Chelsea Clinton: 'I may follow my parents into politics'

Chelsea Clinton: 'I may follow my parents into politics'

Washington : DC : USA | Aug 15, 2012 at 2:42 AM PDT
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              Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will wed investment banker Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday evening in Rhinebeck. That's about 90 miles north of New York City. (July 29)

After years of shooting down rumors that the young Clinton might try dipping her toes into the waters of politics, Chelsea Clinton tells Vogue magazine that she’s not ruling out the possibility of a run for the elected office someday.

The 32-year-old daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton says that she might be embracing the political legacy handed down from her parents if she feels that it must be done.

"If there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn't think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world?" Clinton says. "Then that would be a question I'd have to ask and answer."

Clinton says that before her mom’s campaign her thoughts were different about the issue, but now, she feels she has a choice to either ignore her celebrity status or to use it to highlight issues that she has cared about all her life.

"I believe that there are many ways for each of us to play our part," Clinton tells Vogue, according to a report by ABC News. "For a very long time that's what my mom did. And then she went into elected public life. Her life is a testament to the principle that there are many ways to serve."

Clinton says the question of whether she would consider running for the office is something she has thought a lot about because since she was very small, people have been asking her that. “I believe that engaging in the political process is part of being a good person. And I certainly believe that part of helping to build a better world is ensuring that we have political leaders who are committed to that premise.”

Clinton has spent 8 years in the White House surrounded by media and security that still follows her around. She has a lot of supporters. Being a Democrat she has also survived various attacks from media critics. Clinton is now married to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky and says running for the office is not the only pressure she is facing right now. Her mom, Hilary Clinton, has also been asking her to produce grandchildren.

“I always knew I was the center of my parents’ lives when I was growing up. And I am determined that our children feel the same way. Marc and I are both working really hard right now, but I think in a couple of years, hopefully … literally, God willing. And I hope my mom can wait that long.”

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Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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