MATTHEWS: Oh! You rationally would not have voted for the conservative Republican because he’s against health care, but you say the voters are irrational. They somehow send smoke signals in their voting. They vote for a conservative Republican who’s totally against health care to tell the country they want a progressive health care program. That’s crazy!DEAN: We know what they did.MATTHEWS: Are voters crazy?DEAN: We actually know that they did.MATTHEWS: Are voters crazy?DEAN: Chris, there’s only one crazy person around here, and I may hold up a mirror. You may see him in a minute here.MATTHEWS: But you mean that voters…?DEAN: Don’t be silly.MATTHEWS: I’m just looking at the results. I’m not cheering them; I’m looking at them. And you’re not looking at them.DEAN: We –
MATTHEWS: You’re saying no matter who won… Suppose Coakley had won. You would have said that was a victory for progressive Democrats. Wouldn’t it be?DEAN: No, I woulda said –
MATTHEWS: Wouldn’t you have said it if she won?DEAN: I — I — I would have said, “Thank God the right person won.”MATTHEWS: Okay. In other words, if she wins, that’s a victory for your side. If she loses, that’s a victory for your side.
"Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."