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Is Chelsea Clinton running for office? It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is

Is Chelsea Clinton running for office? It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is

It’s genetic: Chelsea Clinton’s very Clintonian answer.

We have covered the rollout of Chelsea Clinton.

The fawning media coverage portrays Chelsea as an emerging (or already emerged) leader of #theresistance to Trump. Her every tweet is promoted by outlets such as The Hill.

This has a very professional ring to it — there must be a team working for Clinton World that has structured the building of Chelsea’s public image with an eye towards public office.

But it’s too soon to run for something now. Mom is still making news, and Dad is just still wandering the land in search of *****.

Chelsea’s rollout has to be done slowly. By getting her contrived publicity and awards, such as the recent “Power of Women” Award from Variety magazine and the Lifetime network, a book deal for a Children’s Book ‘She Persisted’, and aSpot on Board of Directors at Expedia. I can just hear the Clinton World storyline for Chelsea — as comfortable in the Board Room as is helping young girls.

Naturally, and with intention, the rollout has sparked the inevitable reaction that “she’s running for something.”

Chelsea denies it all. Well, not literally it all, just that she “is” running for something.

She gave the “exclusive” to Variety, Chelsea Clinton: ‘I Am Not Running for Public Office’ (EXCLUSIVE):

Since the election, there’s been endless chatter that Chelsea Clinton might follow in her parents’ footsteps. But in an interview with Variety, she quashed those rumors.

“I am not running for public office,” Clinton said.

Clinton has been grilled about a number of hypothetical political careers since she was a young girl, growing up in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and the White House. “I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank—Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency,” Clinton said. “I really find this all rather hysterical, because I’ve been asked this question a lot throughout my life, and the answer has never changed.”

That present tense denial did not exclude a future run. And of course, when people ask if Chelsea is running for office, they don’t mean this very second when we are in pre-election cycle, they mean in the near future. Perhaps for Congress or a state gig in 2018 or more likely 2020.

Then there’s this, Chelsea added:

“If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time. But right now, no, I’m not running for public office.”

Got it. She’s going to be hard to get. People are going to have to demand that she run for something. That demand will be manufactured, just like the rest of her public build-out.

And when the time is right, she’s say Yes. For the good of the children.

Is Chelsea running for office?

It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.


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I’m not a begger, thief or borrower.
Her tweets so far have been real softballs devoid of meaning or intelligence. She’ll make a good vote for NY dems as just the fact she has a twitter account make her a goddess to them.
May God help the Republic.

    Tom Servo in reply to 4fun. | March 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    We keep having to be reminded why America’s founders did away with any type of hereditary nobility, which was endemic in Europe at the time.

    This is why.

She’s running for office some day. No doubt there’s a team working with the Clinton friendly media to make Chelsea happen.

Her only redeeming quality is that she is (marginally) better looking than her mother. Then again, so is the average Bluetick hound!

    Geologist in reply to Walker Evans. | March 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I vehemently protest that insult to Bluetick Hounds! They are MUCH better looking than either Hilary or Chelsea.

      Walker Evans in reply to Geologist. | March 30, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      You’re right. I’m ashamed of myself for making that rude comment. Bluetick Hounds everywhere, please accept my abject apology. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Honestly my biggest takeaway from Hillary’s emails and the DNC emails was how little respect DNC members and staffers had for both Hillary and Chelsea.

Words I recall them using to refer to Chelsea (remember these are DEMOCRAT insiders, not Republicans) as ‘stupid’, ‘spoiled’, ‘incompetent’, ‘arrogant’ and ‘entitled’.

When this is what the people who allegedly are your supporters think of you, I seriously question why any Democrat seriously thinks her running is a good idea.

    tom swift in reply to Olinser. | March 29, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Because she’s easily dominated and manipulated; the ideal figurehead.

    I won’t start to take rumors of her running for office too seriously until a handler—her own Huma or ValJar—appears.

    Merlin in reply to Olinser. | March 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    She won’t run for office in the traditional sense so much as she’ll wait for an office to be awarded to her. Kinda like dear old Mom.

Sorry about this Prof.

Has it occurred to anyone that Chelsea is the AntiChrist?

Remember that the AntiChrist is supposed to be born to a family of great political influence and wealth.

The AntiChrist is supposed to be the opposite of the male Christ. Which would make her a female. ( Besides, what can I say … evil obviously female. )

“If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time.”

Translation, “If a seat’s basically handed to me, yeah, I’ll take it, and let the voters bask in the glow of my wonderfulness. But it better be a good seat; I’m not settling for any low rung sort of thing. I’ve never had to work for anything in my life. Why, of all things, would I be expected to work at winning an election, of actually trying to persuade voters that my ideas are better. Things have just been given to me. Why would things change now?”

Look for some big wig NY pol to resign or die (aka Clinton style*) and Gov. Cuomo appoints the revered Chelsea. Then when the election for the seat comes up, she gets to run as an “incumbent.”

* Paraphrasing Vito himself, “But we’re superstitious people, and if some unlucky accident should befall some esteemed NY politician, … if he, or she, should be shot in the head by a police officer, or if he or she should hang himself in a jail cell, or if he/she’s struck by a bolt of lightning, then we’re gonna blame some of the people in this room whose last name is Clinton.”

    Miles in reply to fscarn. | March 30, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Both of New York’s Senators and all of the Representatives of the districts covering the Five Boroughs and Chappaqua would be well advised to fully and intensively vet their personal staff and security, randomly vary their driving routes and airports used to fly back and forth between DC and their districts and hire personal physicians.
    At least until Mrs. Mezvinsky either is indicted and convicted in Federal court, or she somehow falls to a one of her probable intended congressional victim’s preemptive strike.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to fscarn. | March 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Another translation: “I haven’t decided which seat I’m going to strongarm my way into yet.”

    Where are the “no more political dynasties” people?

All Clinton’s: Just please go away!

buckeyeminuteman | March 30, 2017 at 6:49 am

Chelsea’s father-in-law; Edward Mizvinsky is a former Congressman who was convicted in 2001 on 31 charges of felony fraud and served 5 years in federal prison. We all know who her parents are, although the depth of their deeds will never truly be known. It’s best to keep these people far away from your election ballot.

The election of Barack Obama shows that there’s always room for a candidate who is completely unqualified for the position she seeks. The sad truth is that people such as Obama, Chelsea and yes, Hillary, too, is that it is their ideas, not their lack of experience, that make them unqualified for office, because they are ineducable.

And even less talented version of Kim Kardashian. Chelsea, like Kim is famous for nothing. But at least Kim Kim commanding audience. Chelsea puts people to sleep.

LOL… I hope mini cankles does run… I hope all the lefty ex-radical 1960’s types put ALL THEIR MONEY into another sure to fail Clinton candidacy for __ whatever… WASTE all your money… PLEASE do IT! ….!!!

#GoChelsea! #NoChanceInH$ll #MorePopcornPlease #JustForTheLaughs #PleasePromiseMeThisIsPhotoShopped … !!!


I dislike going here, but it needs to be said:

That is a VERY unflattering picture of Chelsea Clinton. She’s usually reasonably photogenic.

From that angle, it accentuates the fact that she got her father’s chin and lips, her mother’s nose and cheekbones, and her father’s forehead (and ears, though you can’t see them).

Whomever allowed THAT shot to be used as a news-piece should be thrown out of the Clinton organization.