In a revealing new interview, Hillary Rodham Clinton has suggested that becoming a grandmother when her daughter, Chelsea, gives birth in late 2014 may cause her to reconsider running for President of the United States.
Hillary Clinton, 66, has yet to decide whether or not the time is right for her to run for President of the United States. Now that she is going to be a grandmother, it seems as if her decision might be swayed by the little one’s arrival.
Hillary Clinton: Will She Run For Office After Becoming A Grandma?
If you were rooting for Hillary to be the first woman ever to run for presidential office, you might want to sit down for this.
In a new interview, Hillary has revealed that she often wonders if she will want to become president after becoming a grandmother for the first time.
“I know I have a decision to make,” Hillary explained to the June 6 issue of People. “With the extra added joy of ‘I’m about to become a grandmother,’ I want to live in the moment.”
Hillary’s daughter, Chelsea, announced that she was pregnant with her first child on April 17 in New York City. The former first daughter is the only child to Hillary and her husband, former POTUS Bill Clinton.
While it sure seems as if being a grandmother could sway Hillary not to run, later in her interview she explains that it could potentially have the complete opposite affect on her, too.
“[Becoming a grandmother] will affect my being, not just my thinking! […] Having that next generation right there and thinking about everything you want to do both personally — but in our cases, publicly and professionally — to give that child the best chance in life, that is profoundly moving to me,” Hillary shared.
“So, of course, I’m going to be thinking about this child. How that affects what I am and what I do.”
Way to keep us guessing, Hillary!
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— Lauren Cox