH

Concord, NH – NewHampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen issued the following statement regarding DNC Chairman Howard Dean's visit to New Hampshire:

“Howard Dean’s visit to the Granite State today provides an excellent opportunity for him to explain and clarify some of his positions concerning issues that are of extreme importance to New Hampshire voters.

“Many citizens of our state remain concerned about a plethora of Howard Dean’s past statements --especially his opposition to having New Hampshire retain its first in the nation primary. During his stop in New Hampshire, he would do well to clarify his position on our primary once and for all.

“Being from a bordering state, Howard Dean iswell known to New Hampshire -- as are many of his past hysterical statements such as when he said that John McCain ‘runs on his integrity, but he doesn’t seem to have any’.

“New Hampshire voters have made John McCain the winner of two primaries in this state precisely because of his integrity and courage to do what is right for this country. While Barack Obama talks about getting away from ‘slash and burn politics’, the Chairman of his own party continues to slash away without any sense of hypocrisy. New Hampshire voters deserve some answers from Howard Dean on his visit here.”



(“Obama Denounces ‘Slash And Burn’ Politics,” The Associated Press , 2/19/07)

(Josh Hafenbrack, “Obama Barack Obama Calls For New Political Spirit During South Florida Campaign Swing,” [Fort Lauderdale, FL] Sun Sentinel , 3/26/07)

(Ben Smith, “Obama: Clinton Rewrites History,” The Politico ’s “Ben Smith” Blog, www.politico.com,1/13/08)

(CNN’s, “Late Edition,” 3/2/08)

  • Dean: “John McCain has a history of doing what it takes, regardless of what the ethics of this are.” (CNN’s, “Late Edition,” 3/2/08)

(John Cooke, “Howard Dean Talks Politics In ICC,” The Georgetown Voice , 2/28/08)

(White House Bulletin, 10/5/06)

  • Dean: “[N]ow of course you can’t trust the Republicans with your kids.” (Will Sullivan, “This Is Just A Firestorm,” U.S. News & World Report , 10/16/06)

(Dan Balz,“Dean Hammers Bush On War, Immigration,” The WashingtonPost , 12/4/05)

(Dana Milbank, “Dean’s Past As Prologue To DNC Future,” The Washington Post ,1/29/05)

  • Dean: “I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 5/22/05)

(Peter Gorrie, “Spreading The Message,” Toronto Star , 3/20/05)

(Josie Huang, “Dean Calls For End To ‘Culture Of Corruption’,” Portland [ME] Press Herald , 10/23/05)

(Carla Marinucci, “In S.F., Dean Calls GOP ‘A White Christian Party,’” San Francisco Chronicle , 6/7/05)

  • Dean: “The R.N.C. … they love to play the victim. The truth is they are a White Christian Party.” (ABC’s “The View,” 9/15/05)

(Fox News’ “Special Report,” 4/5/05)

(DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Remarks At Campaign For America’s Future “Take Back America Conference,” DC, 6/2/05)

(Peter Gorrie, “Spreading The Message,” Toronto Star , 3/20/05)

(Joel Mathis, “Dean Roars Into Town,” Lawrence Journal-World , 2/26/05)

(Nancy Benac, “Dean Ready To Take Charge OfDemocrats,” The Associated Press ,2/11/05)