Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee ended his long-shot presidential bid on Friday.
"As you know, I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through Peace. But after much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee announced at the Democratic National Committee Women's Leadership Forum.
The onetime Republican turned independent turned Democrat is the second candidate to withdraw this week, following former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb's announcement on Tuesday that he was ending his Democratic bid.
I CANNOT imagine that this comes as much of a surprise to anybody who watched Chafee flail around during that Democratic debate.
I am sure that Lincoln Chafee is a great guy and all, but he simply did not belong on the stage with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Going forward I think that Martin O'Malley should hit the sticks and leave the upcoming debates between Hillary Clinton making the case for why she should be President, and Bernie Sanders standing beside her to keep her honest.
In other news it looks like Donald Trump has finally, at least temporarily, lost his death grip on the top of the polls:
Ben Carson is beating Donald Trump for the first time in Iowa, according to a new poll among likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers — even though he’s taking a break from campaigning.
Carson is officially the new state favorite, leading with 28 percent over Trump’s 20 percent. Senator Marco Rubio follows with 13 percent, and then Senator Ted Cruz with 10 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll Thursday.
This is undoubtedly especially galling to Donald Trump as currently Ben Carson is on a book tour and not even campaigning.
Which might explain why Donald Trump retweeted this after hearing the news.
Trump blamed the tweet on an "intern" because that is what asshole politicians do.
Of course the big news of yesterday WOULD have been (You know if that whole Hillary Clinton witch hunt had not eaten up all of the airtime.) that this guy is now actively seeking the job of Speaker of the House.
Oh yeah THAT'S going to be such an improvement over the alcoholic orange Oompa Loompa who is currently refusing to do the job.
Speaking of falling down the rabbit hole, did you hear this about the Jeb! campaign?
Courtesy of Politico:
Jeb Bush on Friday ordered across-the-board pay cuts to his struggling presidential campaign.
Staffers were informed of the news of a Friday conference call.
On the call, staffers were informed that job functions would change for some and that there would be across the board pay cuts.
One person on the Friday morning staff call said they were left with the impression that "very few people will be left in Miami."
Wait, I thought Bush was drowning in contributions. How in the hell can he be going broke?
Well it appears that the marquee event of a Clinton vs Bush contest is now seriously in doubt.
I don't know, watching Hillary chop Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, or Donald Trump into bite size pieces just does not seem nearly as satisfying.