March 28th, 2008
08:05 PM ET
9 years ago

Chelsea: Mom will be a better president than dad

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Chelsea Clinton says she thinks her mom would be the better president."]
(CNN) - It's a topic that would likely make for awkward conversation at a Clinton family dinner: Who would be the better president, Bill or Hillary?

But daughter Chelsea Clinton made her position on the matter clear Friday, saying unequivocally that she thinks her mom will make a better president than her dad.

"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," the former first daughter said during a campaign event in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

She did not elaborate on just why she thinks her mom would be the better commander-in-chief, but the former president himself made similar statements to an Israeli TV interviewer last November.

Bill Clinton said then he thought his wife would make the better president because she is more experienced than he was in 1992.

"In some ways she would be (better) because of what we did together," he said then. "First, she has the Senate experience I didn't have. Second, she would have had the eight years in the White House."

"I think she wouldn't make as many mistakes because, you know, we're older and more mature, and she is far more experienced now in all the relevant ways than I was when I took office," he added. "So I think in a way she has the best of both worlds."

No word on where Hillary herself comes down on the issue.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Chelsea Clinton
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Bob Baker

    What else was chelsa going to say to that question!? Lets be real Hillary is a liar just like Bill. Much respect to Bill though

    March 28, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  2. Polkovnik

    What a crock. Bill did it. Hillary watched.
    I feel sorry for Bill at such disloyalty from his daughter. Inexcusable.

    March 28, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  3. allen

    Hillary =Huckabee part duex.

    March 28, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
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