Lincoln Chafee Announces 2016 Bid. Platform? The Metric System.

By Allen McDuffee
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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced he is running for president on Wednesday. The fourth Democrat to enter the race has distinguished himself from the others with a rather unique platform point: he wants the United States to convert to the metric system.

“Here’s a bold embrace of internationalism: let’s join the rest of the world and go metric,” said Chaffee, adding that it would be a gesture of “symbolic integration.”

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