In just a matter of one week, the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls has been reduced by 40%. Oh, if only the Republicans would be so kind to the American public!
Lincoln Chafee, after conferring with his campaign staff members today, all three, announced the end of his quixotic run for the Democratic presidential nomination. He did express regrets to his hundreds of supporters and thanked them all (individually) for sticking by him so long.
This surprising news comes less than one week after fellow presidential hopeful, Jim Webb, decided to call it quits. While Chafee’s poll numbers hovered around zero, Webb’s support was in the neighborhood of 2%, very respectable for a man who never really ran a campaign.
With Biden announcing he would not seek the Democratic nomination, only two and one half candidates are left standing: Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley.
Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, couldn’t be happier.
“Unlike the dysfunctional Republican Party, with its truckload of candidates, we have just the right size, three; barely enough to fit in a Pope car, a Fiat 500,” said an excited chairwoman.
The pressure will build on the remaining half-candidate in the race, Martin O’Malley.
“I know my poll numbers are currently low, but people are just starting to know me. I expect to improve dramatically on my 3%,” said a confident O’Malley. Speculation has it O’Malley is positioning himself as a possible VP pick for Clinton or Sanders.
Because the Democratic field has been reduced so drastically, the next scheduled Democratic debate will be aired by CBS from Clinton’s Chappaqua three-car garage.
“I thought it would present a nice, homey look and make an important point,” said Wasserman Schultz.
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