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. Charlene Avery

    Chelsea is proving to be very negative just like her parents.

    I am voting for Obama partly because his message is not negative, he is respectful with the hard questions and he inspires me. Of course, he is intelligent, well-informed on ALL issues and handles himself with dignity with simple folks, and when speaking in Congress against the war (the war that Billary voted for..lets never forget this).

    I await the evening on 4/22 to open the champagne for Barack.

    April 10, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Honestlady

    Who wants to hear Chelsea speak anyways? It's just about enough to put me to sleep and i'm only basing this off of the short snippets that they continue to show of her speaking at colleges on television!!

    April 10, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. Nan

    Please send the Hill-Billies back to Arkansas!!!!

    April 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  4. Chanda-Cincinnati Ohio

    Why is it that when anyone asks this woman a question she does not like, idiots around the country say the person sking the question was an Obama plant. Are you people really that ignorant and juvenile to think that the Obama campaign sits around plotting who they are going to send to Chelsea's events? If she would stop acting like a 12 year old and give an answer to the "tough" questions, then people would stop throwing the "tough' questions at her. Neither of the questions that referenced Monicagate were of a personal nature. In my opinion, young clinton missed golden opportunites to spin the questions to her mother's advantag, and make those who asked them shut up. " None of your business" is not a response I would expect anyone campaigning for a canddiate to give to any question. If she is going to be out there, then she needs to get some thicker skin. I have a whole list of questions I would love to ask her, what did she think of her mother's Bosnia scenario? Did she fel her mother used an exaggerated story of the woman in WV to play up her Healthcare stand? What dod you think of the camaign fraud lawsuit your mother is currently involved in? How many times has yuor mother flipped on the NAFTA issue? Did she think not letting Michigan and Florida delegates not count was a bad idea from the start, or just after she started losing miserably in the delgate count? What happened to the jobs she pledged to bring to NY? etc. ....etc.....etc.....

    April 10, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Nan

    Isn't Chelsea a little old for the college crowd. She need to get married or start a career or something.

    April 10, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Black Republican, Philly PA

    she's 0 and 100.

    Colleges for Obama!

    April 10, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Doug in Orlando, Fla

    All you Obama supporters are really pathetic. The way you take a victim and break her down. You think it was easy for her to live with the mistakes of her parents. I wish all of you people that are bashing her gets your daughters bashed for your mistakes. Oh wait I guess if you ask for Forgiveness from your messiah Obama all is forgiven. Grow up people.

    April 10, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. NOBAMA

    You Obamabites are jerks. You don't hear the Clinton supporters saying,

    GO HOME GRANDPA TED!

    KERRY IS A LOSER!

    OPRAH IS A BIG MOUTH!

    Have some respect. Oh wait, you're still in school so you haven't learned that yet...you've only learned arrogance and cockiness from your "Savior" oBLAHma.

    April 10, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. Doug in Orlando, Fla

    All you Obama supporters are really pathetic. The way you take a victim and break her down. You think it was easy for her to live with the mistakes of her parents. I wish all of you people that are bashing her gets your daughters bashed for your mistakes. Oh wait I guess if you ask for Forgiveness from your messiah Obama all is forgiven. Grow up people.

    CNN please post my comments. Its really unfair and 1 sided.

    April 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  10. Freida NYC

    ATTENTION EVERYONE!

    LET'S STOP MEDIA BIAS, HATE SPEECH, AND PREJUDICE AGAINST HILLARY.

    PLEASE JOIN US ON APRIL 11TH, 2008 AT 8AM AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER ON 48TH ST, AND 5TH AVE NYC. TO PROTESTS FOX, CNN, AND MSNBC DEMORILIZING ATTACKS ON HILLARY.

    AMERICA LET'S MAKE HISTORY, AND STOP THE MEDIA FROM DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. THE MEDIA HAS ABUSED THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH...IT IS TIME TO END THIS UNFAIR MEDIA COVERAGE.

    CNN PLEASE POST THIS!

    April 10, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Matt, Chico, CA

    I'm surprised this did not get a breaking news email

    April 10, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. Jan

    Chelsey has the grace and poise any parent would be proud of.

    Can you imagine Obama's kids when they are older out campainging

    for him. They would probably be out there doing rap music or damming America like their mother and their Godfather Rev. Wright.

    April 10, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  13. PA for Obama, because Clinton not truthful

    Chelsea Clinton,

    If your parant really want a third term in the white house they would need to give back all the money they took in from being insider lobbyist. They picture the for sale in the white house with the Clinton at the desk.. Pardon, favors, and Billion Dollars contracts at auctions

    April 10, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. fred

    You Obama people are so rude!!!

    Obama supporters are a reflection of their choice for President!! Nasty, hateful, Anti-American and racist.

    They should lock all colleges down the week of the election and not let these radicals vote.

    April 10, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. For Obama

    Sorry but I dont think Chelsea is a credible person to be on the campaign since she cannot be asked the "hard" questions by the regular media. If she is gonna be out there she should be out there. ANd to hear that her mother still sheilds her from the campaign people because of times they want to use her for her mothers campaign.. The girl is 28!! She is an adult.. not a child anymore. It bothers me when people have so much clout to control too much of the world and certain people, certain media etc. That really bothers me alot. Say NO to Hillary and YES to Obama!!

    April 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  16. So What?

    What would Bill and Hillary do if a grow man put an object between their 28 year old Chelsea's teeth and get some of it on her blue dress? So why is it ok for Bill Clinton to do that with a 21 year old?

    SAD FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 10, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. deep_eye

    Will she still be ignoring questions she doesn't like this time or, taking a page from Mommy's book – just flat out lying??

    April 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. Peter in Canada

    The Clintons use of chelsea is just plain SAD!
    She was protected as a "private person" now they have made her into a "public figure". The poor girl has nothing but grief ahead of her as a result!

    April 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  19. Denise in CA

    The Clinton camp owes U.C. Davis $5000.00 for a campaign rally in JANUARY! There is talk of sending the bill to a collection agency. With Chelsea now having visited 100 campuses, I wonder how much the Clinton campaign owes other colleges and universities.

    Pay up Hillary!

    BTW, polls show that if California primaries were held today, Obama would win. I am certain he also leads in the under 30 age group. Many California voters have buyers remorse over Hillary!

    April 10, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. From PA

    Obama supporters are full of hate......probably the same people with no sense voted for Bush...........they will all have blood on their hands

    and think of Hillary as Al Gore.....and ask "why didn't we vote for her"

    April 10, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  21. Chanda-Cincinnati Ohio

    P.S. I forgot a question I think chelsea would just LOVE to answer...What exactly is the religious group "The Family" that your mother is involved with and why has she not rejected and denounced their views? For all of you HRC supporters who still have Jeremiah Wright issues, I would have more issues with the "cult-like" religious group Hillary is involved with. You will never see Hannity throwing gasoline tipped arrows that way!

    April 10, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. demo crazy

    By Matt Canham
    The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 04/10/2008 10:46:30 AM MDT National Democratic Convention
    Apr 10:
    Obama gets backing of hopeful Dem delegates Corroon and BeckerPosted: 10:47 AM- Utah Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Holland formally endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president on Thursday.
    Holland's announcement gives Obama one more coveted superdelegate as he continues to compete with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the nomination

    April 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. Scott

    Who cares? Her mother is going to lose anyway.

    April 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. demo crazy

    By Matt Canham
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Article Last Updated: 04/10/2008 10:46:30 AM MDT

    Related
    National Democratic Convention
    Apr 10:
    Obama gets backing of hopeful Dem delegates Corroon and BeckerPosted: 10:47 AM- Utah Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Holland formally endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president on Thursday.
    Holland's announcement gives Obama one more coveted superdelegate as he continues to compete with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the nomination

    April 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  25. SPQR753

    FOR DM, Arlington TX:

    How about editing your messages before posting them ?? :-)

    April 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
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