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Friday, January 23, 2004
How does one scream kill a whole campaign?
We all cursed Gore for his inability to show passion, & now we're crucifying Dean for managing to express some energy. This is such a wierd world: "Howard Dean may have a shot at a pro wrestling career if his bid for the White House doesn't pan out.

After his disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses on Monday (see 'John Kerry Scores Solid Victory In Iowa Caucuses'), a red-faced Dean made a impassioned entreaty to his supporters in Des Moines that left him hoarse and sounded reminiscent of wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage's patented 'Oooooh yeah!' The gruff, fist-pumping appeal made its way onto the Internet, where inventive and aspiring remixers have added their own sardonic twists to the fiery speech."

"Not only are we going to New Hampshire ... we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico," Dean enthused in his speech to supporters. "We're going to California and Texas and New York. And we're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan and then we're going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House! Yeeeeeeah!"

That "Yeeeeeeah!" figures prominently in many of the remixes, mostly created by resourceful college students and blog enthusiasts, such as the high-energy house version ("US Tour (Chris Flyer Remix)"), the funky horn mix, (Jonathan Barlow's "Howarddean") and the Ministry-like alarm call version (James Lileks' "Yeaahg"). Metal band Viral Solstice even made their own hardcore punk tweak, "Hardcoredean."
Posted at 10:33 AM by John.

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