Thursday, June 4, 2015

Land of Lincoln

No, I don’t think former senator from and governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee has a good chance of winning the Democratic nomination next year, but it’s good to have him in the race.

Unlike other candidates who have switched parties, he seems to have made his moves not out of an interest in winning an election (cough*Charlie Crist*cough) but of sticking to principles that stood steady while the Republicans lurched and then raced to the far right.  That kind of moral clarity is admirable.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t win elections nowadays.

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