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Eliot Rosewater

(31,568 posts)
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 04:50 PM Aug 2018

Chelsea Clinton says she has not ruled out running for office

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/20/chelsea-clinton-says-she-has-not-ruled-out-running-for-office


I wish she would run.


Chelsea Clinton has said she has not ruled out running for office one day, describing a move into politics as a “definite no now” but a “definite maybe” in the future.

She told the Edinburgh international book festival that while she “abhorred” Donald Trump’s presidency, she had no current plans to follow in her parents’ footsteps.


Like against the McCain woman/daughter, the one that isnt very bright. I wonder if that contrast would matter to cons.

All I know about the McCain person is she is not very bright and has no qualifications at all to be on TV.
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Chelsea Clinton says she has not ruled out running for office (Original Post) Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 OP
I wouldn't mind seeing her throw her hat in the ring. NCTraveler Aug 2018 #1
Unlike most she could start further up the line, privilege the name brings. Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #2
I would like to see Chelsea throw her hat in the ring. avebury Aug 2018 #3
I hope she does run for office and make those KCDebbie Aug 2018 #4
I would like to see her prove herself in some state level stuff first Lee-Lee Aug 2018 #5
Right, surely we dont have any examples of that recently happening Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #8
She's done plenty in her life. Kingofalldems Aug 2018 #10
But anyone who doesnt have STATE level experience as a member of the State house shouldnt Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #11
Oh I get it alright. Kingofalldems Aug 2018 #12
She said run for office, not president. LisaM Aug 2018 #13
That's a reasonable place to start. Lee-Lee Aug 2018 #15
I agree a million percent, and I didn't mean to seem as if I was jumping on you. LisaM Aug 2018 #16
Seems reasonable... would get my vote if I could. InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2018 #18
I agree, would be good if Chelsea had some political experience at the state level... InAbLuEsTaTe Aug 2018 #17
She'd better prepare for a shitstorm if she does. edbermac Aug 2018 #6
The howls of the anti-Clinton-monkeys will be deafening if she does run for office. Aristus Aug 2018 #7
Or the SHE ISNT QUALIFIED comments, oops, someone beat me to it Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #9
I Shudder To Think How She'll Be Treated Me. Aug 2018 #14
:) Chelsea was such a good girl in the WH. The Clintons obviously did Hortensis Aug 2018 #19
She most likely could win a US congressional seat in a safe Democratic district, but I don't think Midwestern Democrat Aug 2018 #20
Wow, you can discern that before hearing a word from her? OK.. Eliot Rosewater Aug 2018 #21

Eliot Rosewater

(31,568 posts)
2. Unlike most she could start further up the line, privilege the name brings.
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 04:58 PM
Aug 2018

But since all I care about now is numbers, I say bring her on, she would probably surprise us and kick some ass.

 

KCDebbie

(664 posts)
4. I hope she does run for office and make those
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:00 PM
Aug 2018

Tiny republican heads explode!

Do you think they can get those same rubes to believe that Chelsea is also the Director of the Illuminati AND the Bilderburg Group as they seemed to over that her Mother is?

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
5. I would like to see her prove herself in some state level stuff first
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:01 PM
Aug 2018

A name isn’t a qualification and we don’t need to be risking anything like a House seat on someone with just a name and not much else.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,568 posts)
11. But anyone who doesnt have STATE level experience as a member of the State house shouldnt
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:08 PM
Aug 2018

run seems to be this persons position.

Let me go look at the OR and JD candidates and I will apply that rule

LisaM

(28,038 posts)
13. She said run for office, not president.
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:26 PM
Aug 2018

In the article, she specifically mentioned City Council, among other things.

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
15. That's a reasonable place to start.
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:33 PM
Aug 2018

I know folks eat all upset when you dare suggest you like to see political candidates have a history beige they jump into high level races, but that’s just my preference.

LisaM

(28,038 posts)
16. I agree a million percent, and I didn't mean to seem as if I was jumping on you.
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:48 PM
Aug 2018

I went back into the article to see what she said. It was a little misleading about following in her parents' footsteps, and of course neither of them started with a Presidential campaign.

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,383 posts)
17. I agree, would be good if Chelsea had some political experience at the state level...
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:56 PM
Aug 2018

I'm sure she will shine in any career venture she chooses.

Aristus

(67,072 posts)
7. The howls of the anti-Clinton-monkeys will be deafening if she does run for office.
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:02 PM
Aug 2018

I like to hope that by the time she does, the current crop of shit-flinging fuckbaskets who fly into berserk rages at the mere mention of the name Clinton will be dead.

Eliot Rosewater

(31,568 posts)
9. Or the SHE ISNT QUALIFIED comments, oops, someone beat me to it
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:05 PM
Aug 2018

I just read a comment here that makes me laugh so hard I cant believe it.

Can I list the names of people running and their qualifications? Better not

Me.

(35,454 posts)
14. I Shudder To Think How She'll Be Treated
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 05:27 PM
Aug 2018

even no there is a group of men who stomp all over her, all of the time. Unfair and so cruel but a reality nonetheless.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
19. :) Chelsea was such a good girl in the WH. The Clintons obviously did
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:00 PM
Aug 2018

something right, of course, but Chelsea seemed to have the right disposition to handle the very disciplined life and the public duties, and notably a seeming real interest in what took place there that some or most just didn't have. Intellectual curiosity and outlook would be a huge gift for a WH kid.

It'd be interesting to know which parent she takes after in which ways, or neither. Bill is generally believed to be brilliant, but of course insufficiently disciplined (!). We've never seen any signs of that last in Chelsea. She's apparently the type of good girl who, like her mom, always did all her homework and asked for extra projects, went straight to college and acquired some masters degrees and her doctorate in studies a good liberal interested in a life in public service would study, became very involved in civic and charitable affairs at challenging levels, including the Clinton Foundation, married well, continued her go-gooder involvements, and in appropriate time took on motherhood. No wild time.

No one's ever called Hillary brilliant, but she's a major policy wonk, in love with her ideas, and an extremely hard and disciplined worker. Given all the hostile flak accompanying the mere mention of her name, most would be surprised to know that Hillary has always prided herself on her ethics, though the Clintons declined to live the very scrupulously for-public-scrutiny life the Obamas did. They were always doing things that made them vulnerable to hostile misinterpretation by enemies. I remember how aggravated I was when they let a friend hold the mortgage on their first house after the WH, though a friend who needed to invest held our first mortgage.

But all honest observers say they've both always been major bring-it-on types when things got tough. Obviously, when you think about it. That alone makes them very different from me. They seemingly shift into a gear I not only don't possess but can't imagine. Chelsea's lived her whole life in that environment, though, and doesn't seem afraid of it. I remember Chelsea as a teenager noticing a camera focused on Hillary from across an arena and immediately gently pushing her mother's hand that was holding a glass of wine down out of the picture. An automatic protective response.

I'd like to see Chelsea run and will be surprised if she doesn't eventually. And given her obvious discipline, service ethics, character, intellect, education and experience to go with starting on third base, it I wouldn't be surprised at all if she became an eminently successful and effective public servant.

Normally I'd always want newbies to begin at local or at least state level, but she's no newbie. I could see starting with a U.S. congressional seat or an appointed office.

20. She most likely could win a US congressional seat in a safe Democratic district, but I don't think
Mon Aug 20, 2018, 06:42 PM
Aug 2018

she really has the level of drive necessary to go any further than that.

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