Lincoln Chafee, former Republican senator for Rhode Island, now that state’s independent governor, spoke last night to the Democratic National Convention, where he laid out the case for independents of principle, and moderates more broadly, including “true conservatives”, to support the re-election of Pres. Barack Obama. Chafee explained how the party of Bush and Romney, with the support of votes from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), exploded the budget deficit and national debt, leaving behind core principles of true conservatism, like conservation of the natural environment, and the prioritizing of quality of life for families, quality of education, and real opportunity for the middle class.
Posted by Joseph Robertson
Joseph is Global Strategy Director for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens' Climate Lobby. He coordinates the building of CCL's citizen engagement groups on 5 continents, leads the Citizens' Climate Engagement Network and represents CCL in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, UNFCCC negotiations, and other UN processes. He is a member of the Executive Board of the UN-linked NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY and of the Policy and Strategy Group for the World We Want. He is also the founder of Geoversiv.net and the Geoversiv Foundation and the lead strategist supporting the high-level climate dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation.