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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