I sat last night and watched eight minutes of RT (Russia Today) with Larry King's interview with Democratic contender Lincoln Chafee.
I've watched two speeches by Chafee over the past decade and will admit that he will occasionally throw out a wild idea out there that most people would get thrilled about. The problem is...the other ninety-percent of his speeches are mostly....well....hot air. On the Obama scale of enthusiastic speakers....Chafee is probably a 'four' at best out of ten.
Larry's interview didn't really go that well. I ended up thinking both guys were pretty low on passion and zeal. If you were looking for some oomph in their conversation....it probably ended about sixty seconds into the episode. At the eighth minute of this conversation.....I changed channels. Maybe it got better as time went by but with Larry and his style of the past couple of years....you shouldn't expect that.
As for Chafee in Iowa....against Hillary? The field is basically Hillary, O'Malley, Bernie, and former Senator Webb of Virginia.
If you cross off Hillary, then most folks from Iowa will admit they've never heard of any of these folks. No name recognition. Maybe it's an odd thing, but you might reach a point where Democratic enthusiasm for the Presidential race in 2016 is a bit less than the norm, and it hurts various state-level Democrats as they try to get the public all pumped up over the election.