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Does Lincoln Chafee Have A Shot?

Lincoln Chafee has entered the pool of Democrats seeking the nomination. Does the former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island stand a chance?

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last 24 hours | washingtonpost
Chafee's absurd comparison on the fiscal impact of the Iraq war and the Bush ... - Washington Post (blog)

"...In any case, Chafee was comparing apples and oranges, inflating the Iraq war number by calculating out almost four decades while deflating the tax cut number to just a single 10-year estimate.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning research organization, in 2013 produced an updated comparison of the impact of the Iraq (and Afghanistan) wars and the Bush tax cuts on the federal deficit through 2019. (The group does not plan to update the study again, but the most recent version was done after the White House and Congress agreed to permanently extend the tax cuts, except for wealthy Americans, and so it reflects those changes.)..." see full article


1137 days ago | washingtonpost
Lincoln Chafee finally says it: Hillary's too corrupt to be president - Washington Post (blog)

"...Unfortunately for the Democratic Party and for the country, only Lincoln Chafee is saying this. Members of Congress, liberal pundits and big donors have yet to say, Hey, this is a bridge too far. We can't justify supporting her. There is no excuse for this. Only if they finally admit this can the party recover its soul and a candidate not ethically disqualified to hold office (let alone the presidency) can emerge. For now, Clinton just like with Whitewater, the Rose Law Firm, the White House travel office, the Chinese finance scandals of the 1990's, the foundation, the emails and the conflicts of interest is getting away with it. She's conducted herself this way for 20-plus years because she's never paid any real price...." see full article


1141 days ago | americanthinker
Lincoln Chafee: Already a 2016 punchline - American Thinker (blog)

"...Stop. Enough. Hillary putting the wrong Russian word on the reset button was a "mistake" in his view. Can we stand someone so profound to be president? Chafee was an arrogant senator. He has now demonstrated that he's so besotted with his own conceit that he's not worthy to run for president, even as a Democrat. The campaign needs a little levity, so let's hope he sticks around for a few months and gives us some more laughs...." see full article


1142 days ago | spectator
Lincoln Chafee Is All About the Metric System - American Spectator (blog)
"...Like Chafee himself, this is essentially a fallback to the late 1970s, when people still though that Jimmy Carter could successfully negotiate a peace treaty with Iran and that high-waisted polyester shorts were a good idea to wear with roller skates. Fortunately for America, we're reliving both the foreign policy era of incompetence and the resurgence of normcore, so why the heck shouldn't we force ourselves to comply with a massive an unwanted national policy change? While we're at it, let's revive Cop Rock.Come to think of it, unlike the other returning trends, Cop Rock wouldn't be so bad, if it starred, say, Andy Samberg. Chafee can keep his metric system, though...." see full article


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1142 days ago | reason
America Shrugs as Lincoln Chafee Prepares Run for President - Reason (blog)
"...What this presidential race clearly needs is a former Republican (who was never really that conservative) turned independent turned Democrat running against Hillary Clinton primarily on the fact that Clinton voted for the Iraq War when she was a senator and he did not.That would be Lincoln Chafee, the former senator from Rhode Island and recent one-term governor, who is scheduled today to formally announce he is running for president as a Democrat. Not that anybody seems to care that he'll be announcing tonight during a speech in George Mason University...." see full article


1143 days ago | nationaljournal
Lincoln Chafee, Announcing Presidential Campaign, Says US Should Adopt ... - National Journal
"...So not only is Chafee introducing himself to Americans as someone who has lived in Canada, he's also advocating for something that was regarded by America's founding fathers as being excessively French. All in all, a fun start for a candidate who has a lot of ground to make up fast, no matter how you want to count it...." see full article


1143 days ago | nytimes
First Draft Today in Politics: Welcome to the Party, Lincoln Chafee - New York Times

"...Political analysts in Rhode Island were surprised to learn of Mr. Chafee's presidential aspirations. He enters the race as a long shot, lacking Mrs. Clinton's fund-raising prowess or name recognition and Mr. Sanders's grass-roots support.Some have suggested that Mr. Chafee is looking to rebrand himself after opting not to seek re-election as governor amid weak poll numbers and the threat of a primary challenge. However, even critics say that he is sincere and that his presence will press Mrs. Clinton on foreign policy...." see full article


1143 days ago | nytimes
Lincoln Chafee Takes Winding Road Into Democratic Race

"...Many were surprised when Mr. Chafee, 62, signaled in April that he was interested in seeking the White House. The move raised eyebrows in Rhode Island, where his record in one term as governor received mixed reviews. Facing the prospect of a primary challenge and sluggish poll numbers last year, he chose not to run for re-election.Continue reading the main storyWhile considering a presidential run, Mr. Chafee has shown a willingness to confront Mrs. Clinton, questioning the financial dealings of her family's foundation and criticizing her for supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Mr. Chafee, a Republican at the time, was the only senator from his party to vote against the war...." see full article


1143 days ago | bloombergview
Lincoln Chafee's One Issue
"...Should the U.S. increase its military involvement in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria? Or should it exercise restraint, resolving to contain and isolate the menace? What is the best way to manage the complexities posed by Iran and a shifting, unreliable array of Sunni allies in the region? To break through, Chafee will have to do more than ask familiar (and valid) questions. What voters crave are viable, innovative answers.Chafee's independence is well established, as is his political dexterity. It's unlikely they will be enough to win him the nomination, much less the presidency. But they may force greater candor from the woman -- or man -- who does...." see full article


1143 days ago | desmoinesregister
Lincoln Chafee presidential bid faces tough road in Iowa
"...Compounding Chafee's problems in Iowa is the fact that he's laid none of the groundwork necessary for a serious caucus campaign."He's going to have to spend so much time getting in front of people who have no idea who he is," Larimer said.Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley and even former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, by contrast, have been visiting the state and courting potential supporters for months...." see full article


1143 days ago | national.suntimes
Who cares about Lincoln Chafee's presidential campaign? Nobody.
"...When it comes to running for president of the United States, having a robust public presence is usually a must.People should, you know, know who you are and stuff.That doesn't seem to be the case for former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who is set to announce his candidacy today during a speech at George Mason University.The fact that the speech is only being broadcast on C-SPAN should give a hint as to Chafee's popularity, or lack thereof. (C-SPAN doesn't measure viewership, but is available in 97 million households. But, honestly, when was the last time you tuned in?)..." see full article



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