Hillary Clinton’s death march to the Democratic presidential nomination will now proceed unimpeded by comic relief. I am sorry to report that Lincoln Chafee has announced his withdrawal from the contest for the nomination. Even the announcement of his withdrawal gives us a glimpse of what we will be missing. “As you know I have been campaigning on a platform of Prosperity Through Peace,” he told a Democratic National Committee gathering at a downtown Washington hotel. Actually, we didn’t know that.
“[A]fter much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today,” he announced, and then added after a slight groan from the audience: “Thank you. I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace.” Another thing we didn’t know about him: the man is a Lennonist.