GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Barbara Allen, an undecided voter, had a question for Chelsea Clinton on the rope line a couple days ago.
“I asked her how her mother being president would compare with her father being president,” said Allen, 56, from a town called Travelers Rest.
Just then, someone holding Allen’s camera was ready to snap their picture. The flash went off. Chelsea could have turned away toward the next fan, but she didn’t.
“She turned right back to me,” Allen remembers. “She said, ‘She’ll be better.’ With the biggest smile on her face.”
Allen had been considering voting for John Edwards. But somehow, Chelsea Clinton’s endorsement of her mother made Allen think of her own mother and mother-in-law, both now deceased, and what it would mean for them to have the first woman president. She decided to vote for Clinton.
A Clinton spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a question about the accuracy of this account of familial partisanship.