September 25th, 2013
02:41 PM ET
7 months ago

Bill Clinton: Chelsea would be a better president 'over the long run'

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton thinks his wife would be a better president right now but in the long term, it's all about his daughter Chelsea.

Clinton was responding to a question from CNN's Piers Morgan about who would be the better President, Hillary or Chelsea.

"Day after tomorrow, my wife because she's had more experience. Over the long run, Chelsea. She knows more than we do about everything," Clinton said.

"I feel like I'm going to school every day when we have conversations."

The full interview will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live."

Chelsea Clinton has taken up a place at the heart of her family's foundation and not unlike her mother's playbook, has declined to give a definitive answer about any future political aspirations while still feeding into continuing media speculation.

Chelsea Clinton still open to running for office

As for the elder Clintons, President Barack Obama's informal "secretary of explaining stuff" once again deflected on another White House run by Hillary Clinton, who has nevertheless taken significant steps towards a 2016 run.

When asked about Hillary Clinton's seeming abundance of energy and political ideas after stepping down as Secretary of State and if he could put America out of its misery waiting for an announcement, Clinton said: "No. But, it should scream to you something else: real life is a healthier existence than politics."


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Please do not drag this BEAUTIFUL GIRL. IT IS A MUD, DIRT.

    September 25, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Sorry Bubba, but we're not found of dynasty's. I'll be voting for your wife, but that doesn't mean I'll vote for your offspring just because her last name is Clinton. That goes for Bush's and Kennedy's as well. You have to stand for something and be for something to earn my vote.

    September 25, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    Well I don't think Hillary would be better right now. I think President Obama is the best thing to happen to the US in a long time. He actually gives a damn about the average American. Not just the wealthy and big business. But alas he was only voted POTUS, not King, not Emperor, nor dictator.

    If the GOP worked half as hard at helping the POTUS as they do at obstructing him, they would be sitting pretty right now and we as a people would be in much better shape.

    Just saying.

    September 25, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. Tom

    It's not too early for CNN to start speculating about a Chelsea Clinton candidacy for 2020.

    September 25, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Joe Rockbottom

    I think some tea partier just had a heat attack.

    September 25, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. maxmaxwell

    "she knows more than either of us" that really doesn't say a whole lot, keep her at home she doesn't know anything.

    September 25, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. victor

    No. No more Dynasty presidents.

    September 25, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Byron

    Typical CNN making it sound like Clinton had beef with Obama.

    September 25, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    She knows more than we do about everything," Clinton said.

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    This implies the Clinton's are ALLKNOWING and that Chelsea knows even more. This is one of the reasons why the Clinton's will NEVER get another vote from me.

    September 25, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  10. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Let's keep the White House in the hands of Democrats for the next 100 years!

    September 25, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. joe

    My wife would be a better president too.

    September 25, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Thomas

    Chelsea has a long way to go before she proves herself .

    Thankfully, we are not a monarchy of the rich and famous yet .

    September 25, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Edwin

    If she runs, I will consider her... like I do all candidates.

    September 25, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Malory Archer

    maxmaxwell

    "she knows more than either of us" that really doesn't say a whole lot, keep her at home she doesn't know anything.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    She knows a heckuva lot more than you'll ever know maxie. Time for you to put the bowl of sour grapes on the table and back away slowly before you get a tummy ache.

    September 25, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. Malory Archer

    Woman In California

    She knows more than we do about everything," Clinton said.

    -
    This implies the Clinton's are ALLKNOWING and that Chelsea knows even more. This is one of the reasons why the Clinton's will NEVER get another vote from me.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Look everyone – some poseur is pretending to be Woman in California!

    September 25, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Fair is Fair

    That's a good way to get yourself shut off, Bubba. Which, in this case, would not be a bad idea whatsoever.

    September 25, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  17. Harry Cline

    Please no more Clinton's. We been running Clinton 3.0 for the last 5 years as it is.
    Between Bill & Newt they filled the prisons up when they dismantled welfare without a back-up plan and set crime off the charts.

    Turned whole neighborhoods into hoods. Did it save the tax-payers any real money, not when their property values took a dive from all the surrounding crime.

    September 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  18. Libdumb

    yea and when they make her face on a Halloween costume those answering the door will die of a heart attack.

    September 25, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  19. crimsoninok

    God, please do not let this scenario take place. Amen.

    September 25, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. Matt

    I laughed my azz off to "Wake up People" when he said OBama is the best thing to happen to US for a long time. What a fuking moron. Obama will go down as the worst president to ever serve and will be the cause of America becoming a joke around the world. I pray for a terrorist to end his run asap.

    September 25, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. Shelia

    Dynasty presidents

    September 25, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. lean6

    I'd vote for Chelsea today before I would vote for anybody that the Republicans could nominate. That's a fact, based largely upon character alone.

    September 25, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    Tom

    It's not too early for CNN to start speculating about a Chelsea Clinton candidacy for 2020.
    ---------------
    Next week, George W. Bush's newborn grandchild forms an exploratory PAC as a prelude to a 2050 campaign.

    It's premature for all of this talk, particularly about Chelsea running for POTUS.....not unless she'll be Hillary's 2016 VP pick!

    September 25, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. PJ

    Chelsea is to Hillary as daughter Melissa is to Joan Rivers. They hang on to mom because neither has ANY talent. Dad Bill was just lying about her intellect to give her an artificial boost. How did something so obtuse and dull come from two smarties ?

    September 25, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  25. Wayne Woodall

    Well, let's just turn it into a monarchy for God's sake. She'd be a better president because he says so. Maybe there's a little thing called qualifications that he's forgotten about. Ridiculous.

    September 25, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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