Just what America needs, another bloody Clinton in the house

It looks like the Clinton family just can’t get enough of a smacking.

Now Chelsea is talking about entering the house.

Despite Hillary Clinton?s loss in the presidential race, the Clinton name might still have a future in politics.

Speculation is already rising that Chelsea Clinton may run for a congressional seat in New York following the retirement of a 79-year-old Democratic incumbent. Rep. Nita Lowey has spent almost 30 years in office representing New York?s 17th district, which covers Rockland County and parts of Westchester ? where Bill and Hillary Clinton reside. ?

?While it is true the Clintons need some time to regroup after Hillary?s crushing loss, they will not give up,? a source close to the Clintons told The New York Post. ?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.?

Some voters have decried the strongholds establishment politicians have on the system, but others have embraced the familiar and find comfort in the experience and connections they can bring to the table. If she decided to run, this would be Chelsea Clinton?s first bid for office, her in-depth knowledge of the political process and involvement as a surrogate on the Clinton campaign trail could make her a viable candidate for the position.

Many Americans are drawn to brand-name politicians.

?There is some kind of strange comfort in going for the same thing, even though that means you?re going for people from the system,? Julian Zelizer, a historian at Princeton University, told The Christian Science Monitor last year when asked about political dynasties.

?People are searching for someone who might be able to work through the gridlock in Washington, who might be able to survive in a very contentious and difficult political system,? he added. ?That kind of experience, whether it?s through family or through official positions, becomes attractive to people.?

All this talk of political dynasties is ridiculous. Just because her dad is Bill and her mother is Hillary doesn’t mean she’d make a good representative.

Mind you, the Republicans will be lining up to stand against her to hand out another drubbing.


– CS Monitor