After her crushing defeat to Republican Donald Trump in last week's presidential election, It is apparent that Hillary Clinton has reached her political end, and in a very devastating way at that. Bill Clinton remains a discredited former president. So would the Clintons lose their brand and influence in America's politics?
Apparently not! The Clintons may have lost the war to Trump but are not ready to retreat from the political scene completely. This early, they are reportedly banking on only child Chelsea to continue their political legacy by urging the young Clinton to run for a congressional seat.
A Democratic party insider revealed to New York Post that Chelsea will " make a move sooner or later". Chelsea's political move, if ever, is one straight out of a dramatic soap opera storyline and plot- to avenge her mother.
Democratic political consultant Joseph Mercurio shares to the New York Post that it is indeed a perfect drama pitch to Americans: " scorned woman redeems herself- the punch line is that the daughter runs to reclaim the family legacy."
Those excited to see the political comeback of the Clintons through Chelsea are not even worried that unlike her parents, she does not have the law degree nor the political experience to get her all the way to the White House someday. They are looking at the phenomenal Trump model as " inspiration".
Still, so as to initiate Chelsea, the insiders say the family and Democrat supporters are eyeing the New York seat held by Rep.Nita Lowey. At 79 years old, Lowey is set to retire and unlikely to run again. Her New York City 17th Congressional District includes part of Rockland and Westchester counties, and conveniently, Chappaqua, home base of the Clintons.
Just this August, the Clinton couple even bought a home next door to their residence for $1.16 m, a gift for Chelsea, her husband and two children.
Chelsea currently lives and is registered to vote in Manhattan but could easily transfer her legal residence to Chappaqua.
In 2011, Chelsea started a job at NBC News as " special correspondent" and was hugely overpaid for the assignment. She was compensated a whopping $1.55 million for doing just 14 fluffy feature stories in two years, with cumulative airtime of less than an hour.
The former first daughter also served as vice chair to the family-run Clinton Foundation, getting into controversial fights with top Clinton aide Doug Band who once referred to Chelsea in a leaked email as a " spoiled brat" and someone " who has not found her place in the world".
Maybe with mom's humiliating loss, Chelsea feels ready to secure her place by staking a claim in the political arena. But just like Hillary's White House comeback dream, the daughter would soon find out, that's not for her and her family to dictate, but for the American voters to decide.