O’Connor Pens Memoir Of Dean Presidential Campaign

12/01/11 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette
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In this November 2003 photo, Howard Dean, second from left, shakes hands as Dean's aide Kate O'Connor, left, looks on in Hanover, N. H. O'Connor has written a memoir about Dean's 2004 run for president.

The emergence of the Internet and an energetic base of young people played a role. A sense of the underdog surging out of the background to grab the spotlight was also a factor. And Kate O'Connor was working behind the scenes to try and make Howard Dean's long-shot presidential bid in 2004 a success.

O'Connor was as an aide on the campaign that captured the national imagination but ultimately fell short of its goal, and has written about the wild ride in a new book called "Do the Impossible: My Crash Course on Presidential Politics Inside the Howard Dean Campaign."

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb spoke with Kate O'Connor. 

Click listen to hear the interview.

Learn more about the book at www.kateoconnorvt.com.


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