From the article:
In remarks that would have seemed almost incredible a month ago, the former front-runner indicated in Milwaukee that he would be willing to accept the vice presidential slot on the fall ticket if he did not win his bid to lead it.I think John Kerry owes Howard Dean a lot. After all, Kerry had worked in quite a negative fashion to destroy Dean's lead in Iowa while, at the same time, co-opting Dean's campaign message and attitude.. trying to claim it as his own. If Dean fails in Wisconsin, and if this VP offer was to happen...and Howard Dean should indeed be gifted with the thanks for all he's done for this party in the 2004 campaign.. if this was to happen, I wouldn't feel so creepy about how the "new, improved, changed" John Kerry got to this point.
"I would . . . do anything I could to get rid of President Bush," Dean told a Milwaukee radio station when asked if he would be interested in the No. 2 spot on the ticket. "I'll do whatever is best for the party," he said on "Morning Magazine" on WMCS-AM, a station with a predominately African-American audience.