24 October 2015

And Then There Were 2½

The most hapless of the Presidential candidates, Lincoln Chaffee has dropped out of the race:
For the third time in a week, a Democrat has bowed out of the 2016 presidential race.

Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island governor and senator, halted his long-shot quest for the Democratic nomination Friday.

"As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of prosperity through peace. But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said in a speech before a Democratic National Committee women's event Friday morning.


He unfurled a platform of freeing Edward Snowden and transferring the U.S. to the metric system. He raised just $15,000 for his campaign, and his awkward performance in the first Democratic debate left many wondering what his goal was in running.
While I agree with his two signature positions, pardoning Snowden and going metric, I also wonder why on earth anyone would make these items signature positions.

While the half of the remaining candidates, Martin O'Malley, is a long shot, (hence the "½" snark) but when one sees him on the debate stage, one does not wonder what the hell he is doing on stage, as was the case with Chaffee and Webb.


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