Hillary Clinton Adds Key Line to Pre-2016 Stump Speech
Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is just five days old and already appears to be a living embodiment of themes her grandmother, Hillary Clinton, could put to use on the campaign trail.
During her prepared remarks at a women's real estate convention in Miami this afternoon, the former secretary of state used a line never heard before on her paid-speaking circuit: one about the future for her new granddaughter.
"I think my granddaughter has just as much God-given potential as a boy who was born in that hospital on the same day," Clinton told the crowd at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, adding, "I just believe that. That's the way I was raised."
Chelsea Clinton's daughter, Charlotte, was born last week in New York City and is the first grandchild for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Thursday's one-day visit to Miami is the first time Clinton has traveled outside of the state since the baby's birth. Earlier this week, she cancelled her appearance at two other fundraising events in Washington, D.C., because of the new baby.
In addition to her keynote at the CREW convention this afternoon, Clinton is also holding a book signing for her new memoir, "Hard Choices," and campaigning for Florida's Democratic candidate for governor, Charlie Crist.
While Clinton still says she has not made a decision about running for president, equality for women and girls is an issue very close to her and one she will likely bring with her on the campaign trail should she decide to run.
Her comments today indicate that the newest addition to the family is well-positioned to play a role in Clinton 2016 - even if just symbolically.