O: “You know, when you’ve been president for six years, you’ve got some dings”
President Barack Obama suggested in a Sunday interview that voters have grown a little tired of his presidency and will want a newer, fresher candidate to succeed him.
“I think the American people, they’re gonna want that new car smell,” Obama said on ABC’s “This Week,” according to a transcript. “They wanna drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me.”
Obama made the comments while addressing the potential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 contest. Though Clinton served in his administration as secretary of state, Obama said voters should expect her to offer some disagreements with his presidency.