Skip to comments.Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee explores 2010 run for governor [super-RINO gone Democrat]
Posted on 04/06/2009 2:51:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee created a committee on Monday to explore a run for governor next year as an independent candidate after leaving the Republican Party, his first formal move to enter the race.
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My bad, I meant “independent.” Sorta like how Lieberman from the next state over is “independent.”
No matter. It doesn’t matter what party..........they are just professional politicians.
Kick him out.
Why can’t these people just GO AWAY.
Can’t they just get a job someplace?
Why do they have to return to the public trough?
Chafee could very well end up hurting the Dems more than the Republicans if he runs as an independent.
He already booted himself.
As of now, we have no Republican candidate for Governor.
“as an independent candidate”
If “the missing Linc” can siphon enough lib votes away from the Dem’s maybe we can win this one.
>>>Cant they just get a job someplace?<<<
They don’t know how to do anything.
What is driving this creep, some sick sense of self importance?
All the better.
At least the Republicans are rid of him.
Politics is Mr. Chafee’s career, its the only “work” he knows.
I’m just suprised he didn’t get a job with the Obama administration.
lincoln, lincoln, I’ve been thinkin’?
but you haven’t.
And what might they be qualified for? Politicians only know how to take not give.
A real job?
“As of now, we have no Republican candidate for Governor.”
We don’t? I thought Joe Trillo was in?
To Hell with that little faggot.
Maybe there will be one now.
Well, it’s a little early to announce just yet. I heard Steve Laffey was interested.
RINOs are slow learners.
What about Buddy?
What’s it take, a white ash stake through the heart? Politically speaking, I mean.
I read when Chafee got in, any potential major GOP candidates withdrew. Trillo’s name was mentioned on one website (Politico), but elsewhere, his name isn’t listed, nor are any Republicans listed. I heard that Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian was one possible candidate, but still no movement (but I’ve read he’s a RINO and since he hails from Chafee’s hometown, he might very well endorse the Missing Linc). Gov. Carcieri, whom I have respect for as a fairly Conservative Republican, is going to have a black eye if he can’t recruit a credible candidate to succeed him. Perhaps getting someone from the private sector with money to spare (like he was) is a potential solution.
There is nothing wrong with professional politicians as long as they are kept on a very short leash.
So are many voters.
GOOD! get these RinoSaures out of the GOP. Would that all of the Leftest So called Republicans leave the Party and go Democrat or Communist —at least they would be honest with their political points of view.
Nope, Laffey has moved on.. A few weeks ago he let it be known that he will not be running for Governor. It appears he wasn’t kidding either, Laffey has apparently sold his home in Cranston and moved out of state for the time being. It’s too bad he’s really the only hope the Republicans had for holding the Governor’s seat.
That was a disgrace that he lost to Chafee in the primary.
Really makes you sick, doesn’t it ?
“Perhaps getting someone from the private sector” ... That’s the problem, there’s no private sector left in RI. I really won’t hold it against him if he can’t pull somebody in to run 2010, this state is really circling the bowl.. I live in Warwick, I doubt Avedesian would run but I also doubt very much that he would back Chafee if there is a Republican in the race. In my opinion Avedesian is a RINO and that’s one of the reasons I’d prefer he doesn’t run, I don’t consider him to be a fiscal conservative and he’s also openly gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Honestly, if it came down to it I would vote Dem in a three way race just to make sure Chafee bites it.. I can’t think of too many people I have less respect for than Linc he truly is bottom shelf all the way.
It was.. Laffey is the only politician I have ever donated my time to. You can blame our open primaries for Chafee’s victory, the unions had an axe to grind with Laffey and they crossed over big time to take him out.. Chafee and his wife also begged limp wristed, like minded Democrat’s to cross over and they complied as well.
Maybe we can get Buddy Cianci to run as a Republican again ? But seriously, about the only other name I can think of is Ron Machtley. Remember he was considered the odds-on likely nominee back in ‘94 when Lincoln Almond beat him in an upset (and, of course, had he stayed in Congress, that little pissant Paddy Kennedy wouldn’t have replaced him). He was President of that college (Bryant) last I checked.
Of course, there’s those other Republicans that served in statewide office in the ‘80s and ‘90s that all seemed to drop off the radar screen. Bernie Jackvony, Almond’s appointee to Lt Governor (though he couldn’t win a general). Susan Farmer and Barbara Leonard (both Secretaries of State). Former AGs Arlene Violet (though I think she left the GOP), and Jeffrey Pine (who was once well regarded). Nancy Meyer being the last one, the former Treasurer.
He should run. Out of the Country and keep on going .
NO MORE SENATORS FOR POTUS.
- or govenor -
“If ex-Congressman Bob Weygand gets the nomination, he’d be the only pro-life Democrat Governor in the nation.”
I may have misspoke on that point then. Manchin might be, but I’ve never heard his position. If Tim Kaine is pro-life, that also is news to me. His positions I always read as militantly leftist down the line.
The only thing I came across was this blog entry:
I’ve heard many Dems claim not to be pro-abort, but they won’t support any pro-life legislation.
It was my conclusion Kaine was not picked as a running mate because they didn’t want the VA Governorship falling into GOP hands.
You’re right that Kaine and maybe Manchin talk pro-life but govern pro-abortion. That’s often the case with pro-life Democrats, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Weygand congressional voting record on abortion was excellent, with only a handful of slip-ups (such as voting in favor of the sham substitute amendment to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act):
Weygand’s replacement in the House, Jim Langevin, voted pro-life (with a handful of exceptions) in his first years in Congress, but switched to pro-abortion in the debate over federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research (he is paraplegic, and may have fallen for the lies about how killing babies will help repair spinal cords on adults), and has since become pro-abortion in all his votes:
That’s a shame about Langevin. I didn’t know he flipped to pro-abort. You’d think he’d have some sensitivity about the helpless.
Kaine is John Kerry style “pro-lifer”.
Manchin may actually be pro-life, I don’t know.
So the RI State Treasurer is to the right of Lincy? Lol.
Was Bruce Morrsion to the right of Lowell Weicker?
In Weicker’s last year in the Senate (1988), he scored a 4 (!) He was to the left of Chris Dodd who scored an 8. Bruce Morrison had a 9 in his last year (1990) in the House before he and fellow Congressman John Rowland ran against Wackjob for Governor.