Complete Premium video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean predicts the Tea Party will play an important role in the 2012 presidential election, but calls the political movement the "last gasp of the 55-year-old generation." "Every morning when they see the president, they're reminded that things are totally different than they were when they were born," says Dean of Tea Party supporters. "It's not just the economy." ----- Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss the departure of senior members in President Barack Obama's administration, the Tea Party and more. Howard Brush Dean III is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. He served six terms as Governor of Vermont and ran unsuccessfully for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination. He was the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. An early front-runner in the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination, Dean denounced the 2003 invasion of Iraq and called on Democrats to more strongly oppose the Bush Administration. Dean showed strong fundraising ability, and was a pioneer of political fundraising via the internet; however, he eventually lost the nomination to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Dean formed the organization Democracy for America and later was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2005. Dean was named "chairman emeritus" of the DNC upon his retirement. He was mentioned as a possible candidate for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Surgeon General under the Obama administration.
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