Think the Clinton dynasty is over? Think again.
According to the New York Post, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary, is being groomed to run for Congress.
We had to see this coming.
After Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were nominated to represent the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, reports started coming out that Chelsea and Donald’s daughter, Ivanka, who grew up as childhood friends, wouldn’t be talking to each other before the election.
Chelsea has said that Ivanka will remain her friend regardless of the outcome of the election, yet many are starting to speculate that Chelsea and Ivanka would run for president against each other, much like their parents just did.
But focusing on Chelsea’s imminent run for Congress, sources say she plans to run in New York’s 17th congressional district, which is currently represented by Rep. Nita Lowey (D). It’s a safe Democratic area considered a suburb of New York City.
A source told the New York Post, “While it is true the Clintons need some time to regroup after Hillary’s crushing loss, they will not give up. Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand. In the past few years, she has taken a very visible role in the Clinton Foundation and on the campaign trail. While politics isn’t the life Hillary wanted for Chelsea, she chose to go on the campaign trail for her mother and has turned out to be very poised, articulate and comfortable with the visibility.”
The source continued to speculate on whether Lowey would retire, but the fact of the matter remains is that Chelsea Clinton, a millennial, might be more insular than her parents when it comes to dealing with the issues of real Americans.
Chelsea cannot relate to this generation as she was born into politics and raised in a very affluent environment. Most millennials today are struggling in today’s economy.
They have immense difficulty finding steady, gainful employment where they can pay off their student loans with interest that ranges well into the hundred of thousands of dollars. Millennials can’t buy homes, cars, and healthcare. And they certainly can’t get married and have a family as early as they’d like.
While it seems fitting for Chelsea to enter the world of politics, she’s going to have to go to great lengths to understand the generation that she’s a part of, or else it will be tremendously difficult to break that highest, hardest glass ceiling.