Some good quotes from attendees at the DNC meeting:
- “He was the star of the show,” said a surprised Tom Lakin, a Democratic National Committee member from a town near East Alton in southern Illinois.
- Dean’s appearance Friday—along with an appearance last month before a dinner for NARAL Pro-Choice America—earned him lots of political points from people who liked his style, even if they did not sign on to all of his message.
- James Pederson, the chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party, said Dean was “tremendously exciting.”
- And Margaret Blackshere, president of Illinois AFL-CIO and a DNC member, said Dean was refreshing. “I turned to somebody and said, ‘Could a guy from Vermont win?’ And they said, ‘A guy from Arkansas did.’ “