Columnists > Grandmothers are here to steer humanity towards a better future

18 June 2015 | by Joanna Moorhead

Grandmothers are here to steer humanity towards a better future

Pope Francis take note: Hillary Clinton, presidential hopeful, is proud – repeat, proud – to be a grandmother. When daughter Chelsea’s daughter Charlotte arrived, she released pictures of them having a warm cuddle, and said being a grandmother was her “most exciting title yet”. This week, at the opening rally for her presidential campaign, she referenced it again: she might not, she agreed, be the youngest candidate for the highest office in the US, but if she got the job she would certainly be the youngest (itals) female (end itals) president. And, she said, she’d be the first-ever president who was also a grandmother. Let’s hope Clinton’s candidacy rules out forever any chance of a repeat of the clanger dropped by Francis at the end of las


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