April 10th, 2008
10:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Chelsea Clinton to make 100th college visit

 Chelsea Clinton has campaigned hard for her mother.
Chelsea Clinton has campaigned hard for her mother.

(CNN)—Chelsea Clinton will mark her 100th college campus appearance Thursday at Villanova University.

The former and potential future first daughter spent the early part of her mother’s presidential campaign out of public eye living in New York. However she has stepped to the forefront of the campaign in recent months as she seeks to garner support from younger voters, the majority of whom have supported Barack Obama’s White House bid.

Obama and Hillary Clinton ran evenly in Massachusetts and California among voters under 30 and Clinton won the youth vote in Arkansas, but large majorities of young voters have supported the Illinois senator in most other primary contests.

In addition to answering tough questions about her father, one recent question drew some additional attention. When asked whether she thought her mother would be a better president than her father, she said, “I don’t take anything for granted, but hopefully with Pennsylvania’s help she will be our next president. And yes, I do think she’ll be a better president.”


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  1. Anthony-Minneapolis,MN

    I am sure she is nice person but I am getting sick of her. Given the scandals of her parents and what her father did that was so public I am offended that she is trying to take an active role in trying to get her mother elected. It looks phony, stupid, insulting to those of us intelligent making over $50k voters that do not support her mother.

    WOW! Either she is setting up shop to run for office herself in the next 5 yrs or just plain ignorant to the fact that she cannot campaign for her mother without the question of her father's infidelity coming up.

    Her mother set a very bad example for her and all women in America by playing this wounded, weak woman that has allowed her husband to soil her as his wife, as his quote "best friend", as the father of their child and unfortunately we have not heard him come out to say that what he put his wife, daughter through was unforgivable but hope someday they would.

    Chelsea, please go away, do some more growing up, maturing and ,maybe in 5 yrs or so depending on what you say then you might have credibility

    April 10, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. Sue

    She did not address the questions regarding her mother. The only thing she did was reference one of the people who"prosecuted" her father. Be honest Chelsea, or don't be on the road for your Mother.

    April 10, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. jimmy velman

    CHELSEA IS JUST THE RIGHT PERSON TO REPRESENT THE BEST
    OF AMERICAN YOUTH......NOT, REPEAT NOT THE OBAMA GIRL
    WHO" HAS A CRUSH " ON OBAMA. AND WHOSE DANCING? HAS MUCH TO BE DESIRED IN A PROPER WAY. GYRATING, GRINDING,AND SHAKING HERSELF TO THE VIEWER IS NOT THE KIND OF DANCING MANY OF US WOULD LIKE TO SEE.
    EVEN LESS THAN THAT, SHE OUGHT NOT TO THRUST HER CHEST INTO THE CAMERA VIEW PROVOCATIVELY. IT MAKES FOR
    , NO ...IT IS...UNSEEMLY.

    April 10, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. mg

    Girl, save yourself the stress.Your mother has effectively run her chances out.She has shown Americans she is sooooooo unreliable,her come is a go.I like you but save your stress.The game is over.

    April 10, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Angus McDugan

    Given that Bill will be running the show, it is hard to say that Hillary would be better than Bill. Hope they allow her to answer the hard questions regarding ethics.

    April 10, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. Kelly From Oklahoma

    Chelsea, good for you supporting your mom. And don't give in to the low lifes that want to bring up your father. He's not running your mom is. Good Work.

    April 10, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. Doug, Florida

    Give it a rest Chelsea. Yo MAMA can't win.

    OBAMA 08

    April 10, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. Frank, Missouri

    Her "Vote for my Mommy" Tour did not make a dent ..

    April 10, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. Terry, El Paso TX

    I hope no one asks her about her parents' sex life. I hope no one asks anyone about his or her parents' sex life. If ever a question was in poor taste any time, any where, and under any circumstances, that is it.

    April 10, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  10. mg

    Girl save yourself the stress. Your mother has effectively run down her campaign. She has shown Americans that she is soooooooooooooo unreliable.

    Bosnia ,N.Ireland ,NAFTA, Penn, Bowling, Hospital/pregnant woman etc etc etc

    I like you but save yourself the stress.The game is over.

    April 10, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  11. Cal Dem.

    And?

    April 10, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. Brian in Tampa

    Does Chelsea even matter? She is just hoping that mommy gets elected so that she can run in 8-12 years. I am sick of Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton presidencies! Look where they all took our country. It's time for a change. OBAMA '08!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  13. Veterans for Obama

    Obama/ Chelsea....wouldn't that be a hoot?

    April 10, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  14. honkey white guy from cali

    sorry sweetie but all your going to get on college campuses for your mother is lesbians and feminist everyone else that has common since with there education is voting for Obama.Sad she is a pawn in her mothers tangled web. I think both of them should be arrested for child abuse. Oh thats right only the Clinton's and the media still think she is a child.

    Go Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  15. Juan from L.A.

    Yes 80 countries and now 100 college campuses...like mother like daughter...no more Clintons!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  16. James

    Hurray! Have Chelsea visit your campus - just don't ask her any questions that are too rough.

    April 10, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  17. andy

    ...Big Pimpin'....
    Call it like it is: she can one hundred speeches, but even a four year-old isn't allowed to ask a "press" question. They are exploiting their daughter for political and selfish gain.

    April 10, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    In one of the pictures in todays ticker, Chelsey did not want to
    kiss Elton John!!!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  19. Patty

    The media should stop covering Chelsea because she answers only questions that meet with her approval.

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  20. Law School Student

    I always wondered if Chelsea ever visited our alma mater (Stanford)...anyone know?

    April 10, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  21. jimmy velman

    POSTER GIRL FOR A BRIGHT, YOUNG ,SWEET AND WELL BRED
    TYPICAL AMERICAN WOMAN WHOM ALL YOUNG AMERICANS CAN LOOK UP TO. AND THAT'S ALSO TRUE OF WOMEN OF ALL AGES
    GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS ALL WOULD WANT THEIR DAUGHTERS AND GRAND DAUGHTERS TO EMULATE HER TOO.

    April 10, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  22. College Senior - Pa

    Why dont this 'I dont speak to the press' woman give it a rest!
    Its none of my business about Monica and it none of YOUR business who I vote for!!
    Guess if you haven't figured it out by now – THAT WAS THE WRONG ANSWER!
    So your message is shut up, listen to me and vote for who I tell you to vote for!
    I dont think so little lady!
    My vote is for Obama!

    April 10, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. john

    who cares!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. John Halbert

    who cares, I can't believe anybody seriously listens to her.

    April 10, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. Tony

    The kid has spunk! Must of got it from her Mom & Dad. Keep the "change" obama, and bring on the JOBS & DOLLARS President Hillary Clinton.

    April 10, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
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