The Clintons really, really want a grandchild.
For at least the third time in the last 10 days, one half of the political power couple is expressing a desire to see daughter Chelsea – who’s been married for six months – have a child.
“I’d like to live, I’d like to be a grandfather,” former President Bill Clinton said Thursday while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I have nothing to do with that achievement, but I would like it.”
And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he said, feels the strong pull of wanting a grandchild. “I would like to have a happy wife and she won’t be unless she’s a grandmother. It’s something she wants more than she wanted to be president.”
Hillary Clinton was barely coy on the subject in an interview last week.
“Well, you know, I will only get in trouble however I respond to that,” she said. “But let me just say, I love babies, so you know, maybe I’ll have more in my life some day.”
Again this week, she said she was “absolutely” ready to become a grandmother.
“[W]e spend as much time with our daughter and [her] husband as they will let us,” Clinton said. “So we, luckily, live in New York near where they live, because that gives us an easier chance to get together for dinner or go to the theater or just hang out. And we’re always looking for excuses to do that.