RHINEBECK, NY - JULY 31: In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, (L-R) Marc Mezvinsky, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton pose during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City. (Photo by Barbara Kinney/Matt McKenna via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bill Clinton;Chelsea Clinton;Marc Mezvinsky;Hillary Clinton
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.