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Does Chelsea Clinton have a future in elected office?
April 15th, 2014
04:04 PM ET

Does Chelsea Clinton have a future in elected office?

(CNN) – Chelsea Clinton is once again keeping the door open to a possible run for office in the future.

"I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives. If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators – and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know – maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer," Clinton said in an interview with Fast Company magazine.

Fast Company is a business magazine that touts itself as "uncovering innovative thinkers on the verge of breakthrough successes"

For years, when asked if she wanted to go into politics, the answer from Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter was a resounding no. But Chelsea, now 34, doesn't say no anymore, and in interviews over the past year or two has cracked open the door just a bit. FULL STORY

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  1. Pete

    Was she ever elected homeroom monitor or class president? Has she ever held a job with profit and loss responsibility? Is there anything to commend her for office other than name recognition? She's not even as qualified for public office as her mother – which is to say not at all.

    April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am | Reply
  2. 2L

    I think she does

    April 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Reply

    Reeally sick of the elitist politico-social Dynasties quite frankly. To mmany political Dynasties and Dinosaurs in our elite power structure I feel. American system needs some new blood and new minds to keep this country vibrant in the 21st Century.

    Now Chelsea isn't so totally bad, but I'm sick of Dinosaur Families in the upper echelon's in power. Chelsea has a bit of a reputation though that could be useful. Maybe not Presidential or Senate material. I am thinking her rep and demeanor be most useful somewhere from the House of Representatives to maybe Ambassadorship. Really for all her contacts and knowledge though, I always mused that maybe Chelsea do best as a Media personality too.

    April 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  4. Bubba

    If a drunk moron like George Dubya Bush can have a career in politics, then anyone from a famous political family can. Chelsea Clinton grew up in the White House and will become a very successful politician like her parents.

    April 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      Bush 43 was a reformed tee-totaler with advanced Ivy League degrees. And you?

      April 21, 2014 at 11:40 am | Reply
  5. Carol

    No! She is one of the least impressive people I have ever seen. Just say no!

    April 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  6. constantine2014

    There has to be a law that stops this monarchy of the politically powerful to be able to inject their heirs into our nations political seats. If its not bad enough to listen to all of these old rich cats argue like children then rather talking about history over the diplomacy over real matters. Its listening to their spoiled rotten siblings explain how they worked so hard and understand the groundswell peoples opinions and struggles. They will never know what its like to live paycheck to paycheck. Apparently there is some sort of dynasty or magical omen that the wealthy and powerful offspring are the chosen race of leaders meant to live a life tax free and literally smile with the stroke of a pen as we the people(peasants) get are backs broke in to two by corporate multi-millionaire lobbying in the office meant to defend us against. The truth of why people won't cast a vote is the simple fact that who they are voting for is chosen by all of the people who have designed the taxes and laws that defend the rich and enslave the poor. As for our country which I will freely call my house there is an old saying that I love to announce in times of trouble," How can we help anybody if we cannot help ourselves?" To the kings and queens of the United States of America, All Hail your glorious pampered tooshes and may your next meal be filled with the finest of all spices and the sweat of your american family members in the next room!"

    April 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  7. Tyler

    I love how all she has to do is say that she may run for office in the future and that is enough to be attacked by people on the internet. My 8 year old brother may run for office someday, does anyone want to try to tear him down?

    April 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  8. kurt

    I don't think she has the drive for it.

    Could she be elected? Of course. But it takes a certain personality to desire to get into politics and thrive there... and it feels like she lacks it.

    I kind of think of her as a Maria Shriver type. Has the family background for politcs and would have had the ability to be elected, but lacked the interest.

    April 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Reply
  9. tess

    you've got to be kidding – she couldn't even keep her TV show for a month! she's boring, as narcissistic as both parents, and for all her education, appears rather stupid!!!! oh wait – she has ALL the requirements for elected office!!!!

    April 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  10. jay

    What a mess this Country is in ! Can a child fix it ? NO!

    April 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  11. ProtectAmericanJobs

    Not if she's going to do things anything like her parents.

    We've already got way too many Free-Traitors as it is and her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton are two of the biggest FREE-TRAITORS around.

    If more Americans would have listened to Perot back in 1992, we wouldn't be in this mess right now. The American people and the real American economy would have been much better off today! I and many other people, who were able to see through all of the left vs right BS, did vote for Perot, because he was straight forward and just used common sense. He cared about his country and the American people.

    The American People need Our Leaders to start remembering that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself and that They're NOT Elected By or To Represent the Global Market Place, Lobbyist, Foreign citizens or Illegal Aliens.

    April 16, 2014 at 11:38 am | Reply
  12. GOP Prayer - GOPers, Read Together and Out Loud With Me

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am | Reply
  13. jfk

    She already knows how to lie and obstruct justice, having been around the 2 biggest.

    April 16, 2014 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • ProtectAmericanJobs


      April 16, 2014 at 11:40 am | Reply
  14. jboh

    I'll care about this when/if she files as a candidate for something.

    April 16, 2014 at 9:43 am | Reply
  15. ironman666

    god i hope not what it is with cnn and these clintons we are all tired of these people

    April 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • george

      Wow, almost word for word what was going to post when I read the article. Thank you.

      April 16, 2014 at 7:36 am | Reply
    • jboh

      People are so tired of TEA/GOP Clinton bashing.

      April 16, 2014 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • ProtectAmericanJobs

        Unfortunately it seems that both sides are still able to get most people to buy and drink their flavor of Kool-Aid, only thing is, it's just different flavors of the same brand and both flavors are making the American People and the Real American Economy sick.

        Almost all of our politicians are a joke – Only it's not so funny, because over the past several decades, all they've been doing is screwing the American people, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.

        Wouldn't the American people be better off, if Our Elected Leaders Started Working Together as AMERICANS for AMERICANS and AMERICA, instead of just bickering, stalling and posturing for the next election as democrats and republicans! The American People have had it with this unproductive BS! The way that both parties having been operating for years just stinks! Neither party has really been looking out for the best interests of the US Citizens who elect them and who they're supposed to represent.

        Both parties have sold out the bulk of the American citizens, who they're supposed to represent, by allowing the incursion of illegal aliens and the "out-sourcing" floodgates to open wider and wider without taking any sensible measures to stem the tide. Over the last 25-years our government has allowed our country's industries to get sucked out to China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying Americans jobs and drive down prices and wages.

        It shouldn't be all about Democrats or Republicans/Tea-whatevers! It should be about Americans, especially our elected officials, doing the right thing for our country and its citizens. All the single-minded, left versus right, ideological one dimensional bull has got to go!

        April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am |
      • ironman666

        just wait till we threw all you demcraps out of office this time your done with your garbage and spending no money we dont have and obummer care

        April 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm |
  16. Leftcoastrocky

    Why doesn't Chelsea get a start by being a mayor or a lieutenant governor

    April 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  17. Chris Asking Questions

    Of course she has a future in politics! She's already in politics. She's known politics since she was able to speak, read, and write. What else has she been exposed to? Definitely not hard times, broken home, living pay check to pay check, paying back a college loan, homelessness, hunger, lack of health care, fear, insecurity, etc.

    April 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Reply

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