Does Lincoln Chafee have supporters?
He seems to be polling in the low single-digits in every poll I see, with most of them being at 0% or 1%. I have seen polls where his favorability was nearly -30 with Democratic primary voters, with less than 10% approving, nearly 40% disapproving, and the rest not knowing who he is. In most polls, his approval ratings are negative with the tiny sliver of people who say they're going to vote for him. I have never met somebody who proclaimed themselves to be a Lincoln Chafee supporter, have never seen a post on DU saying they want or expect Chafee to win the nomination, nor have I seen him really go out of his way to campaign. He was a liberal Republican Senator (the last that existed) and a seemingly progressive independent (and later Democratic) Governor, so did all the party switching end up just leaving him alienated with everybody?
So I'm throwing this question out there to see if anybody on DU, the largest haven for Democratic voters on the internet, wants Lincoln Chafee to be our nominee for President. If you do, will you make a case for him?
I think that both of his supporters were at the Fair. Or maybe just one was, not really sure if there is a second supporter.
He was a governor and a Senator. And he did have a fairly high profile during the Iraq Debacle.
So he at least has credentials.
But his candidacy seems like a quixotic little qurky thing that no one pays attention.
Maybe he's the reincarnation of Harold Stassen.
less than O'Malley but just 1/34th the straw poll support of Sanders.
Which translates, I believe, into "yes, barely."
they seem to mention him...perhaps they forgot. Funny when I hear the term it reminded me of Republicans trying to get back into the saddle again.......that being Rocky himself.
That's my personal top issue, so he might get my vote!
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"Like, we've got the dyne, they've got the slug. Enough said."
and he is still unknown. Chafee will have to speak of his record as Rhode Island governor. Chafee will have to perform well in New Hampshire to compete for the nomination. I like Chafee, but he's unlikely to win the Democratic nomination.
is he is angling for a cabinet post. he doesn't seem to be trying super hard.
(No one has felt sorry for Jim Webb.) I am someone who knew nothing about Chafee beyond the basics, but he did seem likable and sincere at the Iowas Wing Ding Dinner where he spoke last. He used his 20 minutes to attack the GOP for the Iraq War and being wrong about everything. He also attacked Alito. I don't consider myself a Chafee supporter, but he is a decent person and would make an ok President. I think he's running for a cabinet position, and he'll probably be a good selection.
The takeaway? Even the Democrat's worst candidate is light year better than the Republican's best candidate.