Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, a mild-mannered gecko whom I long to take home and place in a well-lit terrarium environment, did not perform well at Tuesday night’s democratic debate and will absolutely never be President. But Wolf Blitzer did not need to be so mean about it!

In a CNN interview on Wednesday, Blitzer told Chafee: “Because of your distinguished career, you’re going to wind up looking silly if you keep going on like this.” Well, true, and also, too late, but that is so hurtful!

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“At what point will you decide, you know what, there are other things for me to do instead of a futile effort to try to get the Democratic presidential nomination?” the host asked. Wow. In the words of Ladies of London cast member Juliet Angus when Annabelle left her 4th of July party during season 1, “Just keep being ruder, [Wolf]!”

According to The Hill:

After allowing Chafee to speak for a few seconds about his role as an anti-war candidate in the race, Blitzer pressed, “So at what point will you drop out?”

“I’m in it as long as I can continue to raise these issues. They’re important,” Chafee insisted.

Before his interview with the CNN host on Wednesday, Chafee was excited. Hopeful. Smiling from one side of his center part to the other.

He has not tweeted since.


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