February 14th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Aloha: Chelsea Clinton to campaign in Hawaii

Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her mother in California in early February.

Chelsea Clinton campaigned for her mother in California in early February.

(CNN) - As part of the Clinton campaign's declared effort to fight for every delegate in every state, Chelsea Clinton is heading to Hawaii, Barack Obama's home turf, according to a Clinton campaign source. She'll spend three days, including this weekend, campaigning there.

The Clinton campaign has been criticized for not competing in the smaller states and caucuses, but is now trying to adjust their strategy. A campaign source says they are not focused only on Texas and Ohio.

On conference call Wednesday, Clinton staffer Guy Cecil said the campaign would now be hiring staffers and opening field offices in several states with upcoming contests they had not devoted resources to before, including Montana and Wyoming.

Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, and will be doing satellite interviews with Hawaiian TV today.

A campaign source says Chelsea has proven to be an effective campaigner and they see a strong correlation between Chelsea's visits and improved performance.

At this point, says one campaign source, it's a delegate fight, and even narrowing a loss has a huge impact.

This cycle Chelsea campaigned for her mother in California – the first state where Clinton won the youth vote. The rural congressional district where Chelsea campaigned in Nebraska outperformed others in the state. So far this cycle, Chelsea Clinton has campaigned in at least 15 states.

–CNN’s Jessica Yellin

Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hawaii • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (426 Responses)
  1. djino


    February 14, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. VoteForSubstance

    And Chelsea doesn't need your criticism. She loves and admires her mom. Isn't this something we want in our daughters? She doesn't deserve any of your negativity.

    February 14, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Carmen

    This blog has been saturated with Hillary campaign organizers posing as ordinary Americans. The campaign rhetoric is too transparent. I've been reading these blogs for some time now and am seeing the difference in the responses.

    Hillary and her campaign will DO ANYTHING to get elected. Doesn't matter though, the American people are waking up and our voices will be heard.

    February 14, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Michelle

    God Bless you Chelsea! You are a beautiful example of what awesome parenting will produce!

    Hillary 08'

    February 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Claudia, Austin, TX

    Anyone who can stand by their parents and be loving, supportive children in any situation, are just a reflection of the healthy environment they grew up in. Kuddos to you Chelsea.

    February 14, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Diana Garcia

    These comments are silly guys... I can't wait until this is over...Until then lots of work to do on the behalf of Sen. Obama.

    Happy Valentines Day People!

    February 14, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. Zahid

    How strange!! Grow up people. Other candidates' spouses, children can campaign for them. Some of you see problem when Chelsea campaigns for her mother. Give them a break. There is nothing wrong with Kerry calling that college student (super delegate), but you see a problem whne Chelsea meets student of her generation. Both are students. Of course, she can meet him, in my opinion. Chelsea is a very wonderful girl. Never heard anything bad about her behavior or attitude like some others. I wonder why Hillary does not campaign in small states like HI, VT and RI. I have not clue why she is not paying much attention in WI.
    Hillary rocks! She should keep up the fight. It is worth to fight up to the finish line.

    February 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. truthseeker from Hawaii

    Even if Bill comes out here, there's no way that Hillary will find her mojo. She's a total wipe out. Obama is our man!

    February 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  9. Angus

    IS THIS COUNTRY A MONARCHY?! TWENTY YEARS of White House occupation by either a Bush or a Clinton and now people are desperate to continue that...some for 16 years with Chelsea?! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

    I dread the day when I will tell my children about how things "used to be", when the country was still a democracy...

    ABC – Anybody But Clinton, now and forever!

    February 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. Dawn

    Chelsea you are the best. If Oprah can campaign for Obama ,why not you for your mom, I LOVE HILLARY> Go Chelsea

    February 14, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. Boniba

    Wake up America!!! Didn't President Bush claimed to be the one to unite America eight years ago. And didn't he also claim to have a record in Texas as one who brings democrats and republicans together. And what do we have now.? Obama is all talk and no substance. We need action!!!! No more sweet talks!!!!

    February 14, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. HG

    I am just about the same age as Chelsea, and as someone over the age of majority, I can deceide for myself whether I want to campaign for my mom or not. I'm sure that it was Chelsea's decision, and if she did not want to, Hillary wouldn't force her to. It's also common sense that not the candidates can't visit every state. If Oprah and other Hollywood stars can campaign for Obama, why can't Chelsea campaign for her mom?

    Another thing, people want to hear from the candidates themselves regarding their stand on the issues. Obama supporters are always saying, "go to his website – it's all there – the details". Why can't Obama speak about it himself? Is that why he does not want to go into the challenged debates?

    I liked the one who wrote about the credible resume bit – "I am the change you seek", "Yes, I can!" LOL

    February 14, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  13. Eli

    Go Chelsea, as a daughter she has all rights to be out for her mom. To believe what some of these posters say they would not get out on the beat for their own parents are brother or even wife, since they think BiIl Clinton should not be out for his wife. Its okay for Michelle Obama and Oprah, a woman millions see and love everyday, to stomp for their spouse and friend. What a double standard, I just hope that America sees this before it is to late, because this is not a way to run the WHITE HOUSE. Obama supporters have posted some of the worst comments and blogs, you only have to scan them to see that they are not following their leader,Obama on his dream of UNITY, CHANGE and HOPE they are instead DIVIDERS. I am ashame to say that the DEMOCRATIC party is split and I can only hope we can unite before November.

    February 14, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  14. Sara

    Clintons, please go away.

    February 14, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. Obama Supporter

    Is it just me, or have the Clinton supporters found a way to spawn?

    It's funny how Obama is winning, with substantial margins, but you wouldn't know that by looking at these blogs, would you?

    Hillary will NOT win Obama's home land, this is Chelsea's vacation, duh!

    February 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. James, Houston

    Can you imagine the "Brain Power" of Chelsea with parents like Bill and Hillary Clinton ? I say it's FANTASTIC; America can hardly sit still. Talk about change for the Future, Its here now waiting on the harvest season! You Go Girl!

    February 14, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Holly, Kansas City, MO

    Am I the only one who finds Chelsea really annoying? She and I are roughly the same age, and I remember even when the Clintons first entered the White House... something about Chelsea really irritated me. It still does.

    February 14, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. mf


    I thought Hillary campaign organizers were ordinary Americans too. They have the right to comment as they please too!

    February 14, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. Karen from Minnesota

    Asare: you're spreading false info. Chelsea talks but does not talk to the press. The girl was part of the press for Scolastic magazine.

    February 14, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. Paula

    Some people get upset when young people vote for Obama because "they don't know what they want." Well since the older generation screwed the Presidency up with their last two decisions (the same dumb one!), it's about time for us to have a say in this and move America out of this rut.

    February 14, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. uGH

    simple, Obama 08'

    I will never vote for anyone who helped get us into that nasty war in iraq.
    Neither her or her daughter will be able to sway this vote.

    Obama 08

    February 14, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. Vince Los Angeles, CA

    There was the whole Lincoln bedroom thing, the Chinese campaign contributions ,the presidential pardons and of course the impeachment and purjury. I will be the first to admit that many of these scandals were fueled by Republicans but for pete's sake do you honestly think the Repubs are going to forgive and forget if she gets the nomination or somehow becomes President????

    February 14, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. esther

    Chelsea represents the best of American youth – she is a polite, bright, intelligent, and kind person – great role model for the youth

    Hillary has the best solutions for America

    Hillary 08!

    February 14, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Beverly, Houston

    TO: eadib

    Not this woman!!

    February 14, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. Siby

    Obama !!! u are a great orator.... granted.! but what have u really done? tell u what.... work in the senate for a few years and come back great one!!! we will still be here and u are young. Let hillary and Bill do some real stuff while u learn and earn ur place.

    February 14, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
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