Lincoln Chafee says he now realizes that he should not have chosen an attempt to forcibly convert the American people to the metric system as one of the central planks of his disastrously failed, generally quixotic 2016 presidential campaign. “I guess the big mistake — I went back and forth on including the metric system angle,” Chafee told Esquire magazine this week. “I was just crossing my fingers there would be some intellectual approach to the various proposals I put out in my announcement speech, which kind of covered the gamut, from ending capital punishment, to bringing Edward Snowden home.” The former U.S. senator and governor from Rhode Island admitted that America’s response “just turned into more of a joke about metric, not ‘let’s look… Next »

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