IT’S NOT the Kennedy legacy, but the history of William Jefferson Clinton matters a lot to Democrats and Chelsea Clinton will be in charge of it all some day.
You can see the power of Clintonism this election cycle, which will become even more apparent in September, when former Pres. Bill Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention, then turns to introduce Pres. Barack Obama.
When you add the the chapters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, what Chelsea Clinton is looking to be handed as an inheritance is a part of history that’s similarly important, especially when you add that Hillary’s not done, no matter what she does after leaving the State Department.
The light has dawned for Chelsea. It’s shared in September Vogue.
People around Chelsea have noticed a change in her, too. “As she’s been exposed to the foundation and to what her father’s doing with his post-presidential life,” says Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, “I think a light switched on: This is the legacy I’m going to inherit. To say it is an incredible one is an understatement. She now knows that in 20, 30 years, everything about her father’s legacy is in her hands. It’s going to be Chelsea’s responsibility to carry that torch. This is the core of what her grandmother encouraged her to do: embrace her inheritance.” – Vogue
Fashion season is huge for women. The fashion magazines of September are one of my many guilty pleasures. Oh, and by the way, September’s Vanity Fair is marvelous.
I was one of the lucky women who attended the “Honoring Generations of Women” events in Washington, D.C., back in 2008. Chelsea spoke, revealing an accomplished young woman with poise and grace. As someone who remembers her awkwardness when her father was president it was wonderful to view and hear how she’d come into her own, as we all do eventually.
Now on the board of the Clinton Foundation, the world is open to Chelsea, which would be a dream for any professional woman, let alone someone who is looking at carrying on what her father began.