So, Chelsea Clinton is a thing. Or not.
The reason this is up in the air is because we’re seeing two different perspectives. One is being generated by the media, who have treated the Clintons like the royalty (even though the Clintons have royally screwed them over many times…and that’s just Bill!). After the Hillary experiment failed twice, their sights are on the next generation of corrupt politicians, Chelsea.
The superlatives read like a romance novel. She’s smart! She’s popular! She’s cute! She’s a successful businesswoman as well as a wonderful mother! In other words, she’s everything her mother isn’t.
But as you might have guessed, I’m skeptical. For one, I’ve read her Twitter feed on occasion. She’s as sharp as a bowling ball on League Night. Her resume is great if you like light reading with a touch of fiction. And she seems completely oblivious to the world around her. As much as she tries to sound like she cares, it comes off as either forced or out-of-step with the rest of the world. It’s like she lives in her own little bubble and doesn’t venture out for anything. In other words, she’s everything her mother is.
The question that comes to mind is why Chelsea is getting a push now. It’s only a few months from her mother’s stunning defeat at the hands of Donald Trump, so the wounds are still pretty fresh. Perhaps the reason for the push is a direct result of Hillary’s loss. Without a second Clinton Presidency to fall back on and Hillary getting long in the tooth for a third potential failure, the press needs new blood to keep the Clinton name alive in political terms. That brings us to Chelsea, who at least on some level is being groomed for a possible Senate run in the near future. When you consider the Senate is where intellectual midgets like Joe Biden, Al Franken, and Elizabeth Warren reside, Chelsea will fit right in. That would be a repeat of how her mother won her Senate seat, and it would be a nice place for her to get her political chops in order for a possible Presidential run.
But the question remains of whether America wants another Clinton in office. Granted, Chelsea could easily run for Senate in a blue state where a moldy sandwich could get elected if it had a D behind its name (see the aforementioned Senators for proof). Having said that, even the Left is getting tired of the Clinton family, and when you consider what the DNC and the Clinton campaign did to hamstring Bernie Sanders, it will take a lot of work to bring the party together. Just ask current DNC Chair Tom Perez, provided he’s taken his meds and had his shots. Add to this the fact the Clinton name has been damaged more than a balsa wood bedroom set at Michael Moore’s house, and you have the recipe for an electoral drubbing.
And we haven’t even gotten into the Clinton Global Initiative, a potential treasure trove of mismanaged money and political favors. Just like the DNC, but with 300% more Clinton!
It may be time for Americans of all political stripes to just say no to Chelsea Clinton. Or if we can’t say no, then maybe just point and laugh at all the attempts to make her seem like a winner.