As we reported earlier, the BREAKING! news out this morning is that Lincoln Chafee, who is literally polling at 0.0%, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race.
He made this big announcement at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum and it got a little (a lot?) weird. According to reports, he just compared women in DNC leadership to the Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes:
Chafee: Noting DNC women's leadership, "it reminds me of one of my favorite Greek plays; Lysistrata," a comedy by Aristophanes.
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) October 23, 2015
But what’s he getting at? “Lysistrata” is about Greek women who withhold sex from their husbands in an attempt to end the Peloponnesian War:
Chafee drops out of Presidential race by citing Greek play about women who withhold sex from their husbands. True story. Great country.
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) October 23, 2015
Chafee quits race, IMMEDIATELY pivots to Greek drama about wives withholding sex. (Not kidding.) https://t.co/1pDyqKuXfR
— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) October 23, 2015
I should have guessed Chafee would reference an ancient Greek play about women withholding sex in his exit speech. pic.twitter.com/Zz8NoosDc5
— Ted Nesi (@TedNesi) October 23, 2015
We eagerly await what Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Shultz think of this new strategy.