Extending support to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over her presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday said that the voters are looking forward to a “new car smell” in the race to White House, scheduled in 2016, and she holds the potential to deliver it.
While talking about the 2016 presidential elections during an interview at a national television, Obama said that Clinton holds immense potential and would be a “great president”.
The incumbent president also expressed a need for new face for the country’s top-most post, saying fatigue may have set in after six years in office.
“The voters want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me,” Obama said during the interview with ABC’s “This Week.”
According to Obama, any Democrat leader other than him would create a new history in America’s politics that he believes voters are also interested in.
The president also conceded the “clings” to his own political standing during his nearly six years of tenure.
“They want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me,” Obama said during the interview.
Obama said there are a number of possible Democratic candidates who would be “fantastic presidents”, but underlined the name of Clinton among all.
According to Obama, Clinton would be a “formidable candidate” and “a great president”.
Clinton is one of the most powerful forces in the Democratic politics for a long time. She is also being seen as a frontrunner for the presidential race in 2016. But she has not yet revealed her mind and is likely to announce her decision on whether she will be contesting the elections by early next year.
When asked about whether Clinton is considering, her spokesman Nick Merrill declined to comment.