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Madame President Clinton? Chelesa Clinton That Is
ABC News ^ | 21 May 2008

Posted on 05/22/2008 1:50:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan

ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports: Perhaps there will be a Madame President Clinton after all. No, not Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. How about former first daughter and active campaigner Chelsea Clinton?

"If you asked me (if Chelsea would run for office) before Iowa, I would have said, 'No way. She is too allergic to anything we do.' But she is really good at it," former President Bill Clinton tells PEOPLE magazine in their latest issue, hitting newsstands Friday.

In the PEOPLE exclusive, Clinton called his daughter's "emergence" the "second best thing" of the campaign, after his wife's "ability to endure in the face of all the blows that have been rained on her: outspent, dismissed, denigrated, declared dead...when I met her, I found that in her personal relationships she lacked self-confidence and was painfully shy. She is having more fun now than at the beginning. If you look at her, she seems perfectly relaxed, doesn't she?"

When asked what he's learned about Chelsea's political skills, Clinton told PEOPLE, "It all changed after Iowa. 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.'"

The former president strongly rebuked the suggestion that the Clinton campaign ever played the race card against Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

"I was really hurt about it at first. I am way over being hurt. This was cold-blooded, calculated, manipulated and a revolting strategy," Clinton said, in reference to the accusation that the Clinton camp stoked racial fears during his wife's bid.

When asked the seemingly open-ended question, "Is there anything you want voters to know?", Clinton replied, "When I was so tired, I either was not as precise as I should have been or I seemed angrier than I would have been. That's always my mistake. If I am to have any blame, that's it."

Clinton also said he didn't know Obama very well but called his wife's Democratic nomination rival "an immensely talented man" before adding, "I think I understand him. There are enough similarities in our childhoods and things that I think I get what he is doing. But I do think it's better to have made a lot of decisions before you get to be president."

Telling PEOPLE he speaks to his wife "probably three times a day", Clinton explained, "I got in the habit of not being an e-mailer when I was president because we had Newt Gingrich, who wanted to subpoena every e-mail ever written in the White House."

When asked whether the nomination fight would go all the way to the convention, Clinton replied, "It depends on what happens between now and then. It's been really funny that when when all she asked was to let all the votes be counted, the response from the other side was to pressure as many superdelegates as possible, in districts mostly that she carried, to come out against her."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billary; chelsea; clinton; clintonistas; clintoon; election; elections; hildebeast
Comments from the Whiner-in-Chief. Gawd, Dems are such a bunch of babies.
1 posted on 05/22/2008 1:50:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
Bill Clinton is such a victim. Looks like George P. Bush will give Chelsea Hubble..er Clinton a beating some time in the future.
2 posted on 05/22/2008 1:54:37 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

No more political dynasties.


3 posted on 05/22/2008 2:04:29 AM PDT by SolidWood (Refusal to vote for McCain is active support for Obama.)
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To: Rummyfan

Is this Honduras or some other banana republic? We have over 300 million potential presidents, why would we limit it to two or three families? BTW, how is Chelsea Clinton qualified to be the chief magistrate and executive of the world’s only superpower and richest country? For that matter, how is her mother or that empty suit from Illinois?


4 posted on 05/22/2008 2:10:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Rummyfan
"I'm not letting my mother go down like this." -- Chelsea Clinton

Like this?


5 posted on 05/22/2008 2:13:50 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SolidWood

She has experience. Her father was the President. Just like her momma. She was first lady.


6 posted on 05/22/2008 2:31:01 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: personalaccts

Yup, that would give Chelsea 16 years’ of hands-on White House experience by the Clinton’s way of calculating experience. And that’s even before holding elective office.

Thank God she has to be 35 to run for President. It gives us a few years’ respite.


7 posted on 05/22/2008 2:45:43 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

> Is this Honduras or some other banana republic? We have over 300 million potential presidents, why would we limit it to two or three families?

You’d have even more potential candidates if you allowed foreign-born folk to run for POTUS.

(Heck, I’d even consider doing it on contract, as a special favor for y’all, if only to keep Clintons and their spoor out of the Oval Office...)


8 posted on 05/22/2008 2:54:30 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: personalaccts
She looks like Francis.


9 posted on 05/22/2008 3:03:52 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Rummyfan
'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.'

Translation: Chelsea got fired from her job.

10 posted on 05/22/2008 3:17:16 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (McCain '08 : The lesser of two evils!)
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To: Rummyfan

Why not go for Amy Carter? She’s already old enough to run.


11 posted on 05/22/2008 3:55:20 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
"Why not go for Amy Carter?"

Now go wash your computer out with soap!

12 posted on 05/22/2008 3:58:46 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Rummyfan
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13 posted on 05/22/2008 4:10:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: normy

Chelsea Hubble?

Be nice....everyone knows Chelsea’s real dad is Janet Reno.


14 posted on 05/22/2008 4:12:11 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The road to victory in Iraq is through Iran.)
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To: Rummyfan

I’ve predicted on FR since the winter that Chels will be elected to a US House seat in 010 in some leftist district as prep work for Hildabeast’s next try in 012.


15 posted on 05/22/2008 4:18:24 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Rummyfan
ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports

LOL. Slow day for news?

16 posted on 05/22/2008 4:23:14 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Roy Tucker; personalaccts; Rummyfan
Yup, that would give Chelsea 16 years’ of hands-on White House experience by the Clinton’s way of calculating experience. And that’s even before holding elective office.

Thank God she has to be 35 to run for President. It gives us a few years’ respite.

What respite? Do the math! She was born on February 27, 1980, so She's 28 now. She would be technically eligible to become president in time for the 2016 presidential election when she will be 36. That means that if the next president serves two terms, Chelsea could run in an open race in her first year of eligibility.

17 posted on 05/22/2008 4:28:54 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual! ©)
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To: personalaccts

Webster Hubbell was president?


18 posted on 05/22/2008 5:04:42 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
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To: Rummyfan

What’s next? Daffy Duck for President?


19 posted on 05/22/2008 6:44:23 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Rummyfan
I'd prefer a spineless RINO or a Marxist . . . .

Oh, wait . . . on second thought . . .

20 posted on 05/22/2008 7:42:01 AM PDT by mykroar (Repentence and Faith.)
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To: Rummyfan

Hey, where’s the barf alert?


21 posted on 05/22/2008 8:39:46 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"BTW, how is Chelsea Clinton qualified to be the chief magistrate and executive of the world’s only superpower and richest country?"

Well, she did spend 8 years in the White House. So according to the Beast, she's more than qualified! /s

22 posted on 05/22/2008 9:25:17 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: Rummyfan
Wheres the barf alert for this? Just the thought of another klintoon makes me want to hurl.

Maybe by 2016 she'll be out of the closet and tell everyone she's really a Hubble.

23 posted on 05/22/2008 9:27:30 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: Rummyfan

Why not elect Paris Hilton or some other more attractive bimbo? Somebody really thrashed Chelsea with an ugly stick!


24 posted on 05/22/2008 10:49:10 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Do the dictionary. 8 years is a respite and also a few years.


25 posted on 05/22/2008 11:28:30 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: dayglored
"Clinton called his daughter's "emergence" the "second best thing" of the campaign, after his wife's "ability to endure in the face of all the blows that have been rained on her"

Hillary?

26 posted on 05/22/2008 11:35:42 PM PDT by endthematrix (Now that we use our corn for fuel, when do we eat coal for dinner?)
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To: endthematrix
> "...in the face of all the blows that have been rained on her..."

There's just so much one could do with that sentence.

And all of it is wrong. Just wrong.

I had no idea she could open her mouth that big... probably neither does Bill.

27 posted on 05/23/2008 12:55:22 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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