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There can be no other childhood in America that quite compares to growing up in the White House. Many children have had the experience and not one adult can rightfully say he or she knows what it would be like. But in this election, a great many people who remembered that little girl from the Clinton White House, were impressed to see Chelsea Clinton as a young woman on the campaign trail.
James Carville is a close friend of the Clinton family: “The whole country has watched her grow, and it's so nice to see a success story like this and to see, you know, somebody we knew as a girl, you know, turn into a really kind of mature, bright, articulate, successful young woman. And i think it's good for other children, particularly young girls, to see."
But will young girls see her following in her parents’ footsteps? Does Chelsea Clinton have political aspiration? CNN senior political analyst David Gergen doesn’t think so: "My bet is that Chelsea Clinton is going to go have a private life, is going to be extraordinarily adventuresome, interesting. She's a young woman who really proved her mettle in this campaign to the public."
Former Clinton adviser, Paul Begala, may just become a current Clinton adviser if Chelsea decides to go into politics: “…I have no idea if Chelsea Clinton really wants to run for office. If she does, you know, I may just quit my gig at CNN and volunteer to be her campaign manager.
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