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Chafee Hints at Obama Endorsement
Real clear poltics ^ | October 15, 2007 | TOM BEVAN

Posted on 10/15/2007 2:49:47 PM PDT by Kuksool

Lincoln Chafee may be out of politics, but he's still making political news. Last month it was reported that Chafee had bolted the Republican party. This weekend on a local talk show in Rhode Island, Chafee ruled out endorsing any likely Republican nominee.

When asked about supporting a Democrat, Chafee hedged, but then added that if he did endorse a Democrat it would not be Hillary Clinton. Chafee said Clinton, and others who voted in favor of the Iraq war were "disqualified" to lead the country. The whole exchange looked like it could very well be a preview of an Obama for President campaign commercial.

Watch the entire exchange below, including Chafee's comment about the flap surrounding Obama not wearing the American flag on his lapel (Note: the clip runs about three minutes and thirteen seconds. Ignore the status bar at the bottom of the video, technical difficulties prevented it from matching the exact length of the clip):


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; chafee; elections; hillary; obama; rinos

1 posted on 10/15/2007 2:49:49 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool

Nothing Chaffee has ever done suprizes me.


2 posted on 10/15/2007 2:51:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Kuksool
WOW!

Incredible!

This should be a national bulletin.....NOT!

3 posted on 10/15/2007 2:57:22 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Kuksool
“Chafee Hints at Obama Endorsement”

Hillary better watch out now!! LOL

4 posted on 10/15/2007 2:57:41 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Kuksool

Proving himself the little $hitstain that he is. He demonstrates why we need to stop giving money to the RNC and to the individual candidates. They spent vital $$ to try to reelect this garbage over $$ that should’ve been spent on Burns, Talent & Allen.


5 posted on 10/15/2007 2:58:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Kuksool
This brings to an end, an incredibly tense day when we were all gathered around out the news outlets, anxiously awaiting the much anticipated and highly coveted Chafee endorsement.

This has all the impact of an extra quart of water going over Niagara Falls.

6 posted on 10/15/2007 3:00:52 PM PDT by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Kuksool

Poor Hussein Obama, the kiss of death.


7 posted on 10/15/2007 3:03:21 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Kuksool
But, but the republicrat says we must elect all with an R by their names.
8 posted on 10/15/2007 3:03:30 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: vetsvette
“Chafee Hints at Obama Endorsement”

Hillary better watch out now!! LOL

Chafee better watch out. You know what they say happens when you mess with the bull...and believe me, she's got horns.

9 posted on 10/15/2007 3:04:00 PM PDT by evad
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To: fieldmarshaldj
That’s what I was thinking as I saw the title.

Idiots run the RNC! As least if we gave our money to the Democrats, we wouldn’t have to feel betrayed when they gave money to the same kind of people.

10 posted on 10/15/2007 3:04:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: Kuksool

Geez, how influential. Nothing new here. /sarc


11 posted on 10/15/2007 3:05:30 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Kuksool

First he “bolts” the Republican Party (as I recall, nobody was really aware of it until months afterward) and now this. I guess he’s just a bit lonely down there in the ashbin of history.


12 posted on 10/15/2007 3:06:06 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: All

Now that Chafee purged his Republican heritage from his system, he must want to prove to the world that he is no longer a Racist Republican.


13 posted on 10/15/2007 3:21:03 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool
"Oh, Lincoln Chafee...how owwdinaywee."


14 posted on 10/15/2007 3:28:24 PM PDT by quark
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To: Kuksool

Would not expect anything different from him.


15 posted on 10/15/2007 3:37:22 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Kuksool

Chafee Hints at Obama Endorsement...

a judas kiss for b. hussein!!!


16 posted on 10/15/2007 3:46:03 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Kuksool

And why does the political world give a rat’s patoot who this little pissant endorses?


17 posted on 10/15/2007 3:49:22 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Kuksool

wgaf


18 posted on 10/15/2007 3:50:33 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Kuksool

I hope that he will change his name from “Lincoln” to “Lyndon”.


19 posted on 10/15/2007 3:50:37 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Kuksool

Booth shot the wrong Lincoln.....


20 posted on 10/15/2007 3:51:36 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Kuksool

I’ve never had any doubt at all about Chafee’s true political leanings, though I’d have just as soon have seen him reelected anyways as that would’ve given us the senate. But I do find it astounding that Chafee isn’t just liberal, but even Hillary freakin’ Clinton is too conservative for him. What a prick.


21 posted on 10/15/2007 3:53:03 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Kuksool

What an attention whore.


22 posted on 10/15/2007 3:54:35 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Cleveland Indians 2007, Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: Kuksool
Oooh. That'll LOCK UP the Effeminate Northeastern WASP demographic for Obama.

Like he didn't have it already.

23 posted on 10/15/2007 4:01:02 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: evad
Hillary actually DOES have a lockbox. There are no Social Security funds in there, but lots of testicles.
24 posted on 10/15/2007 4:12:17 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: TitansAFC; calcowgirl

Here’s one case where an Uber RINO losing to a Marxist is good.


25 posted on 10/15/2007 7:39:40 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool

No Loss, Bump!


26 posted on 10/15/2007 7:53:51 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Kuksool

Hillary’s refund to the Hsu donors is available at:

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/efile_search.shtml

Also, check out Suitably Flip as he has some new stuff.

http://suitablyflip.blogs.com/suitably_flip/


27 posted on 10/15/2007 8:01:06 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Kuksool

Lincoln Chafee is just another Trustafarian idiot. He got his and he wants yours.


28 posted on 10/15/2007 8:05:53 PM PDT by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Nothing Chaffee has ever done suprizes me.

I think Chaffee must be going through menopause. He/she/it makes no sense whatsoever.

29 posted on 10/15/2007 8:49:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: capt. norm
This has all the impact of an extra quart of water going over Niagara Falls.

No doubt, but it does illustrate the issue of what exactly is going on in the deranged brain of the ultraliberal. I suspect an identity crisis. This clown may come out soon as a cross dresser, or maybe something even more exotic.

30 posted on 10/15/2007 8:52:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kuksool
Endorsing a Liberal Democrat?

Look like future Presidential material for the Grand New Party - Maybe he’ll run next election with the help of the folks supporting Rudy911 this year.

He could so completely follow in Rudy911’s footsteps.

31 posted on 10/16/2007 5:33:29 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("My 80% enemy is not my 20% friend" -- Common Sense)
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To: Kuksool
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32 posted on 10/16/2007 11:15:42 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE'RE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj
>> Proving himself the little $hitstain that he is. He demonstrates why we need to stop giving money to the RNC and to the individual candidates. They spent vital $$ to try to reelect this garbage over $$ that should’ve been spent on Burns, Talent & Allen <<

You do realize that your hero, the "true conservative" Fred Thompson openly ENDORSED and CAMPAIGNED for Chafee -- not only in the general election (as if that wasn't bad enough), but in the PRIMARY as well, right?

Fred claimed he agreed with Chafee on "most" issues. (I beg to disagree, if Fred was with Chafee on most issues he'd be a Democrat). And yet you strenuously objected when I referred to Fred Thompson as one of the good ol' boys of inside the beltway politics. Why else would Fred campaign for a Senator to the LEFT of Russ Feingold? The members of the world's most exclusive club take care of their own, and the party insiders would endorsed Joesph Stalin if he had an "R" next to his name.

Of course, if Mike Huckabee (or anyone else on your non-purist hit list) had traveled to Rhode Island to tout Chafee's virtues to Republican primary voters, you'd be blasting it on every thread of how it's proof that they're an evil RINO traitor who must be purged in the primary.

But how dare we call Fred -- who was best buddies with McCain and pimped for Linc Chafee -- a good ol' boy, right?

33 posted on 02/15/2008 11:07:37 AM PST by BillyBoy (Wasn't the "goal" on FR to STOP Rudy McRomney? Then VOTE HUCKABEE!!)
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To: Kuksool

Now before you people go bashing Chafee, note that he has a lifetime ACU rating of almost 35%, which in the minds of the McCainiacs around here would more than qualify him to be the GOP nominee (since it’s still higher than Obama’s).


34 posted on 02/15/2008 11:11:24 AM PST by Sloth (If you took an oath to support & defend the U.S. Constitution, can you vote for its domestic enemy?)
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To: BillyBoy
"You do realize that your hero, the "true conservative" Fred Thompson openly ENDORSED and CAMPAIGNED for Chafee -- not only in the general election (as if that wasn't bad enough), but in the PRIMARY as well, right?"

He was endorsing him as a Republican incumbent whom had previously won statewide. It was very ill-advised.

"Fred claimed he agreed with Chafee on "most" issues. (I beg to disagree, if Fred was with Chafee on most issues he'd be a Democrat). And yet you strenuously objected when I referred to Fred Thompson as one of the good ol' boys of inside the beltway politics. Why else would Fred campaign for a Senator to the LEFT of Russ Feingold? The members of the world's most exclusive club take care of their own, and the party insiders would endorsed Joesph Stalin if he had an "R" next to his name."

If Stalin had been a Republican incumbent and the difference between majority and minority status, quite possibly so. But I'm being sarcastic. Chafee was just an inconsequential pissant who wouldn't have been in the Senate were it not for his father's name, and were it not for the RINO Governor to have appointed him. I'd have voted for pro-lifer Democrat Bob Weygand in 2000 to have gotten him out of office. Fred is a loyal Republican and wanted a GOP majority. He was already out of office and had no particular reason to help the party in retirement, but he did so. I don't support the candidate he assisted here, but you and I both know why he did it.

"Of course, if Mike Huckabee (or anyone else on your non-purist hit list) had traveled to Rhode Island to tout Chafee's virtues to Republican primary voters, you'd be blasting it on every thread of how it's proof that they're an evil RINO traitor who must be purged in the primary."

Huckster wouldn't have gone to RI. We couldn't even get him to campaign for Republican candidates in Arkansas. That's the difference between him and Fred. Huckster was the same as Romney, who also couldn't be bothered to help Republican candidates in MA. Fred went out of his way to help, the other two wouldn't have bothered.

35 posted on 02/15/2008 8:21:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Kuksool

A real POS who didn’t fall far from the tree!


36 posted on 02/15/2008 8:23:44 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Kuksool
A Chaffee endorsement?

Talk about your proverbial fart in a tornado.

37 posted on 02/15/2008 8:25:38 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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