Lincoln Chafee Says Hillary Will Not Be The Nominee

James Longley Contributor
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Former Rhode Island Gov. and Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who entered the presidential race June 3, is the latest Democrat to express discontent with presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

He insisted in an interview with Jorge Ramos Monday that her yes vote and early support for the Iraq war should disqualify her from being a legitimate candidate.

Chafee has highlighted that he was the only Republican senator to vote against the Iraq War because, he said, “I did my homework, I didn’t vote for it. I didn’t see the evidence of weapons of mass destruction.”

Despite Chafee’s defiant tone, he sits in dead last in a recent Real Clear Politics poll average.

That average of seven polls over the last month gives Clinton the lead with 61.9 percent, Sanders 11.7 percent, Biden who has not declared his bid for the presidency 11.4 percent, O’Malley 2.4 percent, Webb who has not declared his candidacy 2.3 percent and Chafee 1.0 percent.

When asked about his poor polling numbers thus far he said, “Well my premise has been that Secretary Clinton is not going to be the nominee. Then it’s down to Governor Chafee, Governor O’Malley, and Senator Sanders. And I’ll compare my record, my character, and my vision for the future very favorably. Even with Secretary Clinton, if you put her in the mix.”