Howard Dean rips ‘nincompoop’ Rick Scott; urges Bernie Sanders fans to be patient

Howard Dean at a Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia.

Howard Dean at a Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA  — The original insurgent Vermont Democratic presidential candidate — Howard Dean — urged unhappy supporters of Vermont insurgent du jour Bernie Sanders to be patient at a breakfast for Florida Democratic National Convention delegates this morning.

 

Jesse Jackson also dropped by the Florida delegation breakfast.

Jesse Jackson also dropped by the Florida delegation breakfast.

Dean also ripped Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who will be chairing a pro-Trump super PAC called Rebuilding America Now.

 

“That’s about right,” Dean said of Scott’s role. “Donald Trump is a Neanderthal nincompoop and so is Rick Scott. Donald Trump is a guy who made a lot of money at everybody else’s expense and so is Rick Scott. Pretty good match, I would say.”

 

Telling Floridians that “you’re going to elect Hillary Clinton president of the United States,” Dean aimed a portion of his remarks at disgruntled “young people and the Bernie delegates in particular — of course there’s a big crossover.”

 

Dean recalled his own unsuccessful liberal bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004.

 

“I remember what it was like to be in Bernie’s position,” Dean said.

 

Dean said that when he was 20 years old in the tumultuous year of 1968, he never would have imagined an African-American would be elected president 40 years later.

 

“Forty years, if you’re 20 years old and you’re an activist, is twice your lifetime and it seems like it’s never going to change. But what I see is how fast it does change,” said Dean, who’s now 67.

 

“For those of us that are not as old as I am, I want you to remember that change does not come overnight in a democracy but you have to keep at it. The challenge is not to get the change, the challenge is to pick yourself off the floor when you’ve been knocked down and come back and never, ever give up and keep moving forward. That is how you change America,” Dean said.

 

 

 

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