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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:36 PM
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Chelsea's Iowa Debut
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 01:36 PM by ElizabethDC
December 8, 2007, 1:04 pm
Chelseas Iowa Debut
By Jeff Zeleny

DES MOINES With Oprah Winfrey headed here on Saturday to campaign for Senator Barack Obama, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton brought a surprise guest of her own: Chelsea Clinton.

It was Ms. Clintons debut on the presidential campaign trail, smiling broadly as she walked into Palmers Deli a few steps behind her mother for a breakfast photo opportunity. She shed her coat and immediately began shaking hands and mingling with Iowa supporters who were seated among the diners.

Chelsea, delighted to meet you, said Julia Martinusen, 49, who signed up as a Clinton supporter in recent weeks. I was just wondering where youd been.

Im happy to be here, Ms. Clinton replied.

more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/08/chelseas-iowa-debut/index.html?hp




I'm glad to see that Chelsea's joining her mom out on the campaign trail. I met Chelsea a few days before the '04 election, when she was out campaigning for Kerry/Edwards. She was very sweet and down to earth and I imagine she'll be an effective campaign tool for her mom.
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Nedsdag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:38 PM
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1. I'm not surprised to hear that she was campaigning.
I wonder why the campaign didn't do this sooner.

It might be too little too late.

Don't be surprised if they film a commercial starring Chelsea.
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:41 PM
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6. I think Chelsea really enjoys her anonymity
since she's been an adult, she's pretty much flown under the radar. I imagine she always planned to come out and stump for her mom, but not until the end.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:39 PM
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2. She's lovely.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:39 PM
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3. I don't envy the life she's lived,
or what she's had thrown at her, but she's turned out to be a delightful young woman. I'm glad to see her out campaigning.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:43 PM
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9. Agreed
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 01:44 PM by tammywammy
I said something similar in another thread. Her parents must be so proud, she's grown into a beautiful and smart woman.

And I stole this picture from jefferson_dem.




BTW, I love the pic in your sig line. I think alamon (or something similar) has it too. It's a great photo of Clark and Clinton together, very flattering.

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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:44 PM
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11. She's beautiful.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:25 PM
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40. They have a lot to be proud of in their daughter
They did good.
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Progress And Change Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:40 PM
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4. has she ever said whether she would consider running for office?
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:43 PM
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8. I don't think so
she's never given an interview. Her dad has said she's interested in politics, but doubts she'd run herself. Career-wise, she hasn't shown any inclination to do so.
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Progress And Change Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:50 PM
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13. i hope she runs just to see the wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding the clintons continue!
:evilgrin:
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:32 PM
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22. That would be nice. I've always hoped she'd get involved in public service in some way.
she's very intelligent and has a lot of poise. I think she could make an important contribution to our country, but I often wonder if her desire for privacy stands in the way.
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Progress And Change Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:33 PM
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24. maybe she will change her mind when she gets older
What is she now? In her late 20's? She has half a century to run for office. :)
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:35 PM
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28. She's 27. I wouldn't be at all surprised if she eventually decided to get involved in politics. nt
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:06 PM
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30. bill was remarking the other day about the work she does with the cllinton global intiative
foundation, so, yes, she does a lot of public service work.
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:13 PM
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33. Yes, she does some things like that
but she does them very quietly. The only time she really makes public appearances is when she does things with the NYC Ballet (which I believe she is on the board of).
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:41 PM
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5. She is a wonderful young woman.
Definitely as asset for HRC!

:thumbsup:

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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:42 PM
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7. the cnn crawl this mroning said it was hillary's mother. . . .
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:43 PM
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10. Hillary is out today with her mother and her daughter
her mother joined her yesterday evening, and Chelsea joined them both today.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:49 PM
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12. thankyou
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:51 PM
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14. Take that, Rudy! n/t
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:54 PM
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15. Indeed
You know, in general I stayed away the Guiliani media. But I read that Vanity Fair article posted in GD last week. It's no wonder why his kids don't want to vote for him. I knew that he tried to kick his wife out of Gracie Manshion, but I didn't know the details really. :wow:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:33 PM
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23. Yeah -- good point! nt
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:59 PM
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16. She is a great speaker... Much better than her dear ole' mom... must
have picked it up from her pops... She really is very charming, point on, and smooth.. I guess being in the limelight of politics her whole life keeps her poised even under a lot of pressure...
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:03 PM
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17. Chelsea is a gorgeous and articulate young woman.She is a credit to her parents. I am more
impressed with Chelsea stumping for her Mom than any celebrity endorsement.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:15 PM
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34. I think I feel a little faint. nt
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:18 PM
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35. Yes, I agree. Well said, saracat.
It's nice when the candidates are able to bring their grown kids out on the campaign trail - Cate Edwards is a great representative for her dad, and the Kerry girls did a great job on behalf of their dad as well.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:04 PM
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18. She campaigned with the Kerry girls and Caroline Kennedy 2004. nt
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 02:30 PM by MookieWilson
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:08 PM
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19. Yep. I met her then. She was with Caroline Kennedy, Vanessa Kerry, Karenna Gore, and Cate Edwards.nt
They came to FL a couple of days before the '04 elections. It was a surprise appearance, too - we had been told that Ben Affleck and Vanessa Kerry would be there, but then we got there and were told that the others would be coming, too. It was Chelsea's first stump speech, and it was a special treat. I chatted with her afterwards and she was lovely.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:30 PM
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21. United Chelsea and Caroline could conquer the world. But they don't seem to want to. nt
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:33 PM
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25. I think they both enjoy their privacy.
I know Caroline does a lot of philanthropic work. I don't know whether Chelsea does or not, but I can easily see her following Caroline's example.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:33 PM
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26. They've probably both had enough of politics
Especially the horrible way Chelsea was treated by some growing up.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:20 PM
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36. Can't says I blame either of them. nt
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:09 PM
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20. Great news-nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:35 PM
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27. She's an exceptional young woman - and a credit to her parents. nt
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:37 PM
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29. Not talking about Hillary's campaign, but about her daughter
Isn't if refreshing to see a young girl brought up by responsible parents. Parents who had trouble in their marriage but managed to raise their child right. AND I am making a comparison to the bush's girls. Two goodness knows whats. Allowed to run wild and have no morals. I guess you now know which party really has family values.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:10 PM
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31. Right. Even the most rabid RWers
admit that the Clintons made a wonderful job raising their daughter.

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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:12 PM
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32. Personally - I would rather meet Chelsea than Oprah.
Chelsea is a lovely young woman who grew up as the child of Bill and Hillary.

Who wouldn't want to hang out and have a few drinks with her? She probably has the most interesting stories, especially being a teenager in the WH.

Who is Oprah? A corporation, that's who - zzzzzz.
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:26 PM
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37. Me too.
I met Chelsea briefly once - we only exchanged a few sentences but she seemed like the kind of person I'd want to be friends with, you know? There was something very calm and sweet and down-to-earth about her.

Although I enjoy watching Oprah's show from time to time, she seems like she'd be way too self-centered to be the kind of person I'd want to be friends with.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:04 PM
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38. Agreed!
Oprah's just a product - it'd be like talking to a shiny new car.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:09 PM
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39. I would love for Chelsea to meet my two single sons. They're adorable too
and looking for a nice girl...Hmmmmm, how can I interfere in their lives on this???
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