Chelsea Clinton, the former first teen who has matured into a battle-tested campaign surrogate, on Thursday said she plans to eschew rhetoric and speak instead from a deeply personal place when introducing her mother, Hillary Clinton, at the Democratic National Convention.
Hillary Clinton is scheduled tonight to formally accept the mantle of presidential nominee from her party — a political breakthrough centuries in the making that has Chelsea Clinton contemplating our collective future.
“As proud as I am of my mom, this election to me is fundamentally about my children, Charlotte and Aidan,” the mother of two told NBC’s “Today” show host Matt Lauer. “And I couldn’t imagine a better president for them.”
Former President Bill Clinton shared his side of the dynastic couple’s life story Tuesday night in a speech conventioneers dubbed heartfelt and humanizing.
Chelsea Clinton intends to follow suit, offering up a uniquely insider perspective — “I’m going to talk as her daughter,” she said — designed to counter all the negativity clogging the airwaves.
“What we heard last week in Cleveland, that’s not the person that I know,” she said, adding, “I just hope that people understand even a little more when I’m done than when I started about why I love her so much and why I admire her so much.”