Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chelsea in Waiting

Well, it was only a matter of time before the Clintons admitted what everyone already knew- Chelsea will be groomed to run for President. Bill Clinton finally admitted it today in an interview with People magazine. As reported by ABC News,
ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports: Perhaps there will be a Madame President Clinton after all. No, not Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. How about former first daughter and active campaigner Chelsea Clinton?

"If you asked me (if Chelsea would run for office) before Iowa, I would have said, 'No way. She is too allergic to anything we do.' But she is really good at it," former President Bill Clinton tells PEOPLE magazine in their latest issue, hitting newsstands Friday.

There was an old joke floating around prior to Hillary admitting that she was running for President to the effect that even if Hillary won two terms Chelsea would still be too young. However, with the almost-certain failure of Hillary's bid for the White House in 2008, it would appear that the Clintons are beginning to plan for when Chelsea will be old enough. And it has the added benefit that when Chelsea is running, few people will remember the scandal-ridden Clinton Administration- the memories that I believe are playing at least some role in the failure of Hillary's bid this time around.

As far as Chelsea herself, I have little knowledge, since she has heretofore stayed out of politics. But considering her parentage, i cannot believe that she is less ambitious than her parents, or that her ethics will be any higher than theirs. All i can say a this point is that keeping the Clintons away from the White House is a Good Thing and so a future Chelsea campaign is something that the conservatives should be wary of.

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