April 10th, 2008
10:45 AM ET
12 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.”

Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Brian

    Quick ask her about Lewinsky

    April 10, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  2. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Go Chelsea! Future President of the good ole USA.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Donna Kay

    Who Cares? I am not trying to be sarcastic, I just don't see this as newsworthy in anyway and honestly don't care. At this late stage of the campaign it seems like pointless publicity. I would rather see an article about what issues Amy Carter is involved in – just being honest.

    April 10, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Corey, Maryland

    Does she want a cookie or something....

    Obama Richardson 08!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. Jeff M.

    I'm left wondering just who it is Chelsea is supposed to connect with.

    April 10, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. andrea, Illinois

    Chelsea could never convince me to vote for her mom. She is just too lame, boring and unenergetic.....

    April 10, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. Harvey, Tampa, FL

    Unless you attend college, her 100th college visit is none of our business.

    April 10, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. Mike

    Keep on Chelsea! You are helping your mom and honoring those in 9/11 tragedy.

    We remember the 9/11 victims and dont support any candidate that gives money and supports a church that blames America for this tragedy.

    April 10, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    Answer the questions Chelsea, all of them!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  10. Madison , PA

    Stay home if you don't want to answer to all the questions. We do not want a Clinton dinasty.

    April 10, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  11. cala

    She is a good role model for every American including her two notorious lier parents.

    April 10, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  12. fred

    Go Chelsea!!

    Your Mom is the greatest!!

    Go Hillary!!

    April 10, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  13. Nancy

    Of course the young people support Obama over Hillary.
    They aren't stupid, they can see through her lies.

    April 10, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. Kel from AL

    What a wonderful kid! Any parent should be proud to have Chelsea as a daughter. This is true love for your parents, folks. She knows mommy probably won't win, but she's still gone out there to 100 college campuses trying to save a sinking ship, and she's going to keep going until the ship finally goes under.

    I'm an Obama supporter myself, but you've just got to admire that kind of dogged persistence, even if it is a bit annoying.

    April 10, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  15. Debbie Silverman

    I had a chance to meet Chelsea while working at campaign headquarters in Rhode Island. She came there just to thank us for "helping my Mom." She carries herself with so much grace & is charming. The Clinton's did a great job in raising her! Go Chelsea!


    April 10, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. Terry Williams

    She's great. She talks about her mom better than her mom talks about herself. Her brain is encyclopedic and she's very poised.

    April 10, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  17. Marc Seattle Wash

    This is a joke. I will not listen to Chelsea campaing for her mother and yet, you can't ask her a very important question. I am done with the Clintons

    Obama 08 & 12

    April 10, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  18. DM, Arlington TX

    Hillary Clinton is breaking the federal election law and no one is reporting this? why is that.

    They was behind the Canada NAFTA smear campaign against Barack Obama and no one covered it when the truth came out.

    Hillary Clinton major flip flop:

    When she said to had shock the hands of MLK jr she was a young republician working for Senator Goldwater who was against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In contrast to what she saying now.

    Hillary Clinton voted for the War now says she against

    She supported Nafta now says she against it

    She hires Maggie William sho help to cause the Housing criss but now she says she against the lobbyist who gave her money to keep quiet.

    He against the Columbian Free Trade agreement is but she against it now.

    The Clinton is guilty of not being truthful they have a history of just saying anything to get elected

    Chelsea should not me made to answer questions relating to her dad sex scandles or her mothers illegal campaign contributions. She is the hire to the presidency.

    April 10, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  19. Grif

    You're working overtime little Lady... I hope they're paying you well..

    Pity it will be all wasted, for the battle in November is already Lost...

    Borack Obama will go down in History. Fell at the last Fence....

    April 10, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. April in Texas

    Sadly with her selectivness on who can ask questions and what kind of questions can be asked has caused some issues. If she plans to continue to campaign for Hillary then no question should be off limits. What is her basis that Hillary will be a better president than Bill? I don't see it and Hillary has lost her own credibility IMO as while I was once willing to vote IF she won the nomination that has changed. I dont get how with all the issues that have come to the forefront support the thought that she would be better, if anything she would be the same or worse.

    Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  21. Jon

    I wonder what Nancy Pelosi thinks about this....

    April 10, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  22. proud army and navy mom

    let's see ..chelsea's 28. wasn't Monica 28 or younger when she was at the White house with Bill. Didn't mind asking her tough questions.

    April 10, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  23. PA

    It is amazing that Hillary is constantly saying that there is a media bias toward Obama, yet she gets three times the media coverage – Hillary, Chelesa, and Bill. The news has cut away from an Obama speech to show Chelesa before. I agree that the public is interested in seeing how this poor girl that we all felt so badly for during the Clinton 'bad' times has growm up but really is it news?

    April 10, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  24. NickNas

    ..........and Hillarys Polls just continue to PLUMMET! Clinton camp is struggleing to figure out who to fire next! Film at 11.


    April 10, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  25. Mike

    she doesn't look anything like her "parents"....'hmmm

    April 10, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
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