Henderson, Nev. (Storch Report) — Is President Obama trying to cast off Hillary Clinton as a retread while creating the image of a ‘new car smell’ for all other Democratic presidential candidates?
It sure sounds that way during an interview on Sunday on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ when he said Americans want a “new car smell” when it comes to the next presidential campaign.
“They want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me,” he said.
“You know, they’re probably not gonna be looking at me to campaign too much,” Obama said.
I like the way this guy grasps the obvious.
“One of the things about our society which is great is that we don’t have real long memories. And, you know, we get impatient for the next thing.”
I’ll buy into that especially when it comes to history.
Now he is not totally discounting himself. He said that he wants a Democrat in the White house in 2016 and he is pledging his support.
“I think at the end of two years if they want me to do some selective thing, I’ll be happy to do ’em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.”
Now who doesn’t believe that this president gets it?
While he didn’t mention any other candidates he did give a nod to Hillary Rodham Clinton, his former secretary of state and generically said that she and the other potential Democratic candidates would make great presidents.
He did acknowledge that Clinton won’t agree with him on everything.
This was obvious when Hillary tried to distance herself from Obama on her new book-bomb tour recently realizing Obama’s coattails were not an asset.
It was not easy to figure out what the Emperor of Politics had in mind during this interview.
What was apparent was that he was consistent about what he does best in contrast to the job at hand — play politics.
While on one hand he seemed to be helping Hillary to feel free to distance herself from him by implying she is a retread, but on the other hand suggesting the rest of the Democratic field has that “new car smell.”
Somehow, it sounds familiar to a book I recently wrote!
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