Bill Clinton: Daughter Chelsea will become a better president than wife Hillary

Bill Clinton: Daughter Chelsea will become a better president than wife Hillary

Washington : DC : USA | Sep 27, 2013 at 1:07 AM PDT
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At a time when all the eyes are on Hillary Clinton as a potential Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, former President Bill Clinton has said he believes there is someone else who could make an even better president, at least in the long run.

Appearing in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Bill Clinton was asked whether daughter Chelsea Clinton or his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a better president if they chose to run. Clinton named his daughter.

"Day after tomorrow, my wife because she's had more experience," Clinton said. "Over the long run, Chelsea. She knows more than we do about everything.

"There was a time in her childhood when I thought maybe she thought she did when she didn't, now it's highly embarrassing because she in fact does," he continued. "So, I feel like I'm going to school every day when we have a conversation."

While it’s unclear whether Chelsea will seek a political career so soon, in a recent interview with “The Daily Show”, she said that she has purposefully been avoiding following the footsteps of her famous parents, but has left the door open to pursue this option at some point down the road.

Asked about her political ambitions during a tour of Rwanda with the Clinton Charitable Foundation, of whom Chelsea is the vice president, the 33-year-old said that she is “grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I really believe in my elected officials, and their ethos and their competencies. Someday, if either of those weren’t true and I thought I could make more of a difference in the public sector, or if I didn’t like how my city or state or country was being run, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton remains clueless regarding his wife’s possible presidential run in 2016; nonetheless, in an interview on CNN, he said that given Hillary’s vast politician career and her achievements during the last couple of years, it’s only understandable why so many people are hoping that she would run.

"She served well as secretary of state, and because people across the political spectrum finally got to see her the way those of us who know her see her," Clinton said. "It was the first time the country had ever gotten to see her as somebody who just, what you see is what you get. She shows up for work every day, gets stuff done and is very strong about it."

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