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.”

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  1. Joe

    Like mother.. like daughter...
    Please go away... we've had enough lies...

    April 10, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Henry Polk

    doesn't look like the "trail" has been to kind to her, she looks terrible!

    April 10, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. Dave in DC

    Combine that with ALL of her media interviews and you get . . . . . 100

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. rachel

    Chelesa you certainly are a loyal daughter. I don't care what anyone says. I dont think Hillary will win and I think many people will be crying would of could of should of if someone is elected just like we were when bush was elected a 2nd term.

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. CL

    And she's right. Chelsea for President 2024!

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. nina

    Two things. One, I think that college student who originally asked about Sen. Clinton's credibilty regarding Monica Lewinski could have been handled much better. Remember, he is a Clinton supporter and Chelsea could've really pumped up her mother by providing an answer that was something like "look where she's at now". Instead she took her mother's route by way of saying, "it's none of your business" = not answering the question. Secondly, the question of who would be a better president? her mom or dad? Of course she's going to answer her mom, since that's who's running. If asked that same question when her dad was running, what do you think her answer would be?

    April 10, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. Allan

    Nice Clinton press release.

    Oh, I'm sorry, I thought I was at hillaryclinton.com for a moment...

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Barney Johnson

    I wonder if she will continue to support lies?

    it is someone of interesting to find someone who thinks that it is ethically okay to support lies (bosnia and who knows what else) and then NOT answer legitimate questions. Another politician. arrrrrrrgh

    April 10, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. FEDUP

    No doubt, some educated person will ask the stupid question. I think they are Obama Plants, or very stupid. I may be uneducated as far as college, but I know the answer to the Monica question without asking it..DUH We need some plants to bring up Rev. Wright every time Michelle speaks. Oh wait, they would call that dirty politics.

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  10. BDog

    Why doesn't she make 1 visit with the press???????? Why is this nearly 30 year old woman afraid to talk to the press? It's because she really has nothing to say!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Judy

    I really think they should ask little bill about Monica. Of course they will only get the run around and perhaps a "new definition" of the word is. I don't think the world will ever forget the line" it depends on what your definition of is , is" I don't understand how the clintons can live with themselves.

    April 10, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. Ross in MD

    Why does CNN keep reporting on Chelsea?


    The girl just repeats silly Clinton talking points and doesn't answer simple questions. I couldn't care less how many colleges she's went to.

    April 10, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Andrew from PA

    She doesn't have a clue of what it's like to have a minimum wage job. You can tell she's fake. All of the sudden she's outhere trying to gather votes; she won't get mine. Sorry!

    April 10, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Eduardo

    Chelsea Clinton to make 100th college visit

    ... not under sniper fire, I hope.

    Ten years from now, she's going to be calling this her "experience."

    April 10, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  15. Cristy

    Chelsea -this is the truth and nothing but the truth.
    YOUR MOTHER WILL NOT BE THE PRESIDENT at least in this election. She should stop lying to you and everyone else.
    Stop wasting your time dear.

    April 10, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Keep stonewalling on the fidelity and honesty "Monica" issue because Mom is going down in flames by June when you can get back to your hedge fund day job.

    April 10, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. NO Hill-LIE-ary

    Ahhhhhh, not the little princess of the queen of america. I guess in few years she will think the white house is her for the taking too, huh. Atleast we can prove that the queen actually put out once in her lifetime!!!!! Post that ......Clinton News Network!!!!

    April 10, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  18. Gracie

    Good GOD, is there no end to this family's madness? I mean I hope she's ready for the HARD questions this time. I'm about fed up with the "tip toeing" syndrome going on when it comes to the Clintons.

    April 10, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. mayahh

    Chelsea is a devoted daughter, she has every right to be proud, but i still think Senator Obama is the best choice.

    April 10, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. tidho

    doesn't she have a job?...or is this it?

    April 10, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. demo crazy

    Lets be clear, she is paving her own road, now that her mother has brought her in....... Clinton Dynasty..............

    April 10, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  22. Denis

    Way to go Chelsea. Please keep up the good work for your mom. She is our hope.

    April 10, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. demo crazy

    she looks just like her mother........... that wont allow her to win ever

    April 10, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. SSgt USAF

    Lord have Mercy this girl looks sickly... Maybe she needs some sun... Vitamin C.... A boyfriend....

    April 10, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  25. Realistic

    Will she respond to questions about what it is like to help the rich get richer by working for a hedge fund? Any offers by Wal-Mart to serve on their board of directors and help bust the unions?

    April 10, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
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