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Biggest debate threat to Hillary? Lincoln Chafee

Biggest debate threat to Hillary? Lincoln Chafee

A man with nothing to lose and no filters.

Former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee is a confirmed participant in the first Democratic primary debate next Tuesday on CNN.

The debate will be shorter than the last Republican event but the smaller number of people on stage means even lower tier candidates like Chafee will get ample time to speak.

As a man currently polling at less than one percent, Chafee has nothing to lose.

Chafee also is notoriously unfiltered. Expect him to come out swinging at Hillary Clinton. Hard.

Chafee has already indicated that he intends to go after Hillary for her Iraq War vote.

CNN reported in July:

Lincoln Chafee needles Clinton: Iraq war vote ‘created all the problems’

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Tuesday he’s seeking the Democratic nomination to keep the question of the Iraq War alive, one which implicitly haunts Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Democrats need to point out that the problems with ISIS and other instability in the Middle East started with the Iraq War and should not be afraid to tag Republicans on the issue, Chafee, who was a senator at that time of the vote in 2002, said during a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast in Washington.

“They were the ones who invaded Iraq and created all the problems,” said Chafee, who was a Republican at the time and the only Republican senator to vote against the war. “Just politically speaking, it’s important for the Democrat Party to say that’s a Republican mistake that we now have to fix.”

Clinton voted in favor of the Iraq War in 2002, as did the 2004 Democratic nominee then-Sen. John Kerry.

Chafee will also likely bring up Hillary Clinton’s change of heart on the trade deal.

The Hill reported yesterday:

Chafee accuses Clinton of ‘flip-flop’ on trade deal

Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee on Thursday accused rival Hillary Clinton of changing her position on a major international trade deal.

“I guess I’m the only Democratic candidate for president standing strong with President Obama on this issue,” Chafee, a former governor of Rhode Island, said during an appearance on CNN.

“Yes, it is a flip-flop,” Chafee added of Clinton’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying voters were interested in “your character and if you can stand strong on an issue.”

The others on stage are running campaigns. Chafee is following The Impossible Dream.

If you want to know more about Chafee, watch a recent interview he gave on the FOX Business Network below. He has some rather (ahem) interesting ideas about dealing with ISIS.

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Looks like Donald Trump still holds the lead.

    Olinser in reply to Carol Herman. | October 9, 2015 at 12:24 am

    And he’s going to REMAIN in the lead unless the Republican field figures out that they have to come out hard against illegal immigration and follow through on it.

    Do that, and Trump will vanish in the polls.

      Voyager in reply to Olinser. | October 9, 2015 at 1:01 am

      The amazing thing about illegal immigration is that a very small, very wealthy minority is effectively exploiting all the other parties in it. They get government subsidized labor from people they can threaten to deport, or worse, at any time, they screw legal citizens by compelling them to cover the gaps in the illegals’ wages, and on top of all of it, get to keep both sides in line by blaming the other for their woes.

      And of course, because neither group can speak the other’s language, they never get together, compare notes, and realize who’s really milking them.

      DaMav in reply to Olinser. | October 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

      I agree, he’s got some nice features

      Trump just said Berghdahl is a traitor and should have been shot.

      Libs are freaking out already

MouseTheLuckyDog | October 9, 2015 at 12:51 am

Uh no.
The biggest threat to Hillary in the debates is Hillary.

More praise of Donald Trump from Trump’s “biggest ally” — Ted Cruz. It’s obvious to most of Ted Cruz’s supporters outside of the LI elite Trumpophobic Whiner Chorus, which sadly lacks Cruz’s insight and intelligence.

Stick with Cruz, defend Trump from GOP Establishment attacks!

But he has not traded barbs with Mr. Cruz, who has been Mr. Trump’s biggest ally in the crowded GOP field.

In the WABC-AM interview, Mr. Cruz continued to praise Mr. Trump, saying he liked and respected “Donald.”

Mr. Cruz said Mr. Trump has boosted his candidacy and his chance of becoming the party’s standard-bearer.

“I think his involvement has been tremendously helpful to my campaign because it has framed the central question of the primary as: Who will stand up to Washington?” Mr. Cruz said. “And if that’s the central question, the natural next question, that any voter will ask is okay, well who actually has stood up to Washington? Who has a record in that regard?”

Chafee isn’t much of a threat to Hillary; she will come armed with a couple of sharp put-downs to shut him up. Sanders and O’Malley won’t hit her hard, either – neither will even mention emails, classified material violations, or influence peddling.

It is up to CNN’s questioners how they deal with her. But if they toss softballs all night and fail to follow up on her dodges, it will just be more evidence the network is on the way out.

Chaffee is your typical Collectivist combine of liar and moron.

The Bush tax cuts were across the board, and boosted the economy. They had NOTHING to do with “income inequality”.

    JPL17 in reply to Ragspierre. | October 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Wow, I just suffered through that interview of Chafee, and your “liar and moron” comment about him is dead on. Did you hear his “solution” to ISIS? He wants to give them a *state*! That’s right, let’s just give them the Caliphate they’re torturing and killing people for, as if that would pacify them. Unbelievable idiocy!

Chaffee’s Go Metric is the most compelling idea in the presidential race, yet i don’t see anything from the media. Go figure.

In mid-2013 when he was RI Governor, Chaffee nominated AUSA Luis Matos with the US Atty’s Office for a state supreme judgeship. Chafee had knowledge that Matos was a named defendant in a federal civil action and claims against him included disability discrimination against an employee in his office (he was the supervisor). Chaffee apparently didn’t think Matos’ defendant status deemed him unfit for the judgeship. Since his appointment, Matos has dismissed at least one discrimination case of a state employee. Conflict of interest? Chafee didn’t think so. Imagine who he will appoint if he were president using this deficient vetting process and judgement.