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Published:September 27th, 2014 21:14 EST

Chelsea Gives Birth to Baby Girl! Congratulations Bill and Hillary Clinton!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Bill and Hillary Clinton have become grandparents after their daughter, Chelsea Clinton, gave birth to a daughter named Charlotte.



Chelsea Clinton announced the birth on Twitter. "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky,` she posted.


In a joint statement, Bill and Hillary Clinton said they were "blessed, grateful, and so happy` to become grandparents."




My heartfelt congratulations to Chelsea Clinton, her husband, and her famous parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton on the birth of baby Charlotte.


Bill and Hillary Clinton have committed a litany of political transgressions, but today isn`t the time for political recriminations, it`s a time of joy and celebration. Certainly, Republicans, Democrats and Independents can join together in congratulating the Clinton clan.


Now that I`ve got the niceties out of the way, what are the political implications of Charlotte`s birth on Hillary Clinton`s political aspirations?


Hillary has a well-deserved reputation as a tough lady, being a grandmother can only serve to soften her image.


I guarantee that Chelsea and her baby will join Hillary on the campaign trail. Kissing babies humanizes political candidates; Hillary will garner a lot of sympathy simply by holding and kissing her granddaughter.


As somebody who is loathe to see either Hillary Clinton or Jed Bush run for president, we live in a democracy and not a monarchy after all, I hope that Hillary will be so thrilled at being a grandmother that she will forego running for president.

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