May 22nd, 2008
11:25 AM ET
14 years ago

Bill Clinton says Chelsea may go into politics

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(CNN) - Is politics in Chelsea Clinton's future?

Bill Clinton says maybe.

In an interview with People Magazine, the former president said he thinks his daughter is a natural campaigner who may one day follow her parents into the family business.

"If you asked me [whether Chelsea would go into politics] before Iowa, I would have said, 'No way. She is too allergic to anything we do.' But she is really good at it," the former president said in the latest edition of the magazine

Clinton also said Chelsea was deeply upset by her mother's disappointing third-place finish in Iowa in January.

"It all changed after Iowa," he said. "She realized her mother lost Iowa 100 percent because of younger voters. She was upset, bawled, went to her employer and said, 'Look, you got to let me go or give me an indefinite leave of absence. I'm not letting my mother go down like this.' "

Read more from Bill Clinton's interview

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  1. Jim in Asheville

    PS- Jan, you think it's over the top for Americans to choose the vehicles they want to purchase and drive? No vacations either? We must really be a spoiled bunch.

    May 22, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. Go Gurl

    I'm a Clinton supporter, wheather she follows her parents foot steps or not it don't matter, when people decide who they want to rep them it's not who she knows or where she comes from, it's all about what she brings to the table. If she got what it takes, I don't mind to see her run fo the office and we will decide. I see a lot of hate towards Obama from Clinton supporters, we Clinto supporters have this social meeting as a hobby but not ever once discussed the haterd of Obama, we simply discuss issues that matter to us as DEM's... so that got me wondered, is all this hate towards Obama coming from DEM's or Republicans who playing a hate game with us so they can improve their odds in novemeber???

    p.s. my fellow DEM's time to stop being emotional and think with our heads, cause the way I see it Repulicans think we are stupid and fall for their trap once again.

    Good luck to us all, at the end I just want to see Clinton or Obama in the office cause of two, they are DEM's and most importantly two, they both have almost the same policies that will take us out of this difficulties that we are in because of Republicans.

    May 22, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  3. Jim

    from the comments, sexism is alive and well – many from obama fans... hmmm....

    May 22, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. PCM 01

    With all respect.
    I think the Clinton's family are in great need of psychological help.
    Megalomenia is killing them...and this country.

    The more we learned about them the more they remind me of the Ceausescu family in Romania...or even better, Juan Domingo and Evita Peron in Argentina.

    I have made these comments without any political overtones. But I am concerned that just one family can manipulate a whole country...the most powerful and socially evolved country in the world. Let's be vigilant; this is dangerous.

    May 22, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
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