The CBC convention blog, written by Robert Sheppard contains the entire 21 minute 13 second speech by Howard Dean.
One of Dean's statements was:
Boy, you guys are really going to win in the spring.How would Howard Dean have come to the conclusion that there was something to win in the spring?
Easy. He was briefed.
As Sheppard points out:
What that means is that his hosts, the most senior people in the Liberal party and the backroom organizers who invited him, are pretty well set on the idea that they will force a spring election.We might have guessed that, but now it's out in the open.
Just watch the Harper shennanigans now.