President Obama explains why he doesn’t expect to be on the 2016 campaign trail with Democrats very much, because, as he puts it, Americans want “a new car smell” and he’s got “a few dings” after six years.
About Hillary Clinton, whom most expect to be the Democratic nominee, he says:
“She hasn’t announced so I don’t want to jump the gun,” Obama said about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he said he speaks with regularly. “If she decides to run, I think she will be a formidable candidate and I think she’d be a great president.”
“She’s not going to agree with me on everything,” the President continued. “And, you know, one of the benefits of running for president is you can stake out your own positions — and have a clean slate, a fresh start.”