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Lincoln Chafee, Ex-R.I. Governor, Senator, Eyes Democratic Run for President

Former Rhode Island senator and Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, a Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat who has first-hand experience with some of the Obama administration's education programs, has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for tossing his hat into the ring as a Democratic presidential candidate.

"During the next weeks and months I look forward to sharing with you my thoughts about the future of our great country," Chafee said in a two minute video Thursday that focused mainly on foreign policy...

Lincoln Chafee, Ex-R.I. Governor, Senator, Eyes Democratic Run for President - Politics K-12 - Education Week

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Nobody likes these candidates that jump parties whenever it suits their needs. He is a non-player.

Lincoln Chafee, Ex-R.I. Governor, Senator, Eyes Democratic Run for President

Former Rhode Island senator and Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, a Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat who has first-hand experience with some of the Obama administration's education programs, has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for tossing his hat into the ring as a Democratic presidential candidate.

"During the next weeks and months I look forward to sharing with you my thoughts about the future of our great country," Chafee said in a two minute video Thursday that focused mainly on foreign policy...

Lincoln Chafee, Ex-R.I. Governor, Senator, Eyes Democratic Run for President - Politics K-12 - Education Week

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Nobody likes these candidates that jump parties whenever it suits their needs. He is a non-player.

I don't agree that this is universally true.

At least one politician who changed party affiliation is held in very high esteem by the party he switched to. Ronald Reagan was a democrat until 1962.

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Hillary Clinton is officially a candidate now.

In my email was an ad for a Hillary action figure.

In 2002 Hillary voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq. To me this demonstrates a severe lack of good judgement. She is obviously very intellegent, well educated, and (now) experienced. None of that resulted in her making to right decision when it counted.

For me personaly this disqualifies her from any position of responsibiliety, much less president.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/107-2002/s237

IMO the Democrats should try to get Mark Dayton to run on their ticket. Minnesota is a well run state and has a lot going for it.

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Don't hold your breath - she's in it now. I can hear the heads exploding from here. Not many democrats have the chops to knock her out of the running.

Personally, I'm waiting to hear just exactly what she means by claiming to be "a voice for all women". She's prosperous white yuppie graduated from Wellesly College and Yale law school ... it remains to be seen if she's learned anything since.

I was pleased to learn from her official biography that she started off as a Republican, campaigning for Barry Goldwater. Yes, Virginia, evolution is real ...

For anyone who cares, Rachel Maddow's show last night included a fascinating take on her career.

I suspect my ignore button is going to get quite a workout.

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I didn't vote for her in the 2008 primary because of that Iraq war vote.

Thankfully John Edwards had dropped out by the time of our primary election , or i may have foted for him because he was for single payer healthcare.

I can't remember her admitting the vote was wrong or apologising for it. has she stated thatif she could do it over, knowing what we know now, that she would vote "No"?

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Well, she certainly has some 'splainin' to do ... and sound bites aren't an adequate vehicle. I'd like to see her write a piece tracing her process on that vote and the considerations she had to weigh out at the time. Not freakin' likely, but it would be nice.)

Most of the possible candidates from either party who were in office at the time are pretty much in the same boat, it seems to me. Maybe except for that Republican from Rhode Island (I forget his name and it's my nap time ... not gonna look it up right now.)

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Lincoln Chaffee is no Ronal Reagan. He is more akin to Jim Jeffords or Charlie Crist. Either way he is about as likely to get the vote as Ralph Nader.

I don't agree that this is universally true.

At least one politician who changed party affiliation is held in very high esteem by the party he switched to. Ronald Reagan was a democrat until 1962.

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Where does she demonstrate intelligence and experience?

In 2002 Hillary voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq. To me this demonstrates a severe lack of good judgement. She is obviously very intellegent, well educated, and (now) experienced. None of that resulted in her making to right decision when it counted.

For me personaly this disqualifies her from any position of responsibiliety, much less president.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/107-2002/s237

IMO the Democrats should try to get Mark Dayton to run on their ticket. Minnesota is a well run state and has a lot going for it.

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@PMFB - I know what you mean, and have noticed the silence.

I have a whole list of things I want to know. The hairs on the back of my neck when a Wellesley girl declares she wants to speak for me.

I'm so glad Warren isn't running.

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