POLITICS
11/23/2014 10:02 am ET Updated Nov 24, 2014

Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' In Next Campaign

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed.

At the same time, Obama says the public wants that "new car smell" when it comes to the next presidential campaign.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama says: "They want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me."

"You know, they're probably not gonna be looking at me to campaign too much," Obama said. "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."

He continued, "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."

He says Hillary Rodham Clinton, his former secretary of state, and a number of other potential Democratic candidates would make great presidents, but he didn't name other names.

Obama acknowledged that Clinton won't agree with him on everything.

Clinton has said she'll decide whether to run early next year.

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