Man, I would play the crap out of that game! Hell, I would settle for a version of Street Fighter where they swap Lincoln for Zangief. Who uses Zangief, anyway?
But I guess Lincoln would fit better as a stand-in for Dhalsim. Note the similarities: tall, thin, long reach, Hindu, necklace of children’s skulls, top hat, outspokenly against divided houses, etc.
Of course, he could also replace E. Honda, as both are car makes. All I’m saying is that Capcom has way too many options to make excuses.