Old New Faces: Chelsea Clinton Says She Wouldn't Rule Out Running for Political Office Someday
WASHINGTON, DC - August 21, 2018
Chelsea Clinton gave a gift not only to her fans but also to her opponents by saying her running for political office is a “definite no now,” but a “definite maybe” in the future.
Speaking at the Edinburgh international book festival, where she was touring to promote her new children’s book, the former first daughter expressed disdain over the actions of President Donald Trump and “a great amount of gratitude for what my congresswoman and my senators are doing to try to stop him at every point.”
Clinton said that while she is already well represented by elected politicians, “if my city councilor were to retire, if my congresswoman were to retire, my senators, and I thought that I could make a positive impact, then I think I would really have to ask my answer to that question [of whether to run for office].”
This event is certainly joyful for the Clinton couple, but at the same time it’s not the most pleasant news for Democratic Party supporters. Democrats need a new strong and preferably smart leaders. Chelsea Clinton, unfortunately, is not one of them. She couldn't be duller if she tried when she spoke about foreign policy or about the benefits of the legalization of abortion to the economy.
At the same time, and this is also not very good for the Democrats, Chelsea Clinton has every chance to become the face of the party if she or her parents wish it. There are a lot of quite vivid examples in US history of someone who may not be the most intelligent and charismatic candidate, but who comes from a “good family”, winning against much more intelligent, but less "connected" opponents. The history of the Bush family is a good example of this.