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

By Allen McDuffee | June 4, 2015

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.”